Amazon Alexa has arrived on Wileyfox smartphones and to mark the occasion, Wileyfox are launching an exclusive, limited edition Echo Dot bundle which can be purchased for £209.99. The new SIM-free Wileyfox Swift 2 X is a smartphone that allows users to access Amazon Alexa while out and about and along with this, consumers can receive a free Echo Dot worth £49.99 while stocks last. The bundle is available to buy from Amazon.
This essentially means that Wileyfox users can access hands-free interactions for literally thousands of Alexa Skills. It will also be used in conjunction with Google Assistant on which is already on some Wileyfox Smartphones, so it isn’t necessarily a case of choosing which assistant to use. You can have both working together to give you more choice. The Echo Dot will provide consumers the chance to utilise Alexa even when the Wileyfox handset is not close by.
This collaboration marks the first time Amazon Echo has been included with a smartphone and it’s part of a continuing association between Wileyfox and Amazon. Alexa is being integrated widely across the Wileyfox smartphone range and this certainly seems to be the most affordable way to get Alexa on a mobile device.
Amazon Alexa is able to answer questions, control smart home devices, get the latest news and weather updates, play music and podcasts and control entertainment systems. Consumers can connect to an existing set of speakers or home audio systems using Bluetooth technology of a 3.5mm stereo cable. In addition, Wileyfox handset owners can connect their Swift 2 X to the Amazon Echo Dot to play music using Bluetooth through the connected speakers.
Naeem WaljI, CMO, Wileyfox said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be launching the world’s first ever smartphone and Amazon Echo Dot package. Not only was Wileyfox the first brand ever to retroactively bring Alexa to an already-available handset, but we are now offering new owners a connected home device as well. The added versatility offered by having Alexa on your Swift 2 X, and by having the Amazon Echo Dot available as a smart home assistant or Bluetooth speaker is incredible – and I look forward to hearing about the innovative ways our customers use them.”
Wileyfox Swift 2 X Specification
- Android Nougat 7.1.2 – the latest version of Google’s Android operating system with the ability to always receive priority updates to newer versions when released
- 5.2” FHD incell display producing vibrant and clear colours on a 1080p resolution with 424ppi
- 16MP camera with Samsung sensor and 8MP ‘selfie’ camera with Live Filters, HDR, Panorama and Slow Motion built in
- 3GB RAM, 32GB on-board storage, expandable up to 128GB
- Android Pay enabled with fingerprint reader for security
- 3010mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 giving you 75% charge within 55 minutes
- Comes in two colours – Midnight and Gold
Wileyfox Swift 2 handsets are available to purchase from £159.99 or €169.99. Alexa will be coming to the Swift 2 range through an over-the-air software update in the next few weeks.