It looks like budget phone OEM Yezz has been listening to customers. If there is one complaint about budget Windows Phones in the US that are not Lumias, it is the lack of LTE. The newly announced Yezz Billy 5S (nice Apple riff) brings LTE, a larger 5-inch display and more.
Previously, Yezz had two Windows Phones available, the Billy 4 and Billy 4.7, neither of which garnered fantastic reviews.
The Billy 5S LTE also appears to sport the new Snapdragon 410 series as it comes with an Adreno 306 GPU (the Snapdragon 400 has an Adreno 305). Moreover, the Yezz Bill 5S LTE also has a 13 MP rear camera and an impressive 5 MP front-facing camera.
Yezz Billy 5S LTE
- 5-inch IPS 720p display
- 1.2 GHz Quadcore Snapdragon 410 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 with micro SD
- 1 GB of RAM
- Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with Glonass
Overall, those are some solid specs for what could be considered a more high-end budget phone. Yezz is not known for high quality but for those on a budget, this Windows Phone could be a reliable choice.
No word on carrier availability, general availability or pricing, although we will keep an eye out for more information - and maybe a hands on - here at CES! The Microsoft Stores carry Yezz phones, so they are likely one option for some in the US.
Thanks to Sean for the tip!