YunOS is Alibaba’s Android ROM which we’ve been mentioning a lot lately. Meizu just announced partnership with Alibaba and will implement some of its features to company’s very own Flyme OS and now we have some more YunOS news to share with you. A new Phillips device surfaced online and surprise, surprise, it’s running YunOS. Phillips isn’t exactly the first device you think of when someone mentions a smartphone, but the company has been trying to offer some compelling devices this year, unfortunately, their pricing has been completely wrong though. That’s not the only reason sales haven’t been going all that well though, Phillips doesn’t sell their devices worldwide and brand awareness as far as their smartphones go is rather low. Either way, I believe you’ll agree that Phillips and YunOS is kind of an odd combination, let’s see what’s what.
Phillips did offer a couple of devices this year, I928 and S388 in India, but neither of these handsets are high-end. In comes Phillips i966, which we’ve actually reported on recently. This time around we get more details though as well as a bunch of images of the device itself. According to this report, Phillips i966 will come with YunOS 3.0 pre-installed. The device will sport a 5.5-inch QHD display along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz which comes with an Adreno 330 GPU for graphics rendering. On the back of the device you’ll be able to find a 20.7-megapixel sensor camera from Sony with a f/1.8 aperture while an 8-megapixel camera will be located at the front of the device. 3000mAh battery will also be a part of the package as well as a fingerprint scanner. You can find a bunch of images in a gallery down below.
We still don’t have any information about its launch date, price or market availability, but I believe you’ll agree with me when I say this is a powerful device. There were some rumors which pointed towards a 3999 Yuan price (which is about $653), hopefully that’s not true because Phillips will have a hard time selling this device for that amount of money. There are devices already available with similar specs and half that price. Those are just rumors at this point, let’s wait and see what Phillips has in mind. This device has great specs and it looks really good, at least in my humble opinion. Build material seems to be some sort of metal (and plastic of course), but I’m not sure at this point. I believe we’ll get more info soon considering Phillips is expected to launch this thing within a week, at least that’s what the rumors say. All they have to do now is price it right (although I doubt that will happen) and release it in as many markets as possible. Do you like this device?