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Yandex announces the Yandex Smartphone to rival Google’s Pixel

Yandex Smartphone

Search engine giant, Yandex, just unveiled the Yandex Smartphone today. Yandex is known as the most largest technology company and most used search engine in Russia. The company’s official website Yandex.ru is the 4th most visited website in Russia. The Yandex Smartphone is the company’s first smartphone running on Android OS and is said to tackle Google’s Pixel, according to a source. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 630, sporting full view display and dual rear camera.

Design

Yandex Smartphone

Designed with a combination of Metal and Plastic, the device looks simple just like the new Pixel 3. There’s a rear fingerprint scanner at the rear while the dual separated cameras are seen at the top left corner. It weighs 140g and was unveiled in only Black, other colours might be released later on.

Display

Yandex Smartphone

The phone is built around a 5.65-inch FHD+ IPS LCD full view display. The screen boasts of 1080 x 2160 pixels in resolution along with a 427 pixel per inch density for clear visuals as well. Overall, the screen stretches up to 78% screen-to-body ratio.

Software and Hardware

It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Running the race here is the Snapdragon 630 chipset from Qualcomm which comes with 8-cores of processor clocking at 2.2GHz offering a smooth ride.

The Qualcomm Adreno 508 graphics card handles everything graphics. The phone packs 64GB internal storage space for storing your files, you can expand up to 256GB using a memory card. It comes with 4GB RAM space for multitasking through apps and tasks.

Camera

The Yandex Smartphone sports dual 16MP + 5MP rear cameras for all your photography needs. The camera is equipped with a dual-LED flash and other internal features listed in the table below. For taking selfies, there’s a 5MP selfie shooter for that.

Battery

Powering up the smartphone is a 3060mAh battery capacity with support for fast charging. Charging the battery from 0% to 100% shouldn’t take up to 2 hours.

Yandex Smartphone Specs

・5.65-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo
・Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
・Octa-core 2.2GHz
・4GB RAM
・64GB Internal Storage
・16MP + 5MP rear camera
・5MP selfie camera
・3060mAh battery

Yandex Smartphone Features and Video Review

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Yandex Smartphone Full Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Yandex Smartphone
Announced December, 2018
Released December, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 /1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE 800 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)

SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Metal + Plastic
Dimensions
Weight 160g
Water Resistant No
Protection Yes
Colours Black

Display

Display Type FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.65-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 427ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio
Aspect Ratio 18:9
Touch Screen Model Capacitive
Touch Screen Yes
Multitouch Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multitouch, Scratch Resistant, 2.5D curved glass screen
Secondary Display

Camera

16MP + 5MP
Yes
2160p@30fps
Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Phase detection
Yes, dual-LED
f/2.2
5MP
f/2.4

Software

Android 8.1 Oreo
Modified
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
Process Technology 14nm
CPU Octa-core 2.2GHz
Cores 8-Cores
Bit Architecture 64-bit
GPU (Graphics) Qualcomm Adreno 508
GPU (Cores) 2-Cores
GPU (Frequency) 650MHz
4GB
Memory Speed 1333MHz
Internal Storage 64GB
Yes, up to 256GB
Card Type microSD, microSDHC, microSDX

Fingerprint (Rear)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Compass, Gyroscope

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, Type C
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
HDMI Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Facial Identification Yes
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3060mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Standby
Talk Time
Video Play
Normal Use

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes

Yes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Yandex Smartphone Unboxing

Inside The Box

NB: Details may vary.
– Charger
– USB Data Cable
– Earphone
– Quick Start Guide
– SIM Ejector Pin

Yandex Smartphone Price

Starting From $199 – $249
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