Philips has teamed-up with Alibaba to launch what is the world’s first smartphone running Alibaba’s Android-based YunOS 3.0.
The device is a powerhouse, boasting a 5.5-inch 2K screen, fast 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip, 3,000 mAh battery, 4G LTE connectivity, dual SIM support, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Moreover, there’s Sony’s 20.7-megapixel camera with F1.8 aperture on the back, along with an 8MP selfie-shooter.
Philips also claims that the glass panel on the i966 is the first to be curved to the all edges of the body. We’re not sure that counts for something, but what do we know.
The new phone will begin selling on November 1st, which is a few weeks ahead of the Meizu MX4 Pro which too may be released with YunOS; at least one of the variants.
The price is set at some $653, making it an everything but an easy sell. Not sure what Alibaba and Philips were thinking…