YotaPhone 2 gets huge update with Android 5.0 Lollipop, new e-ink screen features, white color and slashed price

YotaPhone 2 gets huge update with Android 5.0 Lollipop, new e-ink screen features, white color and slashed price
The YotaPhone 2 is one of the few phones that differ from the crowd: a curious tech creation with a screen on both its front and back, the YotaPhone relies on e-ink technology for its rear display to get a much better battery life.

The secret sauce of the YotaPhone is in the combination of its YETI (Yota E-Ink Technology Integration) software that runs on top of Android with the rear e-ink display, and now - as the phone starts receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop - it will get updated to support Facebook, Instagram and Twitter news feeds updating right on the rear screen, so you'd have even less need to start up the power-hungry front display.

Good news for the enthusiasts who like the idea of a phone with a secondary e-ink screen is that the YotaPhone 2 will be coming to the United States in July 2015 via ways of IndieGogo. The crowdfunding website will make the YotaPhone 2 available to US buyers, and we expect the price to be around that of an unsubsidized regular flagship ($650 to $700).

Speaking of price, the YotaPhone 2 price in the UK and Europe is now slashed: the phone drops to £440 in the UK, down from an initial price of £555, while for the rest of Europe the price is now €599, down from €699.

To freshen up your mind on the YotaPhone 2 specs, it features a 5-inch main AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a 4.7-inch secondary e-ink screen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 system chip with 2GB of RAM, and comes with 32GB of internal storage. The 8-megapixel camera on its back is said to be merely average, but the company promises improvements with this latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update that is rolling out now.

source: YotaPhone

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18 Comments

1. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Now this is pretty unique

13. waddup121 unregistered

SLASH DAT

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Looks like they forgotten the first Yotaphone, which is still stuck on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. However, would consider this if this comes to my country.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i would take a serious look at this thing's successor if i could ever use it on VZW.

4. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Everyday getting Lollipop except me. :( 2013 Moto X

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Meh. With phones like the 64 GB OnePlus One at $350 and the 5.5" Alcatel Idol 3 at $250 this seems like a lot of money for a gimmicky e-ink display on the back...

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

A year old yotaphone 1 is stuck on 4.2, this company is new and small without any plans of supporting its phones. I wouldn't touch one.

6. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

this is wat is called updates i wish if samsung see this comment.

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

LOL do you even know that Samsung was among the first to push Lollipop for their devices?

15. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

yeah i belive u and the proof is iam still on kitkat on my damn N910C note 4 till now plz kill the person who told u this lie

17. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

It's because of your carrier... Don't blame Samsung...

18. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

i have unlocked variant >.

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Awesome!

10. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I really like this concept. Just being able to check your notifications, time, and weather on the e-ink display and not having to turn on the regular screen to do those things must save a ton of battery. It's just too bad that the phone specs are so mediocre compared to what's out there now. It's kind of like a 2013 Moto X. I had that original Moto X and told myself that never again would I buy another phone without expandable storage, especially if I can't get 64GB minimum disk space.

11. gaming64 unregistered

Am I the only who thinks the e-ink display looks more awesome than the regular one. The phone looks really good.

12. HiTz_RoCkZ

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

i just wanna say Samsung's ULTRA SAVING MODE to this article....;)

14. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Looks pretty nice with the white face

16. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

If it was £200 I'd be interested, not worth £440. I wonder what a Gameboy Emulator looks like on that eink screen tho.

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