Google reportedly working on a mid-range YouTube edition smartphone

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According to a recent report, Google may be quietly working on a “YouTube Edition” Android phone. The information was revealed by Google in one of its survey reports, that talks about an Android phone which is software and hardware optimized that makes watching YouTube on the phone easier than ever before.

The “YouTube Edition” Android phone could be released with some unique features like YouTwist, YouCapture and Creator Connect.

YouTwist feature lets you rotate your device to landscape mode and offers instant access to YouTube videos you might want to watch. YouCapture is another new feature that that can be accessed using a dedicated hardware button on the side that allows quick and easy access to YouTube and capturing video on your Android smartphone.

Creator Connect feature appears at the top of your device’s home screen. A simple tap, will direct user straight to the user’s community feed in YouTube. Furthermore, a Live Lock screen feature would allow a live video thumbnail to display on the lock screen. You can watch the live YouTube video by just tapping on it.

Reportedly, the smartphone will feature a bezel-less design with 6.01-inch 18:9 LCD display. It could pack 4 GB of RAM with 32GB or 64GB of storage capacity. The handset will be powered by 2.2 GHz processor, 3,700 mAh battery with fast charging support. The smartphone is expected to boast dual camera set up on the rear (12MP + 5MP) and 8MP front-facing camera.

The handset could carry a price tag under $400 and Google could partner with OEMs like Samsung or LG to manufacture the smartphone.

Note: All the above details and existence of YouTube edition smartphone is not confirmed and is to be taken with a pinch of salt, at least for now.

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