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Back in November, GizBot reported saying that the Yotaphone will be released in December and now the Russian modem developer Yota Devices have already launched its first smartphone. The handset was announced last year and showcased at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year. It comes with a unique feature like the incredible Dual Display. The advent of the new innovative device could also lead to a formation of a new trend in the global smartphone market.
The Moscow-based company also plans to expand the sales of the dual screen device in 20 countries next year after making its 2013 debut in Russia, Austria, France, Germany and Spain.
Reportedly, Yota Device's chief executive Vlad Martynov said, "If we really hit the mark, we'll be happy because in two to three years everyone will be copying us,". Yota has received about 10,000 pre-orders, mostly from Russia, Martynov further added.
Going by the specs of the phone packs a 4.3-inch 720p LCD primary display and 4.3-inch (360×640 pixels) secondary electronic paper based secondary screen.
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 which the coampny says will offer up to 50 hours Life.
In Europe and the United Arab Emirates the YotaPhone will be available for 499 euros ($680) and $600, respectively. And in Russian stores, it will be available for 19,990 roubles ($600).
Take a look at the sliders for more features of the handset:
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.
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.
Using E-Ink technology, YotaPhone gives the user a longer lasting, more convenient reading experience in a single device instead of two.