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Yota launches the next generation of its dual-display smartphone YotaPhone 2

ByinAnnouncements | December 3, 2014

Yota PhoneEnthusiasts of hybrid phones have been waiting for this day for quite some time – ten long months, to be more exact. The YotaPhone 2 debuted at the MWC back in February and we haven’t heard a word about the device since then. Finally, last month Yota Devices confirmed that the handset was set to go official on December 3rd. As promised, the company launched the next generation of its dual-display smartphone YotaPhone 2. The phone will be coming to European stores next week.

YotaPhone 2 dual-display smartphone

YotaPhone 2The YotaPhone 2, like its predecessor, is an unusual smartphone in that it features two full size displays. The main display, which is of AMOLED type, measures 5 inches and offers respectable resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Turn the phone around and you will find a little surprise waiting for you on the rear side of the device – a 4.7-inch always-on E-paper display.

The rear screen is capable of displaying virtually everything, from time, date, and battery to notifications, weather or stocks. This way you won’t have to use the main screen as often. And since E-paper technology is great for saving power, it should contribute to much longer battery life despite the phone having a standard 2500mAh battery.

Other than offering two displays, the YotaPhone 2 appears to be a typical mid-range handset. It is powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and comes with 32GB of built-in storage. Other key features include 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0. The phone will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

Unsurprisingly, the YotaPhone 2 will arrive at the stores first in its home market, that is Russia, and will sell for 33,000 rubles which is about $610 or €495. Aside from Russia, in Europe the device will be available in 20 other countries. In early 2015 the handset should be released in Asian markets, followed by launch in Canada and Latin America. From what we can see, the YotaPhone 2 won’t make it to the US, at least not officially through carriers. There is no reason why you can’t import one for yourself, though. Will you?

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