• Paul Fingleton

Yezz Billy 5s and Andy 5s - One Handset, a choice of OS

The Yezz 5s line of Smartphones will push further the questions of OS performance and popularity that was raised last year by the HTC One (M8) which eventually came in an Android and a Windows variant.

If two phones had identical hardware, with the only difference being the Operating System: Which would have the better performance? Which would be more popular with consumers? And, would there be room for both in the market or would they cannibalise each other?

Showing off prototypes of the new Yezz 5s handset at CES in Las Vegas, the company showed off a very thin handset, approximately 8mm, with decent specifications for a high-end budget phone - no pricing was available at this time, but it is expected to arrive around the €250-€300 range.

SPECS

  • 5-inch IPS 720p display

  • 1.2 GHz Quadcore Snapdragon 400 with Adreno 306 GPU

  • Dual-SIM, LTE support (LTE 700/1700/2600 OR 800/1800/2600)

  • 13 MP AF rear camera; 5 MP front-facing camera

  • 8 GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB with micro SD

  • 1 GB of RAM

  • Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with Glonass

  • 13MP Autofocus Rear Camera, 5MP fixed focus Front Facing Camera

The interesting thing is that these phones specs sport the latest current OS versions (Windows Phone 8.1.1 and Android KitKat) on the show floor, but these are only prototypes and when the phones ship later in the year Yezz are strongly hinting that they could have Windows 10 or Android Lolipop on board.

Source: Yezz

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