A while go we reported that the Russian company Yota Devices was getting ready to launch the first ever dual-screen phone and here it is. Just as expected, the YotaPhone is waiting for you on its own website sporting a price tag of €499 in Europe and 19,980 rubles in Russia. That would be between $600 and $675 in the US. Aside from Russia, the handset is also available in Germany, France, Austria and Spain and will roll out to the UK, Greece and several other European countries at the beginning of next year.
YotaPhone with two full size screens
Thinking “dual-screen” the first thing that springs to mind could be a flip phone with a tiny secondary display. The YotaPhone, however, is far more cooler than that. The device actually comes with two full size screens – one on the front and the second located on the back, both measuring 4.3 inches diagonally. The front screen is 720p LCD, while the other is a 640 x 360 e-ink display.
The secondary screen is capable of displaying such things as shopping lists, static maps, e-books and much more. The idea behind secondary e-ink display is saving energy. Since displays made with this technology require less power, you will be able to obtain much more battery life, for example while reading.
Dual-screen aside, other features of the YotaPhone are worth your attention too, especially if you are in the market for a mid-range Android smartphone. The phone packs dual-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory and an 1800 mAh battery. There is also a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 1-megapixel front-facing snapper. The YotaPhone runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
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