Philips i966 arrives with QHD display and YunOS 3.0


If you’ve grown tired of iOS or Android on your smartphone, you can always try an alternative OS like Firefox, Jolla or YunOS. You may not be familiar with the latter, but you’ll certainly remember it after checking out the Philips i966, the first smartphone running YunOS 3.0.

The Philips i966 is a flagship in every sense of the word with its large 5.5-inch QHD display. The display is on par with the Note 4 and LG G3, and you can expected the same from the chip as the i966 sports a Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5GHz. The rest of the internals include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery.

A lot of new handsets have turned to fingerprint scanners in 2013, and the Philips i966 is no different as it’s set to come with one. The cameras aren’t too shabby either considering you’re getting a 20.7MP Sony sensor on the back to go along with an 8MP front-facing camera. As mentioned, you won’t find Android on the i966, but you will get the YunOS 3.0 operating system.

Alibaba’s YunOS is essentially a forked version of Android, so while the phone may not run KitKat, you shouldn’t have a hard time figuring things out. The Philips i966 is expected to arrive November 1st and is priced at around $650.

via – GSMDome



Adam is a techie, who loves new gadgets and all things Westeros. Android is his OS of choice, and Pizza is his nemesis.

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