(Яндекс.Телефон in Russian) has just been officially unveiled. It is developed by one of the largest tech companies in Russia - Yandex, which owns and operates the largest local search engine and is at the base of numerous innovations in the Russian tech market. This smartphone is entirely powered by Yandex's intelligent assistant, Alice, and it is the first smartphone to be entirely integrated into the company's mobile ecosystem of apps and services. The intelligent assistant learns actively over time to offer a more accurate and personalized service. Alice can be activated regardless of what a user is doing on the phone, and the user can employ voice commands to interact with the assistant even when the phone is not being held.
runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Yandex.Launcher on board. It is built around a 5.65-inch FHD+ IPS display and is based on a Snapdragon 630 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The camera department features two rear shooters - a 12MP main and a 5MP auxiliary one. The front-facing snapper packs a 5MP sensor as well. The model has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 3.5 mm jack, USB Type-C port and supports NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, etc. It is powered by a 3050 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. All this is packed in a body that's covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back with an aluminium alloy frame in between.
The phone retails for 17,990 rubles ($270) and will be available tomorrow at the Yandex Store at our Moscow headquarters. On December 7, users can buy the phone through Beeline, one of Russia’s largest telecommunications providers, and at M.Video and Eldorado retail electronics stores. Users will also be able to buy the phone on December 7 through our new Beru e-commerce marketplace, with free delivery across Russia.Source
Russian internet store Mvideo has published by mistake the specifications of the Yandex Smartphone three days prior to its announcement on December 5th. The page has been removed but still, you can see it in Google's cache. The post unveils official photos of the mid-ranger, its full specs and price - RUB 17990 (EUR 237). The model will be based on a Snapdragon 630 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It has...
2 December 2018