Google to build special YouTube Edition Android phone?

Google to build special YouTube Edition Android phone?
How would a YouTube focused phone fare? Google is curious to find out, so it has reportedly been sending out surveys to phone owners asking them how they would feel about a phone designed to make YouTube faster and easier to use. The appearance of the survey doesn't guarantee that a YouTube Edition phone is in the works, but it does suggest that it is something that is being discussed at Mountain View.

One of the features mentioned in the survey is called "You Twist." By turning your phone to landscape, you will see a grid made up of YouTube videos that you might want to watch. Another feature called "You Capture" consists of a dedicated button that one would press to access YouTube and to record video. Users will be able to create something similar to Instagram Stories called Creator Connect which appears at the top of the home screen. And a live video thumbnail will appear on the lockscreen allowing the user to tap on it and be instantly connected to a live YouTube feed.

According to the survey, the YouTube Edition (which could be named YouTube Edition by Android One, YouTube Edition by LG, or the YouTube Edition by Samsung) will have a 6.01-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2160. A 2.2GHz processor is under the hood with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of native storage. Keeping the lights on would be a 3700mAh battery, and a dual camera setup on back would feature sensors of 12MP and 5MP. An 8MP front-facing camera handles selfies and video chats. Stereo speakers and a fingerprint scanner would be included. Color options would be Black, White and Red, and the device would be priced in the range of $360 to $400. Those purchasing the phoe would also receive an extra 10 GB of data each month free for a year.

The survey included a picture of what such a device might look like. Keep in mind that this is not a high-end top-shelf handset. In the survey, the YouTube Edition was compared to the Apple iPhone SE, the Apple iPhone 6, Sony Xperia XA1, and Samsung Galaxy A5. It is apparent that Google has yet to choose a manufacturer to build such a device, if the project gets green lit.

Google could be in the earliest of early stages for this project and is just getting the lay of the land. So let's help them out, hmmm? How many of you would be interested in such a YouTube Edition phone?


source: AndroidAuthority

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11 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

That's if YouTube lasts as platform with advertisers leaving from the recent crisis that is.

4. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

As of now, there’s no real competitors to YouTube and that “crisis” will show to be a small insignificant event in the long term future of YouTube.

10. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

Does anyone remember what happened with the Skype Phone???

11. SilentJ

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Or the great success that was the Facebook Phone (HTC First)

2. Cat97

Posts: 1977; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I think a YouPorn phone would be a lot more successful :))

5. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

Lmao!!!!!! What would be it's features

3. CEDEOTB

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

They should have ditched the dual cameras and lower the price even more.

7. gamehead unregistered

I understand where you're coming from, but a phone made for YT should have a decent camera (& screen) imo.

6. gamehead unregistered

I was gonna disregard the phone, but then I saw the specs and price.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is basically a phone made for YouTube stars/reviewers to unnecessarily rave about even more than they rave about the Pixels

9. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Meh, simply a launcher will do all of the above on current devices...simply make a YouTube launcher.

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