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February 24, 2014

YotaPhone 2 comes with dual-screen display MWC14


You would be forgiven if you’ve never heard of YotaPhone which is a Russian company. They have  unveiled its second-generation YotaPhone during the MWC 2014.

The Yota devices comes with a the dual-screen design, this time with a 5-inch AMOLED main display and a 4.7-inch e-paper display on the rear. The rear screen is always-on, but doesn’t really impact to the battery, you will be able to receive notifications and other important information in real-time on the mono screen, while still getting more than 50 hours of battery life.
Even if the battery dies, the most recent information on the EPD will remain visible. You can use it to save important information.Save anything from a route on a map, to a boarding pass or theatre tickets.

The YotaPhone 2 EPD screen comes with a higher resolution and greater pixel density than that on the first YotaPhone, (which had  4.3 main and back screens), and a built-in light which will be very helpful and means it can now be used in the dark.

Company CEO Vlad Martynov said:

“Now you can read comfortably in bright sunlight or in the dark on the always-on display,” said.  The future of smartphones is always-on displays allowing users to stay connected without turning off the real world and disrupting the people around you. The next-generation YotaPhone takes this totally innovative concept in smartphones and makes it even better. Now, with two full-touch displays, the next-generation YotaPhone is twice as smart, twice as useful and twice as beautiful.”

Specifications for the new device include:

  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor,
  • Wireless charging,
  • NFC,
  • Advanced anti-theft protection,
  • Integrated hands-free audio.

YotaPhone say that It will be available in Europe, the Middle East and Russia in the last quarter of this year, just in time for Christmas. No prices  or which retail outlets are available at this time.

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini