The YotaPhone 2 was announced way back in February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Yota Devices didn’t provide many specifics when it comes to the phone availability – only mentioned that it would arrive at the stores some time in Q4 2014. Finally we know more details – the Russian manufacturer confirmed that the new YotaPhone 2 will be officially showcased on December 3. The event will take place in London where the YotaPhone 2 will be presented to the audience in all its glory, a year after the first-gen YotaPhone was launched.
YotaPhone 2 Smartphone – Pricing and availability.
The YotaPhone 2 is one of kind device as it features two screens. In addition to a traditional 5-inch 1920×1080 AMOLED panel, the phone also has a secondary e-ink display sitting on the back. No, it’s not an itty-bitty screen that displays time, date and battery. The e-ink display measures 4.7 inches diagonally, has 960×540 resolution, is touch sensitive and fully functional meaning that you answer and reject phone calls, respond to messages and emails, browse the web or even play some games. Due to very low power consumption, the e-ink display will let you save battery life.
The YotaPhone 2 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz and comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The main camera has an 8-megapixel sensor while the front-facing shooter is of a 2-megapixel kind. Other features include LTE connectivity, NFC, and a 2,550 mAh battery with wireless charging. The handset measures 144 x 69.5 x 8.9 mm, weighs 140 grams and will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
The YotaPhone 2 will become available first in Russia and EMEA and will arrive in Asia and North America at a later date – most likely in early 2015. Pricing is unknown at this point but it’s possible that during the unveiling even Yota Devices will shed some light on the matter. The original YotaPhone was priced at RUB 13,990 which is about $295. The second generation model might be more expensive, hopefully not too much, though.
source: YotaPhone via Twitter