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Wiko Drops a Better Ride for Boost

May 26, 2021, 1:43 PM   by Rich Brome

Wiko this week launched the Ride 3, an updated entry-level Android phone that Boost Mobile will sell for just $35. Compared to the Ride 2, the Wiko Ride 3 has a taller, more modern notched display, larger 3,400 mAh battery, faster MediaTek Helio P22 processor and more RAM (3 GB), 13 megapixel main camera, USB-C, and Android 11. It also has a headset jack and memory card slot. The Ride 3 is available now from Boost's web site. It will hit Walmart June 12th and Boost stores by the end of June. Wiko first entered the US market in 2019 with a single model for Boost Mobile: the original Wiko Ride. Although Wiko has yet to grow its presence in the US market, the company has consistently offered a new model in the Ride series each year.


Wiko's new Affordable Ride has Better Specs

Jul 21, 2020, 8:58 AM   by Rich Brome   updated Jul 21, 2020, 2:43 PM

French phone maker Wiko has announced the Ride 2, its second phone for the US. Like the original Ride, the new Ride 2 is an entry-level Android phone exclusive to Boost. Step-ups compared to the original Ride include an HD resolution display, 32 GB of storage, 8 megapixel main camera, and a 5 megapixel selfie camera. Unchanged are the 5.5-inch display size, 2 GB of RAM, and a memory card slot. Other specs include a 2,500 mAh battery, Mediatek Helio A22 processor, IP52 water resistance, FM radio, headset jack, and micro-USB connector. The Ride 2 is available now directly from Boost for $40 (for a limited time, normal price $90). Starting August 1st, it will be available from Walmart for $35.


Wiko's First US Phone is The Ride, an $80 Phone for Boost

May 21, 2019, 7:00 AM   by Rich Brome

French phone maker Wiko today made its US debut with launch of the Ride, an $80 Android phone available now from Boost. The Ride is an entry-level phone with a 5.45-inch display, 5 megapixel main camera, 2 megapixel selfie camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and a 2,500 mAh removable battery. It has a memory card slot, 3.5mm audio jack, and runs Android version 9 (Pie). Wiko is a 5,000-person company that makes phones with a focus on design that are popular in Western Europe. To support its US operations, the company is opening offices in Plano, TX and Atlanta, GA.


Wiko Entering US Phone Market

May 17, 2019, 2:30 PM   by Rich Brome   updated May 17, 2019, 5:01 PM

French phone maker Wiko is entering the US market this month. A statement on their new US web site states that they are "partnering with one of the leading mobile carriers to offer a smartphone ... created to simplify your life at an affordable price." The company already sells its phones in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Representatives have confirmed to Phone Scoop that they have plans to open US offices in Plano and Atlanta.


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