Dual-screen YotaPhone 2 packs a 5” 1080p screen up front and… e-ink display on the back
Best of all, if you choose to use just the rear display, you should expect to squeeze 58-68 hours out of the battery which is a full three days off the charger, according to Yota Devices. Impressive.
In terms of specs, the YotaPhone 2 does not hide any of its future internals - it will ship with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display up front and a 4.7” 540 x 960-pixel e-ink on the back, an 8-megapixel camera, and the ‘latest’ Android version. It will support 4G LTE connectivity as well.
The new YotaPhone does not have an official price tag yet, but Martynov said that it will be priced 10 to 15% lower than flagship devices at the time of the launch. The company is also taking care of existing YotaPhone 1st gen owners, who will get a big discount if they trade in their old device.
Best of all, Yota Devices is aiming for an international roll-out this time and it will try and bring the YotaPhone 2 to the United States and China. Additional 20 markets in the EMEA region will get it by the end of 2014.
Second generation YotaPhone 2 prototype
1. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Surprisingly good specs! But the design is.. Umm.. A bit unfinished looking to me.
2. Ashoaib (Posts: 1926; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
I like their idea.. why to waste the back? quite innovating.... I hope they will be successful
4. Nokia1100user (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
OS: latest version of android.
As an s4 owner, are they talking about jellybean?
9. hassoups (Posts: 338; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)
S4 is already on KitKat.. Yeah you sure do sound like an s4 owner
8. mobi_user (Posts: 107; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
Really a interesting phone after a long time.
11. mmmanuuu (Posts: 209; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
Looks yummy. Great idea. But wi it be available in the local market?
12. SleepingOz (unregistered)
I like the concept. I like the design. Bring it on!
13. dmakun (Posts: 172; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)
Brilliant. This is very innovative. Samsung pls don't confirm the S5 images i've seen here earlier. I would be genuinely disappointed. There was absolutely nothing new about that device and i don't care for the silly figer print nonsense thats strangely popular since apple came out with the 5s.
Well, I wont throw in the towel just yet. I'll wait to get the official reveal of the S5
15. raunak (Posts: 504; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
If this was a rumor, I wouldn't have believed it. It's just too awesome.
17. maulgandhi (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
So far this phone has won my heart. Beautiful piece of design and technology. It is better than S5, Z2 and other phones release this week. Will have to wait for HTC and Google to release new flagship device. Hoping to see good devices in coming months
18. cripton805 (Posts: 918; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
I love the way this looks in white!!! I cant wait if they slim it down. I can have my phone face down and see the notifications when they pop up.
19. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
ok interesting concept not so sure im a big fan of the e-ink thing in black n white seems like ur going backwards with that but whatever thats just me....onto a more pressing matter....how the heck do u buy a case for this thing?
20. hgvenom (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
now, this is innovation... what's really new with the S5 or Z2 (at least is a peace of jewellery from sony)..? . personally, I don't really need a color screen to read a pdf doc or a email or whassapp message, and if there's a image i would just turn the other side of the screen... i'm curios about how it'll work... I think it'll will be cool a situation where a I'm reading a whassapp message and an image comes in, and to see it in full color I would just flip the other side of the phone... does the e-ink screen work to show image while your taking selfies using the big camera at the back (in case this is possible, I believe the front-facing camera still needed for video-calls)? .
If the camera result to be of good quality (which I fear it isn't), this phone would rock for me.
This is innovation.
21. Phonecall01 (Posts: 123; Member since: 02 Apr 2009)
In 2014 this is the kind of innovations we should start seeing instead of minor upgrades and bigger screens. Like Motorola did last year with the X. Not huge innovation...but different.