Some folks believe that the guarantee of a phone’s quality and durability is its manufacturer’s brand. Others, however, couldn’t care less about the name. All they want is a phone that works they way it should and serves its purpose well. Choosing less popular phone makers has its advantages. Such companies offer their products unlocked, contract free and usually for a much more affordable price. Take for example Yezz’s new phone, the Billy 4.7 Windows Phone 8.1. According to the announcement it will be cheap, thin and decent. The Yezz Billy 4.7 will go on sale for just $249 exclusively through Amazon at the beginning of June.
Yezz Billy 4.7 Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone
The Yezz Billy 4.7, as the name suggests, has a 4.7-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution. The phone measures just 7.2 mm in thickness and as Yezz says, it’s the slimmest Windows Phone 8.1 device so far. On a side note, Windows Phone 8.1 was announced just a few weeks ago so there are not too many phones running this version of Microsoft’s OS. That said, the competition is not very fierce at the moment, so it’s not difficult to beat the record. Either way, 7.2 mm (~0.28-inch) profile is certainly something to be proud of.
The phone is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor, however neither the brand, model nor the speed were revealed yet. It offers dual-SIM support, HSPA+ 42 connectivity and will be SIM-lock free, which means that is will be compatible with GSM carriers, for example AT&T and T-Mobile in the US. There is also a 13.1-megapixel camera on the back. The device will have Nokia-style interchangeable back with color options including white, blue and red.
And this is all we know about the Yezz Billy 4.7. There is no information regarding RAM, internal memory and battery. The fact that Yezz reveal details kept those details a secret for now could suggest that there is not much to boast about, so you probably shouldn’t expect any powerhouse.
If you are looking for something smaller and cheaper here is an alternative. Along with the Billy 4.7, Yezz also announced the Billy 4.0 featuring a 4-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera and a quad-core processor. This phone will be priced at just $139 on launch day.