iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Dell Streak Pro 101DL Is First Baidu-based Handset

Dell has released the first smartphone that will be powered by a new mobile platform, Yi, produced by online Chinese giant, Baidu.

The handset, called the Streak Pro 101DL, also appeared on the US FCC database as the V04B, Richard Lai of Engadget reports.

The phone comes with a 4.3-inch 960x540 pixel AMOLED touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, a dual core Qualcomm MSM8260 system on chip clocked at 1.5GHz, 8GB onboard storage with a microSD card slot and possibly 1GB RAM. There's also a rear camera (as per the FCC label diagram on Engadget).

The Streak Pro 101DL is set to be launched tomorrow in China and should go on sale for CN¥3,000 or under $500.

The smartphone is comparable to the HTC Sensation XE which also has the same screen size and resolution (although an S-LCD rather than AMOLED), the same system on chip but half the onboard storage and with four buttons, and a user interface that ressembles that of Apple's iOS.

The Sensation XE - which costs around £450 - additionally comes with Beats Audio and a pair of custom made Beats headphones (that retail for a third of the selling price on their own).

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