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Dual-screen YotaPhone 2 packs a 5” 1080p screen up front and… e-ink display on the back

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Dual-screen YotaPhone 2 packs a 5” 1080p screen up front and… e-ink display on the back

The YotaPhone brought an interesting new idea - instead of having a useless plastic back cover, why not replace a smartphone’s rear side with an e-ink display? The first YotaPhone materialized it late last year, but it was lacking in specs and the e-ink screen was not touch enabled and thus - it was not fully functional. Luckily, Yota Devices, the Russian company making the phone is devoted to polish and perfect the idea, and it already has a working prototype of the second-gen YotaPhone that fixes a lot of the issues with the first one.

Dual-screen YotaPhone 2 packs a 5” 1080p screen up front and… e-ink display on the back
First and foremost, the YotaPhone 2 adds a full-fledged touch-enabled e-ink display on the back and it completely rethinks the clunky original design. With a slight curvature around the screen, it looks as if it was taken out of a concept video with a pebble-like futuristic look.


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.

Dual-screen YotaPhone 2 packs a 5” 1080p screen up front and… e-ink display on the back

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.


source: Engadget

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