Russian Google Yandex launches its first Smartphone: Yandex Phone With Alissa Voice Assistant

Yandex is the web search giant in Russia – a sort of local Google if we want to define it – and soon they are going to step in the smartphone world as the company has announced its first device, called none other than Yandex Phone.

Yandex Phone with Alissa voice assistant

The smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB), and a 5.65-inch IPS LCD display with FullHD+ resolution. The operating system is the Android 8.1 Oreo, on which is applied a launcher made by Yandex, which integrates the voice assistant called Alissa, a kind of Alexa designed in Russia.

On the back, we find dual cameras, while under the shell – which seems to be made of plastic – houses a 3050mAh battery with Quick Charge Quick Charge 3.0 support. There is also an NFC payment, USB Type-C port, a rear fingerprint sensor, and a hybrid SIM card slot.

Yandex Phone price

Yandex Phone price in Russia has been set at RUB 17,990 – approximately $270 / €235. Who knows that Yandex does not decide to launch its own device – with the attached Yandex services – also in other markets; for now you can only buy it in Russia from today.


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