A Russian phone company Yota, plans to unveil its next dual-screen smartphone on December 3rd. Like last year's Yotaphone, the new Yotaphone 2 appears to have a color screen on one side and an ePaper display on the other.
YotaPhone today took to its official Twitter account to tease that the YotaPhone 2 will be shown off at an invitation-only event in London on December 3. No details regarding actual launch date or pricing of the Android device were given.
Earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress was shown a prototype smartphone YotaPhone 2. The original announcement of YotaPhone took place in late 2012, and several months later the smartphone was recognized as one of the most interesting devices of the international exhibition CES 2013. The main feature was the presence of the device two displays, one of which is the technology E-Ink. YotaPhone second generation was improved performance and completely rethought the design.
According to the picture from the official account YotaPhone on Twitter, smartphone appearance since the announcement has not changed. Apparently, we are waiting for innovation in terms of technical characteristics, which today already look outdated.
Expected phone features
- 5-inch touchscreen Super AMOLED-display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels
- 4.7-inch touchscreen E-Ink-display with a resolution 960h540 pixels
- Backlight on the rear side
- Quad-core Snapdragon processor with a clock frequency of 800 2.3 GHz
- 2 GB RAM
- 32 GB of internal memory
- 8-megapixel main and 2-megapixel front camera
- Battery capacity of 2550 mAh battery
- Android 4.4.
E-ink screens offer the benefit of high visibility and low battery consumption (energy is consumed only when the image is refreshed.) On the downside, e-ink has a low refresh rate, which doesn't make it suitable for displaying smooth animations. YotaPhone 2 suggested various uses for the e-ink screen on the back, like displaying notifications, stock data, fitness data, and social updates.