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

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 The phone will be powered by the somewhat outdated Snapdragon 800, coupled with 2 GB of ram, and the whole shebang will be powered by a 2,550 mAh juicer.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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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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25 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Looks like a pretty cool phone...

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 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 No wonder outdated specs.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.

15. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

"since almost one year"? okaaay

19. hurrycanger

Posts: 1741; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

No need to point out. Others can read, too, and you probably got his point. Oh... didn't you?

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4764; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4764; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

5. surethom

Posts: 1535; Member since: Mar 04, 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

11. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 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).

13. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

(nt).

6. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

7. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

remid me of king galaxy nexus i still own

9. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

same here brother! I own it as well

8. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

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

10. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Also known as Putin-phone 2.

12. digitalw

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 20, 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 ;)

14. younger06

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 06, 2014

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

16. Dnals

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 17, 2014

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

17. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

for reading and stuff and also it eats less battery

24. Dnals

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 17, 2014

but still eating more than single screen

23. alumoyo

Posts: 389; Member since: Aug 26, 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.

25. Dnals

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 17, 2014

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

18. paragkarki

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

20. DANTASTIC

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

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

21. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

22. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

iPhone 6 killer :P

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