Hands on with the YotaPhone at CES 2014

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Although many of the large smartphone manufacturers present at CES 2014 are focused on sharing their forthcoming flagship devices in hopes of impressing the market with how they are pushing the boundaries of current hardware, occasionally we run across devices that include unique features in an attempt to gain some market interest. YotaPhone is trying to do that with a smartphone that includes an E Ink screen on the back of the device. The display can be configured to display information and notifications from different apps along with a customizable background. However, it is not interactive. That may not sound appealing initially, but it does mean the device can be kept in a pocket without worrying about the accidental interaction yet giving users quick access to information.

As far as the rest of the device, it comes with a 1.7 GHz processor running Android 4.2.2. The front screen is a 4.3-inch 1280×720 resolution LCD screen. The YotaPhone also comes with 2GB of RAM and a 13MP rear-facing camera.

Check out our hands on video with the device after the break and keep an eye on TalkAndroid for more CES 2014 coverage.

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  • Traian

    So you cannot actually use the Kindle app to read books? I thought this was a major advantage of this secondary e-ink screen idea…