Leaked: YES 4G’s exciting Android-powered smartphone

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During a post-interview drink session with Gadget Nation’s host Adam Carruthers, fellow blogger Rebecca Saw and several YES 4G team members, YES 4G’s CEO Wing K Lee, popped by to say hi. While I was very happy to see Wing, I was even happier to catch more than a glimpse of YES 4G’s very own Android-powered smartphone when he picked up a call. The product, 10-months in the making, will be in the market real, real soon.

Want details? Read on.

YES 4G Android Smartphone LEAKED
YES 4G Android Smartphone LEAKED

I posed many key questions to Wing and had most of them answered. I also got to play around with the sexy device a little bit. In exchange for my hands-on experience, I am not allowed to reveal too much details. Here are some things I know:

  • Powered by a flavour of Android
  • Dual-radio 3G/4G (with SIM slot for 3G)
  • YES Life app/services built-in

Build quality is really good and I really like the rubber feel of the exterior. On the back there is a YES logo etched in silver. First impressions? Looks and feels great. Quizzed about battery life, Wing commented that they were aware of Android’s power-sapping prowess and thus has built from ground up their own power management into the OS. With two radios, it would be an issue (like the HTC EVO 4G). Wing was quick to note that his YES 4G smartphone still had 65% battery life from the day’s use (it was around 7.30pm then). Pretty impressive.

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Note that this is YES 4G’s first product, targeted to the mid-range of the market. A higher end phone will likely come after.

YES 4G Android Smartphone LEAKED

For a YES 4G user like me, the YES 4G smartphone makes absolutely sense, and long overdue too. As you know, with YES 4G’s Value plans, one would accumulate plenty of SMS and Voice credits. With a true blue 4G phone, I will be able to enjoy the full YES 4G experience. I really can’t wait for this to be in the market!

Enjoy the scoop! Watch this space for updates!

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  • Huat

    when it will be launched?

    • Vernon Chan

      I wish I had the answer! It’s very late!

  • Huat

    so late ==

  • Cruelhoax

    Could they be any slower in releasing this thing?

    • vernieman

      Patience is a virtue. But patience also runs thin!

  • Cruelhoax

    Any update with a new 4G phone?

    • Vernon Chan

      No news as yet. Eagerly waiting here as well!

    • Cruelhoax

      Hope it is the Samsung Galaxy S2 EPIC 4G. Will buy it in a heartbeat πŸ™‚

    • vernieman

      πŸ™‚ Wish too! Apparently it will only come out in January. Drats.

    • Vernon Chan

      Spoke to someone in YES. They refuse to leak anything. All they said was we are going to be blown away. I expect it to come end of year, if not will miss boat for Xmas holidays.

  • Android App Design

    All seems perfect but why 2 radios…the best part is the SMS capturing capacity.

    • Vernon Chan

      Two radios because it supports GSM and also WIMAX, which the YES 4G network runs on.

  • kennyphan

    Found Yeslife in Android Market! Tested in Tablet OS and now waiting Yes 4G Android smartphone. I want to grab it, please response asap for the launch date! Yes sales person only feedback this month October! Now already October!!!

    • vernieman

      Nice, Kenny. How do you find it? And on what phone are you using it on?

    • Vernon Chan

      Awesome. How are you findings? How’s it so far? I’m installing now.

  • Thsoon

    I got the chance to hold on this ‘babe’ too a couple of days ago, Feel and looks great and from what i’ve been told :- it’s power by 1Ghz processor and runs on Android 2.2 and the screen size is 4.3″……… and the price would be around RM1500 or lower…..-am I right Mr Chan ?

    • Vernon Chan

      That’s close. We’ll know official specs soon πŸ™‚

  • Cruelhoax

    I would be happy just to get the Yes Life app on my existing Android device. Rubbish that it is only for Apples OS!!!

    • Vernon Chan

      I can assure you the Android Yes Life will kick some ass. πŸ™‚

    • Cruelhoax

      Do you know if they will be comming out with a Yes Life app for existing Android Decvices?

    • vernieman

      Not yet. I think they may launch at the same time. No details yet though.

    • Vernon Chan

      I expect there would be an official announcement, probably with the phone. Who knows? πŸ™‚

    • Vernon Chan

      It’s out now! Go download from Android Market!

  • Zoggee Hwang

    me too,can’t wait!

    • Vernon Chan

      It’s quite yummy! I want!

  • Rebecca

    I WANTTTTTT!!!!!

    • Vernon Chan

      Me too! Can’t wait!

  • Jan Wong

    About time-lah. Let me know when there are more details – considering it too πŸ™‚

    • Vernon Chan

      Will do mate. No details on when it will retail yet.

  • Marvin

    Got Android Market in it?

    • Vernon Chan

      Marv, can’t comment on that at the moment πŸ™‚ Will post details when I have them.

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