YotaPhone With a Secondary E-Ink Display Launched in Russia and Europe


YotaPhoneYotaPhone is a one-of-a-kind smartphone that features not one, but two displays, and it was first demoed at MWC this year in February. While it managed to catch attention at the Congress, many were skeptical for its release. But yes, it happened, and the YotaPhone is now available in its homeland Russia, as well as other European countries including Austria, France, Spain and Germany.

The one thing that highlights this phone is its second display on the back. It’s a 4.3-inch display of 640×360 resolution, but the technology behind it is the electronic paper display technology used in many of the popular e-readers out there. The reason why the Russian manufacturer went with this choice is to make the device more battery-efficient when the secondary display is in use. The main screen is a 4.3-inch LCD panel of HD resolution, which should be adequate for most of the users.

The other hardware specifications of the YotaPhone include a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, 13MP camera, 1800mAh battery and the usual set of connectivity features. It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jellybean.

The YotaPhone is currently priced at €499, which equals to 19990 Russian Rubles (or $680). Currently its availability is limited, but Yota plans to make it available in 20 more countries in the coming months.