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The dual-screened YotaPhone 2 to be launched on the 3rd of December

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The dual-screened YotaPhone 2 to be launched on the 3rd of December
The YotaPhone, made by Russia-based manufacturer Yota, was the world's first smartphone to sport displays on its front and back. "How, what, and where?", you may ask. Well, the YotaPhone has an always-on, e-ink screen on its back, which is mainly used as a notifications display, or, in some cases, expands app functionality.

Of course, as with every pioneering tech, the original version of the phone had its faults and needed some refinement. Enter YotaPhone 2 – the new model, which is to bring more powerful hardware, better looking design, and of course, software refinements. Announced at the start of this year, the new model has made only sporadic appearances, some – even on the political stage – but no official launch date had been given, until now.

Today, Yota took to twitter to announce that the 3rd of December is the big day. The launch will happen at an invitation only event in London, though, details about it are yet to be released.

The YotaPhone 2 will sport a 5-inch screen, glowing with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, giving it a hefty 441 PPI screen density, while the back screen will be a 4.7-inch 960x540 e-ink panel. Its main camera will be an 8 MP snapper, while the selfie cam will be a 2 MP one. The phone will be powered by the somewhat outdated Snapdragon 800, coupled with 2 GB of ram, and the whole shebang will be powered by a 2,550 mAh juicer.

There is no information on availability or price yet, but, assuming it will not bear the price tag of a concept-prototype kind of device, would you get one?




source: Yota (Twitter) via PhoneDog

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posted on 17 Nov 2014, 10:05 5

1. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Looks like a pretty cool phone...

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 10:16 4

2. Johnnokia (Posts: 1108; Member since: 27 May 2012)


It was announced since almost one year and will be released soon .
No wonder outdated specs. But Yota will sell it in a limited market.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 16:23

15. Fazz1977 (Posts: 153; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


"since almost one year"?

okaaay

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 23:39

19. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


No need to point out. Others can read, too, and you probably got his point.

Oh... didn't you?

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 10:30 2

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I would loved for the phone to have a straight top and bottom.
It's a little too round for my liking... IMO

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 10:30

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I would loved for the phone to have a straight top and bottom.
It's a little too round for my liking... IMO

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 10:34 1

5. surethom (Posts: 719; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Very nice idea, Heres hoping the Yotaphone2 uses a Colour eink display this time, would be even more useful, for say displaying maps.

When will a manufacture use a colour eink display in there products, any colour is better than non

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 12:08 2

11. duartix (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


Where are the panels, might I ask?
Who builds them?
I think it is a feat to have a 4.7' 960*540 when the best colour eInk panels are going for 800x600 (in 9.5' sizes).

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 13:03

13. duartix (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


(nt).

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 10:53 1

6. jsjammu (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


It's a cool concept but a little late. Samsung's ultra power savings works decent so really no need for this phone unless you don't like Samsung for for reason.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 10:53

7. afraaa (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


remid me of king galaxy nexus i still own

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 11:05

9. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


same here brother! I own it as well

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 10:58 1

8. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


I wouldn't mind getting one, looks pretty cool also Putin promoted it.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 11:23 1

10. Spedez (Posts: 451; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Also known as Putin-phone 2.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 12:09

12. digitalw (Posts: 65; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


I would by this Putin Phone :)) I like the eInk screen, but let see the tests about battery and the price tag. Those russians know to be sometimes silly with pricing ;)

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 15:07

14. younger06 (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Apr 2014)


That looks absolutely brilliant, a clear protective cover and Bobs your uncle!!!

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 21:39 1

16. Dnals (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Nov 2014)


Second screen completely useless... otherwise why second screen at the back?

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 22:44

17. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


for reading and stuff and also it eats less battery

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 18:02

24. Dnals (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Nov 2014)


but still eating more than single screen

posted on 18 Nov 2014, 02:57

23. alumoyo (Posts: 364; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


Not for heavy readers - reading a book for five hours on a regular screen vs the e-ink, I think the difference in power consumption would be huge. My brother is a PHD student and he will read 5 to 6 hours straight on his kindle.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 18:03

25. Dnals (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Nov 2014)


Oh, so we can read from the back but how to move pages? Volume buttons? soon or later you will replace those button -..-

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 23:39

18. paragkarki (Posts: 29; Member since: 09 Nov 2014)


i guess the second screen will not have touch interactivity , only read only mode. or basic interactivity.

that would kick ass. i wonder if they patented it.

posted on 18 Nov 2014, 00:03

20. DANTASTIC (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


I want more power & more tec then snapD 800. Tell me more about lolli 5.0.

posted on 18 Nov 2014, 00:23

21. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


It requires side rim bumper case to cover it. :)

posted on 18 Nov 2014, 01:56

22. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


iPhone 6 killer :P

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