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Yahoo-themed ZTE Blade A3Y smartphone launches for just $49 for all the Yahoo fanatics

Yahoo-themed ZTE Blade A3Y smartphone launches for just $49 for all the Yahoo fanatics (Source: Yahoo)
Yahoo-themed ZTE Blade A3Y smartphone launches for just $49 for all the Yahoo fanatics (Source: Yahoo)
The purple smartphone may not be the sleekest or most powerful, but it's one of the least expensive Android 10 smartphones you can without being tied to year-long contracts.

Yahoo has teamed up with ZTE to launch an affordable Yahoo-themed smartphone called the ZTE Blade A3Y. Aimed at users on a budget, the Android 10 handset will be optimized for all things Yahoo including ad-free Yahoo Mail Pro, news, sports, weather, and unlimited mobile hotspots. If you're already a fan of these Yahoo services, then the Yahoo-centric experience might be compelling.

Core specifications of the smartphone are otherwise the same as the 2020 ZTE Blade A3 including the 5.45-inch display, quad-core MediaTek MT6761 SoC, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC w/ MicroSD reader, and 8/5 MP rear/front cameras. Both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi calling are supported.

Yahoo is hoping that the low introductory price of $49 USD will persuade users into joining its Yahoo Mobile service which starts at $39 with no annual contract. The network piggybacks off of Verizon and so users can always bring in their own compatible smartphones if the purple ZTE Blade A3Y isn't their style.

Display

5.45” TFT HD+

18:9 Full Vision

1440 x 720 px

 

Sensors

Fingerprint

Accelerometer

Gyro

Light + Proximity

Camera

8MP Rear Camera

1080p FHD (30 FPS)

Dual Rear Flash

 

5MP Front Camera

720p HD (30 FPS)

 

Connectivity

Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz & 5GHz

Bluetooth 4.2

USB Type-C

Chipset

MT6761 Quad-Core 2.0GHz

 

Audio

2-mic Noise Suppression

3.5mm jack

Operating System

Android 10

 

Bands

LTE: B2/4/5/12/13

UMTS: Quad

Memory

2GB RAM, 32GB ROM

Expandable up to 2TB

 

IMS Services

VoLTE + HD Voice

Wi-Fi Calling

Battery

2660 mAh Removable

 

Design

Dimensions: 146 x 71 x 9.7 mm

Weight: 162g

Source(s)

Yahoo

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Allen Ngo, 2020-10-28 (Update: 2020-10-28)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.