According to the online reports, Russian smartphone manufacturer Yota is finally going to launch its much awaited dual-screen Android smartphone named the YotaPhone before Christmas.
Although the company has already confirmed the launch of the device before the end of this year, they have not disclosed the pricing of the device as of now. And when it comes to the availability of the device in other international markets, no mentions have been made so far. But the company writes on the Fcaebook post that it will be made available in December.
The handset which was announced last year and showcased at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year, comes with a unique feature like the incredible Dual Display. Moreover, the phone features an LCD primary display and an e-ink based secondary one.
Going by the specs, the phone comes with a 4.3-inch 720p primary LCD display and a 4.3-inch (360×640 pixels) secondary electronic paper display.
It is powered by a dual-core processor tuned to 1.7GHz and it is also supported by a 2GB of RAM. To talk about the OS, the phone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean version with special YotaPhone gestures and Put2Back applications for the back screen.
Internal storage capacity comes with 32GB and imaging technology is quite impressive with a13-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 1-megapixel front facing snapper.
In terms of connectivity, regular features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS and 3G can be found. Other than that, there are presence of a number of sensors like Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity and ambient light sensor.
The device which measures 133.6 x 67 x 9.99mm and 146g draws its energy from a 1800mAh battery
YotaPhone hasn't announced specific release dates or pricing of the device for most of the regions, but rumors as of now suggests that it will launch in Russia this month for 20,000 rubles (approx. $611 or Rs. 38,558).
Check out the videos of the handset in the slides below:
YotaPhone's dual screens allows you to effortlessly stream information to the electronic paper display, without draining battery power or having to wake up the phone.
YotaPhone is an Android smartphone with a high-resolution liquid crystal display on one side and an electronic paper display on the other.
The electronic paper display
It allows you to effortlessly stream information to the electronic paper display, without draining battery power or having to wake up the phone. The electronic paper display (EPD), which is your personal space for information, images and interaction you always use and always need.
YotaPhone addresses the problem of short battery life.
The EPD does not go dark to save battery life like the LCD screen. Information on the EPD is always displayed.
Information is still visible on the second screen even when the battery dies. Using the EPD for email, sms and notifications actively prolongs battery life by limiting use of LCD screen.
eBook Reading Experience
Using E-Ink technology, YotaPhone gives the user a longer lasting, more convenient reading experience in a single device instead of two.