Remember the YotaPhone? The dual screen Russian smartphone developed by the guys over at Yota Devices?
The second generation of this cool smartphone was just announced. We’re still speaking about a dual screen layout including a 5″ front HD LCD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) and a back 4.7″ EPD (Electronic Paper Display) or E-Ink screen sporting a 960×540-pixel resolution. The E-Ink screen was updated with full touch functionality and most smartphone functions can be used without having to turn on the main display. The new model of YotaPhone features improved specs over the first model – an OLED 442 PPI front display with 1080p resolution for a full smartphone experience, quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm processor and 2GB RAM will allow increased performance with most games and apps out there, 32GB of on-board storage, 8MP back camera, all connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth, NFC, wireless charging and a 2,500mAh battery to power the system.
While 2,500 mAh doesn’t seem much power for today’s smartphones, the YotaPhone comes with an power-saving mode that completely turns off the AMOLED screen and keeps the back EDP screen going, easily giving you a few extra hours of usage out of an almost finished battery. YotaDevices did not release exact info about battery life, so we’re looking forward to these stats. They can be a total game changer!
The YotaSmartphone will be available towards the end of 2014 and will have a price tag of around $499 US.