27 November 2020
Yahoo was a name to be reckoned with in the internet space during the late 90s but with time, it has become just another internet company. It is looking to venture into other businesses in an attempt to stay relevant and as a result, we have the first Yahoo-branded smartphone. It has been released by ZTE USA and is available exclusively via Verizon.
The ZTE Blade A3Y is a smartphone with a traditional design of thick top and bottom bezels. It has been announced in the signature Purple color of Yahoo. The phone can be purchased for $49.99 with access to unlimited Talktime, text, and 4G LTE data connection. The users will also get access to Yahoo Mail Pro (an ad-free experience), Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, and Yahoo Weather. The phone supports mobile hotspot which is limited to one device at a time and internet speed capped at 5Mbps.
As for technical specifications, the Yahoo Mobile ZTE Blade A3Y sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) TFT display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The choice of processor is a quad-core MediaTek MT6761 clocked at 2.0GHz. The phone is available in a single configuration of 2GB RAM and 32GB storage space. It is supported by microSD cards up to 2TB for storage expansion.
The camera department includes an 8-megapixel rear shooter and a 5-megapixel front shooter. The whole package is powered by a 2,660mAh battery and it will run Android 10 out of the box. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and Bluetooth 4.2 for connectivity.