Yahoo’s smartphone business is currently owned by the US operator Verizon. The carrier has also launched a Yahoo-branded smartphone. It is a product in cooperation with ZTE. The phone is called the Blade A3Y.
As you understand, with such moves, Yahoo aims to push its Yahoo Mobile service that was launched in March this year. The smartphone features a 5.45-inch HD display, a 2GB RAM and a 32GB storage. We can also find a fingerprint sensor on the rear. But the phone also supports face unlock. Of course, the smartphone runs on Android 10. However, let’s get acquainted with all key features.
According to the official introduction, the Yahoo Mobile ZTE Blade A3Y sports a 5.45-inch HD (720×1440) FullVision display. It has an 18:9 aspect ratio. Inside, the phone carries a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 SoC. Apart from the 2GB RAM, there is also a 32GB storage that can be expanded to up to 128GB. The battery capacity is 2,660mAh.
In terms of photography, the Yahoo Mobile ZTE Blade A3Y comes with a single 8-megapixel rear camera but with two LED flashes. On the opposite side, there is a 5-megapixel sensor. The phone measures 5.77×2.79×0.38 and weighs 161.8 grams.
When looking at all these features, we can surely say that the Yahoo Mobile ZTE Blade A3Y is a low-end handset with a few attractive specs. But it is priced very low. The Yahoo Mobile ZTE Blade A3Y costs $50 and offers unlimited talktime, text and 4G LTE data. As you guess, this phone is available only through Verizon channels. Those who purchase the phone will also get Yahoo Mail Pro without any ads. Interestingly, it allows for mobile hotspot use. But it is limited to one user at a time and speed capped at 5Mbps.
In March, Verizon announced the new Yahoo sub-brand. ‘Over time the company may expand the perks it offers based on the Yahoo services that its customers want,’ said Verizon Media CEO Guru Gowrappan. Apart from Yahoo Mobile ZTE Blade A3Y, Yahoo Mobile is also available with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. The service will be available with the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini in November.