A long time ago, as in last spring during MWC 2014, YotaPhone announced the second generation of their dual-display smartphone device. Fast forward to just in time for the holiday season, though missing out on the big Black Friday shopping peak, YotaPhone has finally started to move forward with the release of the YotaPhone 2. For those interested in the device, the bad news is that initially it appears it will only available in the U.K. market.
Although YotaPhone recently demoed their second generation YotaPhone during MWC 2014, the new device is not expected to be available until much later this year. For buyers in the U.K. who are interested in the dual-display form factor that YotaPhone has developed, they do have a new option available. The first generation of the YotaPhone can now be ordered from the company’s web site for £419 ($694 USD). If you want to get used to having a second screen on the back of your smartphone, snapping up one of these devices may be the way to go. Hit the source link below if you are interested in placing an order.
The second generation YotaPhone is being shown off at MWC this year, and although it’s not slated to be released until later in 2014, we can at least see where they’re planning on going with the follow-up device. This YotaPhone features a larger 4.7 inch e-ink display on the back, along with a boosted resolution. The new device sports a 960 x 540 resolution as opposed to the original’s 640 x 360. Not only are they planning on boosting the quality of that e-ink display, but the new screen will also be significantly more accurate to touches and swipes than the older screen was.
According to a new report, the successor to the YotaPhone might be unveiled at the MWC 2014 which is set to take place on February 24. The first generation of Yota phone was unveiled at last year’s MWC in Barcelona featuring a dual screen and was up for sale back in December 2013.
While the exact specs of the device is not known yet, the YotaPhone 2 should feature a larger dual screen, consisting of an LCD touchscreen on one side while an E-Ink display on the other side with full touch capabilities.
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.
The Moto X is cool in that it’s always listening, but the YotaPhone will provide an always-on display using e-ink technology. We have heard about the YotaPhone for several months, but Yota Devices has finally made it official. The always-on display is actually a second display that is on the back of the phone. However, this is no small display as it comes in at 4.3-inches. It is monochrome, but it will always be on, is battery efficient, and works great in sunlight.
The main display of the phone is also 4.3-inches, which happens to be LCD and 720p (1280 x 720). The rest of the guts include a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and 1,800mAh battery.
Russian based Yota Devices has been planning a very unique device for quite some time, and it looks like we’ll see the device launch before Christmas this year. The YotaPhone features two screens; the first is a traditional LCD touch screen that we’re used to on all of our smartphones, but the back screen is a less power-hungry eInk display screen. It’s a pretty weird design decision, and I’m not actually sure what all that back screen can do. Obviously it would make a great option for reading books without draining your battery, but I don’t think it would see much use beyond that.
The specs are pretty standard, including a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 720p (front) screen. The battery is pretty small at just 1800 mAh, but maybe if you use that back screen, it’ll last a bit longer.
Would any of you be interested in this device if it was available?
Remember the YotaPhone that we covered yesterday? Well it’s made its debut on YouTube for all of us to check out it’s dual-screen functionality. This phone definitely has me on the curious side and I’m sure you all would love to see it in action and what the e-ink screen has to offer. The front display holds a 4.3-inch 1,280 x 720 (720P) display, while the rear one can display a full e-ink content which can be used for displaying key information about your every day life such as weather or calendar events.
The YotaPhone is still relatively far from release and is expected around Q3 in Russia. No word whether it’ll make its debut anywhere else. Check out the video after the break!
Is a smartphone that utilizes both a regular LCD screen and an e-ink screen possible? Russian wireless carrier Yota Devices wants to remind you that yes, yes it is possible with its new YotaPhone concept. Under the hood, the smartphone has a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, an LTE chip and a 12-megapixel rear camera. However— the real kicker of the device is its two displays— one on the front, one on the back. The front display holds a 4.3-inch 1,280 x 720 (720P) display, while the rear one can display a full e-ink content. It appears the rear display will be best suited for displaying key information tied to a user’s everyday life like appointments, playlists or other things of that nature.
While the concept is indeed interesting, prospective customers will need to go through quite a wait before the device can get in the palms of their hands. The YotaPhone is expected to go on sale in Q3 2013 in Russia, while other markets internationally will see the device sometime after that. More details can be found in the presser once you hit the break.