Malaysians can soon look forward to a new smartphone brand. FreeYond, a Shenzhen based consumer electronics company has decided to enter the nation with two new attractive and affordable smartphones.
FreeYond isn’t a newbie in the smartphone scene, as the company has long established its presence in Africa and Latin America markets, while smartphones is one of the company’s main product portfolio, the company also sells wearables that incorporates Tech 4.0 such as AI, Brain Computer Interface, EMG, Cloud Computing and etc.
The two phones that will launch in Malaysia are the FreeYond F9 and M5.
The FreeYond F9 is an entry-level device that sports a large 6.52-inch HD+ IPS display and powered by the Unisoc SC9863A chipset.
Available in storage configurations of 2GB RAM+64GB Storage and 3GB RAM+128GB Storage, it has a dual camera setup that comprises a 13MP main and 2MP macro lens, while selfies are taken care of by a 8MP camera, a 5000mAh battery resides in the phone and supports 10W charging.
Due to the phone’s entry hardware, it ships with Android 12 Go that comes with lightweight app versions of Google’s apps, while we can also safely assume that you will get monthly security updates for several years.
On the other hand, the FreeYond M5 features a 6.52-inch HD+ 90Hz display, it is powered by a more powerful Unisoc T606 octa-core chip paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.
In terms of cameras, you get a reasonable triple camera setup that comprises a 50MP wide, 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro lens.
A 5000mAh battery powers the phone and supports 18W fast charging, which is certainly more attractive than the F9 but still isn’t on par with what the competition is offering.
The FreeYond M5 ships with Android 12 and should receive its Android 13 upgrade at a later time.
The FreeYond F9 and M5 are set to officially launch in Malaysia on 21 March 2023, so stay tuned for more details.