The dual-screen YotaPhone 2 will be launched by a major US carrier this year

The dual-screen YotaPhone 2 will be launched by a major US carrier this year
Released in December in select European countries, the YotaPhone 2 is now making its way to the US. According to Android Central, Yota’s Matthew Kelly (Managing Director for the Americas) confirmed that the handset would be launched via one of the four major US carriers sometime later this year.

Since the YotaPhone 2 is a GSM / HSPA / LTE device, we suspect that it’s going to be offered by AT&T or T-Mobile, rather than Verizon or Sprint. Of course, we can’t be sure of that just yet. There are no details on how much the smartphone will cost in the US, but we can tell you that European customers can buy it for around $600.

A (yet to be announced) Canadian carrier will also release the YotaPhone 2 this year.

As you might know, the new YotaPhone offers two displays: a regular, 5-inch one with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and a 4.7-inch, e-ink one with 540 x 960 pixels. The smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat, is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor (not the newest chipset around, but still good enough), and offers 32 GB of internal memory. Would you buy one?

Make sure to check out our YotaPhone 2 hands-on from CES 2015 (video included) if you want to find out more about this unusual handset.


source: Android Central

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YotaPhone 2
  • Display 5.0" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh

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10 Comments

1. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

My eyes would be very pleased with that rear display.

2. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Has to be AT&T, there usually the ones who launch phones like this all the time. Something I truly hate

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

My guess would be Sprint. They constantly get cool phones that only work on their craptacular network.

4. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Stupid question here.... Why cant someone figure out a way to install a E-ink screen under or on top of the main screen so you only have to use 1 side of the device when it is in use? Let the front be the front and the back be the back.....Just sayin.....

5. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

But, but, but, then I couldn't say I have a screen for the back!

6. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Now Americans can slay bears of all sizes with nothing more than their bare hands and phone...like amazing King that is Putin!!!

8. goldentopman

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 2014

It is a pity that your americans continue to buy russian rockets because you cannot make a good one.

9. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

No, what's a pity is that the American government would rather chuck cruse-missile after cruse-missile at the middle east instead of funding the space program. Hi, I' an American!

7. goldentopman

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 2014

Great Phone. I wish to have one.

10. clarkjeferson

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 22, 2013

As a former Telephone Sales rep for Sprint, I'd gladly say that I do hope Sprint does have this YotaPhone.

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