The dual-display Yota YotaPhone 2 lands on select European markets, bears a steep price tag

The dual-display Yota YotaPhone 2 lands on select European markets, bears a steep price tag
Back in November, we informed you that the successor to the interesting dual-display YotaPhone, the YotaPhone 2, will be launched across select European market on December 3. Well, the date in question is upon us, and just as expected, the YotaPhone 2 has landed on the shelves. Although its specs are "2013-ish", the price tag it bears is flagship-worthy - 32,220 Russian rubles, which is roughly $600.

Then again, the highlight of the device, which is manufactured by Russia-based Yota, are not its specs, but the always-on 4.7" e-paper display at the rear - it has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, pixel density of 235ppi, and 16-level gray-scale color reproduction. YotaPhone 2's rear screen paves the way for up to 5 days of battery life when used in the so-called "Read" mode. 

Up front, we have a 1080p, 5-inch AMOLED display, which provides a pixel density of 441ppi. As far as the internal silicon is concerned, the YotaPhone 2 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800, clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 2,500mAh, battery, and 32GB of internal storage. The camera at the rear is an 8MP one, while the front-facing selfie producer weighs in at 2.1MP. Android 4.4 KitKat is the operating system of choice.The whole YotaPhone 2 shebang is 8.95mm-thin, which is a pretty good feat, considering that the gizmo has displays on both sides.

As we said, today marks the entry of the phone on the European market; some 20 more will follow before year's end. The YotaPhone is said to be East Asia-bound in early 2015, but we have no word if it will grace the North American market any time soon.

Would you consider paying this relatively-high price for the YotaPhone 2 if it were available in a store near you? Drop a comment below and share your opinion!


source: YotaPhone 2 via SlashGear

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11 Comments

1. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

it seems like a good idea and well implemented, however it may not get the reception is deserves

3. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

it for sure will not get that recognition here in the states. at least in terms of sales. a phone needs to say samsung, or have the fruit on the back in order for that to happen. just look at the moto. it took over a month to hit 100k sold.

2. DirtySoul

Posts: 16; Member since: May 22, 2012

Hey, still no 16 shades of gray jokes?

4. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

i really like this idea.

5. Hamid.Z

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

It looks good and if it gets the support from fans and many companies adopt it, then it might become very useful with added features and maybe even a trendsetter ! But i know it's a long shot :/

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

The Epaper display is amazing. I wonder if they made a smartwatch that used E-Paper.. maybe it would have a half decent battery life. Anyways, the Yota is intriguing but that price is just too high for those specs. Thats just my opinion.

8. d74925

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

ePaper watch has already been done by Sony, the article came out on here this week

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

orly I must have missed that. Thanks man

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice phone. OK price, better than other Androids.

9. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

The most innovative phone in ages. I'd love to have one. Specs are still very relevant for this day and age.

11. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

It is also known as Puting phone.

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