With a traditional LCD screen for the front and an e-ink display at the back, the YotaPhone is one of the most innovative developments to have been witnessed in the smartphone segment in a long time. The device is the creation of Yota, a company based in Russia. The device for sure is an out of the hat creation and has been in discussion ever since it first came to light almost a year ago. However, with a firm release data missing so far, many had started to doubt if the YotaPhone will be reduced to just a brilliant prototype device that never made it to the production lines. Fortunately, that is not the case with the company finally stating they would release the phone into public domain in the period before Christmas.
It was late last year that first signs of the existence of this idea and the device had come into circulation. At events like the CES and MWC the phone had been displayed in its first form, generating a lot of public interest in the process. Finally the Russian company has indicated that mass production would commence and that they would be taking the help of Hi-P, a company based in Singapore for the production task.
While these all seems to happy news for those who have had a look at the device and are intent on picking up one for them self when it launches, the point to look out for is the price tag. Yota have indicated a tentative price of €500 for their device. Though it is not yet confirmed by any official announcement like the date of release of the device, yet there is some need to worry.
When the phone had initially been displayed at the events, it did raise a lot of interest. Yota however having taken up so much time for its actual production may have lost some clientele in the process. Specs of the Yota device would be a dual core processor clocking at 1.7 GHz, RAM of 2 GB and the screen of 4.3 inch having resolution of 720p. The battery pack however leaves a lot to desire being only 1800 mAh rating. There are other makes like Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony and the likes who have equally powerful devices in the market. Just the two sided screen of the Yota would make any dent in the consumer mind is to be seen.