Russian internet company Yandex announced their first smartphone model Yandex Phone. The selling price of the first phone was announced as $ 270. This phone will have an artificial intelligence powered assistant named Alice.
Yandex Phone incorporates an improved intelligence technology to offer a personalized mobile experience based on users’ location and daily usage routine. The phone provides user-specific data from services such as Yandex Maps, Yandex Music and Yandex Weather.
It works on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and has 5.65-inch Full HD screen with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. Yandex Phone also features a fingerprint sensor and contactless payment technology with NFC support. It has a 5 MP and 12 MP dual rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera.
It Will Be On Sale Tomorrow
Fedor Yezhovi, Corporate Vice President of Yandex Products, told Yandex Phone is produced for Russian users as a fully equipped smartphone with all the localized tools they need in their daily routine. He said “Users can interact with Alice and the most used Yandex applications in a new way on this phone. Fully integrated into the phone, Alice provides users with comprehensive access to Yandex applications.”.
The smartphone will be available on Yandex Store in Russia as of December 6. The price of the phone for the Russian market is announced as 17.990 rubles (270 dollars). It is currently unknown whether Yandex will be sold in markets outside of Russia.