Philips and Alibaba team up to launch flagship YunOS phone with 2K display

Philips i966

Philips’ smartphones have generally been well designed up low-end products, but the new Philips i966 phone with YunOS shows that they can do flagship phones too.

In the past we have always been impressed with the design of Philips phones, but never the hardware of the pricing, but this time around we had to take notice. The Philips i966 is the first real flagship from the company and the first flagship phone to boast Alibaba’s YunOS 3.0 (based on Android).

Specifications are well above what we had expected, with a 5.5-inch 2K, 534pp display, 2.5Ghz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. There is also a good-sized 3000mAh battery, 8 mega-pixel front camera and impressive Sony 20.7 megapixel rear camera with F1.8 aperture. Of course LTE is part of the package, plus dual SIM support.

Philips i966 image gallery

Philips are also claiming that the glass panel on the Philips i966 is the first to be curved to the all edges of the body. Press images also seem to show a rear mounted fingerprint scanner.

Philips will begin selling their beast of a phone on November 1st, a few weeks ahead of the Meizu MX4 Pro launch which should also come with the option to run YunOS.

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