Russian search large Yandex introduces its first smartphone, Yandex.Telephone

“The Yandex.Telephone comes pre-loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo-based Yandex.Launcher”

Yandex – the Google of Russia – has introduced its first-ever smartphone within the nation. Dubbed as Yandex.Telephone, the handset boots Android 8.1 Oreo with Yandex.Launcher out of the field. Having constructed Russia’s extensively used search engine, the corporate is attempting to diversify itself into the digital assistant, good speaker, and purposes to remain aggressive available in the market. Yandex is attempting to do what Google did just a few years again by launching its Pixel-series of {hardware} merchandise.

Coming again to Yandex.Telephone, the handset sports activities fairly unremarkable options. The Snapdragon 630 chipset that it employs is a yr older and feels dated. The SoC has been paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB native storage with help for microSD card. The show can be an everyday 5.65-inch 18:9 facet ratio LCD panel with a decision of full HD+(1,080 x 2,160p).

On the brilliant facet, the Yandex.Telephone comes with the corporate’s clever assistant – Alice – for a hands-free entry. It additionally comes with Yandex suite of apps to additional improve the expertise. For images, the gadget contains a pair of 16-megapixel shooters on the rear with LED flash and a 5-megapixel shooter on the entrance for selfies. A 3,050mAh battery with Fast Cost know-how fuels the gadget. Different options embrace connectivity choices like NFC, GPS, and GLONASS.

“We constructed Yandex.Telephone to supply Russian customers a smartphone that’s geared up with all of the localized instruments that assist customers higher navigate their day by day routines,” Yandex official Fyodor Yezhov was quoted as saying in a press launch.

The Yandex.Telephone has been priced at RUB 17,990 (~Rs 19,000) in Russia. The handset goes on the market beginning right this moment by way of Yandex Retailer in Moscow, and from December seventh onwards on Yandex’s on-line retailer in addition to Russian service Beeline and different Russian electronics shops. 

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