Smartecosystem, a subsidiary of Russian state company Rostec, recently unveiled the AYYA T1 smartphone, which has a mechanical switch on the side to turn off its camera and microphone. There's even a special LED light on the phone that signals the user when the camera is on.
Smartecosystem has an agreement with the Russian Ministry of Defense to test 500 units. If the tests go well, the Russian Ministry of Defense will order 500,000 AYYA T1 units for its internal use.
It comes with an eight-core Helio P70 processor, 6.5-inch screen, 60Hz refresh rate, built-in 4GB+64GB storage combination, rear 12MP + 5mp camera, built-in 4000mah battery, NFC and fingerprint recognition. The most interesting thing about the AYYA T1 smartphone is its operating system, which is based on Jolla's Sailfish, the Aurora OPERATING system Jolla developed for the Russian government in 2019, but the company says it is also testing an operating system developed by Kaspersky Lab.
IT Home has learned that AYYA T1 also has an Android 11 phone available in Russia for 19,000 rubles (1679 yuan).