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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