Yezz to launch the world's slimmest Windows Phone handset: the Yezz Billy 4.7

Yezz Billy 4.7

Earlier this year, Microsoft added a number of new Windows Phone hardware partners which are not just limited to the key players in the market, but several others as well such as Micromax, Yezz, Gionee, and more. Since then, many OEMs have announced that they will launch Windows Phone handsets in the coming months, including Yezz.

Yezz showcased their Windows Phone handsets at Computex 2014, dubbed as Yezz Billy 4.7, which is named in honor of Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates. The company touted that it will be the "world's slimmest Windows Phone mobile" and will be showcased at IFA 2014 later this week. The handset will feature a 4.7-inch display boasting a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels, with protection coming from Asahi Dragontrail Glass instead of Corning Gorilla Glass.

Under the hood, there's a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, coupled with a microSD card slot for expansion. The handset supports memory cards of up to 128GB so storage shouldn't be a big concern for users. As far as the photographic capabilities are concerned, the device rocks an 8MP rear camera, as well as a 2MP front-facing camera. And yes, it runs Windows Phone 8.1 as its operating system.

The handset is expected to go on sale in Europe, Latin America, and the US later this year, carrying a $249/€229 price tag. Stay tuned, we'll update you with all the latest happenings from the show floor in Berlin. Microsoft is holding an event on September 4th where they are also expected to launch a number of Lumia handsets.