The Google of Russia Launches its First Android Phone – Yandex.Phone
You can this the Google of Russia’ Yandex search engine because they simply dominated the Russian Market.
The Yandex.Phone features a 5.65-inch LCD display with Full HD+ (2,160 x 1,080) resolution, 5-megapixel front camera, dual rear 16MP and 5MP cameras, rear fingerprint sensor, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 chipset.
The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo, though Android 9 Pie would have been much nicer to see. Yandex has its own music, taxi, cloud, maps, and wallet platforms. Yandex even has its own Android app store and e-commerce site.
It has a glass back with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, IP54 ratings for dust and water resistance, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3050mAh battery with support for fast charging.
Finally, it comes with its own virtual assistant called Alice. Alice features over 34,000 localized skills that let you do everything from order food and book flights to find local business and providers. You can also use Alice to place calls and identify unknown callers.
Highlights Specifications of Yandex.Phone
Display: 5.65-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Chipset: 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPU
RAM + ROM: 4GB RAM + 64GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
Operating System: Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Yandex Launcher
SIM: Dual SIM
Camera: 16MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP secondary; 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
Dust and water resistance (IP54)
Sensor: Fingerprint sensor
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Dimensions: 150.1 × 72.5 × 8.28mm; Weight: 163g
Network: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C
Battery: 3050mAh built-in battery with fast charging
It will be priced at $270