At the company’s launch event of its brand new postpaid and prepaid plans, Yes also unveiled a particularly interesting smartphone. Dubbed as the Altitude, the company claims this is the most affordable VoLTE-enabled smartphone in Malaysia.
Retailing at only RM399, the Altitude offers plenty value for money; it’s also quite a capable Android smartphone, considering how affordable it is. It features a 5-inch 720p HD IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.0GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage – expandable with a microSD card up to 32GB – as well as a modest 2,300mAh battery.
Rounding out the specifications of the Yes Altitude are an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing shooter, dual-SIM support, Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, and of course, support for VoLTE and LTE. Seeing how the Altitude only retails at RM399, these are very respectable hardware.
Naturally, the Altitude can be purchased along with Yes’ postpaid plans. However, the device can only be paired with two plans: Postpaid 48 and Postpaid 88. Not surprisingly, the latter plan offers the most value for money; the Altitude will be given for free if paired with the Postpaid 88 plan. Users will also only need to pay RM70 per month instead of RM88.
The Yes Altitude is definitely a reasonably priced VoLTE-enabled device; it is even more affordable than the recently launched Samsung Galaxy J1, which retails at RM449. Not too many entry-level smartphones in Malaysia offer VoLTE, so the introduction of the Altitude is a very welcomed one.