One year ago the original YotaPhone was released throughout Europe and the Middle East. The unique innovation of this phone is that it had two screens; one on the front and one on the rear. Why, you ask? Because they are different kinds of screens. The screen on the back uses e-Ink. This screen is always on because it uses very little energy. The company boasts that the phone can last a full five days of reading so that you can get through the entire Harry Potter series on a single charge! You’ll probably buy the phone on those merits alone!
Additionally, because light is not projected behind the e-Ink it does not strain your eyes in the same way that LCD and OLED screens do. Similar to the original Kindle, this technology is great for reading and using in the sun. The second screen also provides unique ways to express yourself. You can assign pictures and slide shows that are always showing on the back-side of the phone. I think it is safe to say that this phone definitely does not have junk in its trunk, but a useful touchscreen. The screen even supports certain Android apps!
To add envy to the fire, the device is pretty. Take a look at the design of the phone in the video below.
Even as a regular smartphone this device is a powerhouse with a 2,500 MaH battery that will give you a full 24+ hours of continuous web browsing on the LCD screen. The device is currently on sale in Europe and will go on sale on Thursday across Russia, Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. Yota told ExtremeTech back in February when the device was on display that they hope to bring the device to the U.S. in early 2015. Time will tell.
The device does have a pre-order page on Amazon for anyone who is interested in reserving the device.The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat, has a quad-core processor, 2 gigs of ram, and an 8 megapixel camera. While certainly not the most powerful phone on the market from a specs perspective, this will provide more than enough juice for the majority of consumers out there; especially those interested in the second screen.
The original YotaPhone, which also boasts both screens, is available for purchase on Amazon for $520. So, if you want to get your Yota on, head on over to Amazon and check it out!
What do you think of the YotaPhone 2? Does that screen beckon your 20th twilight readathon? Who knew a phone could contribute to being on team Jacob! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!