Bengaluru, NFAPost: Yahoo has stepped into the smartphone space by launching its first branded handset with his parent company – Verizon. The Yahoo Mobile ZTE Blade A3Y is available on the Verizon network as part of Yahoo Mobile’s unlimited phone service.
The cost of the handset is $50 and it comes with preinstalled apps including Yahoo Mail, News, Sports, Finance and Weather. It has an eight megapixel rear camera with a dual flash and five megapixel front-facing camera with a flash. The phone is powered by Android 10. It has a 5.45-inch 720p HD display, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and a rear fingerprint sensor as well the ability to unlock the phone with user’s face.
In the month of March, Yahoo Mobile was launched with unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data for $40 a month, with taxes and fees included. Customers who buy the Yahoo phone can take advantage of other perks on the Yahoo Mobile service plan including ad-free email with Yahoo Mail Pro and an unlimited mobile hotspot that can be used on one connected device at a time.
As per news source, Verizon Media CEO Guru Gowrappan said that over time the company may expand the perks it offers based on the Yahoo services that its customers want.
The new ZTE phone is available in the US now. Customers can also subscribe to Yahoo Mobile service with the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro while the iPhone 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini will be available in November. Verizon’s 5G network will be included with all Yahoo Mobile plans and available on compatible devices later this year, the company said.