Russia-based smartphone maker Yota Devices had already developed a dual screen smartphone last year called the YotaPhone, and now there's something new to follow up on.
In this handset, the main screen uses an LCD panel while the secondary screen features an electronic paper display. Thus following the same technology once again in a refined manner, the Yota Devices today announced the successor to the same device called the YotaPhone 2 at the International Mobile World Congress, 2014 taking place in Barcelona, Spain.
The latest one comes with a bigger display with Full HD resolution measuring 5-inches as opposed to the 4.3-inch HD display of the first one. The YotaPhone 2 also uses an advanced AMOLED display which is better than the LCD panel of the previous one. The best and the most unique feature of this phone lies on its full-touch control on its always-on secondary electronic paper display (EPD). The EPD measures 4.7-inch and comes with a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels.
Now lets take a look at the remaining specs of the successor device. Apart from the advanced and innovative display, the smartphone comes with a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with a 2GB RAM. And obviously with such technology, it is only normal that the device will feature Android KitKat v4.4.
The 8MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash comes handy in the smartphone which can also shoot videos at 1080p full HD quality. Also add a 2MP front-facing unit.
Also an ample amount of space can be found in the device with 32GB native memory. The device has also been polished with some more connectivity options which now include: 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n /ac, Bluetoooth v4.0, GPS w/A-GPS, wireless charging, near-field communications (NFC) and GLONASS.
The device, which measures 144 x 69.5 x 8.9 mm and weighs 140g, comes powered by a 2550 mAh battery with wireless charging facility. Yota devices have made the device in two color variants Black and White.
In the next generation YotaPhone, users can open and respond to notifications, with just one touch, without activating the color display. The company claims that the full-touch E Paper screen offers up to 50 hours of battery life when reading on the always-on display.
The device also features an advanced anti-theft protection and high-performance integrated hands-free audio (IHF). The company has already pushed out the YotaPhone SDK to third-party developers.
As far as the information pertaining to the device's availability is concerned, it is said that the next generation YotaPhone will only go on sale in Russia, Europe and the Middle East first, with the versions for China and the US released by the end of 2014. The price of the device is yet to be disclosed.