Yotaphone 2 with dual touchscreen display was unveiled at the Barcelona event, but do you remember the first Yotaphone? It went on sale in a few European markets (such as Russia, Austria, Germany, Spain and France) in 2011 and it featured a dual display: a full color touchscreen on the front and an e-ink display on the back that would consume but a fraction of what the front display would. It was an innovation that delighted the tech world.
Now, at the Mobile World Congress (the same event which brought us three Nokia Android phones), the Russian company Yota Devices, unveiled their next generation smartphone, the Yotaphone and it packs an even meaner punch than the first generation phone. Specification-wise, the Yotaphone 2 can hold its own in front of any smartphone that was launched at the Barcelona event. It has a larger HD display than the first model, a better battery and a quad-core processor.
Gorgeous Yotaphone 2 with Dual Touchscreen Display – The Specifications
The back camera has 8MP and an LED flash and the front facing camera, 2MP. It comes in two colors: black and white and it runs the latest Android operating system. It has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, 1080p video capability, a gyroscope and an accelerometer. The color display is a 5’’ AMOLED with Full HD 1920×1080 and a pixel density of 442ppi; the e-ink display has 960×540 and is, just like the color display, a touch screen. Quite impressive, right?
Is there a need for an e-ink display on a smartphone? Some say believe so. There are many things we do on our smartphones that do not require a crisp display, such as replying to messages, calling, checking our notifications and playing slow-paced games, such as card games, Sudoku and chess. Keep in mind that this phone is an Android smartphone; aren’t you a bit curious as to what Google Play would look like on an e-ink display?
The Yotaphone 2 with dual touchscreen display it will go on sale at the end of the year. What was presented at the Mobile World Congress 2014 is just a prototype, and as every prototype, it still has a few bumps that the company promises to smooth before they enter production.
If you own the first generation Yotaphone, then you will be offered a large discount through a trade-in program and you will also be the first in line to get your hands on this stunning smartphone.