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Russian-Made YotaPhone Smartphone Features Two Screens

Posted on the 05 December 2013 by Nrjperera @nrjperera


When I heard that people who made Sputnik 1, AK-47 and many other amazing creations are finally launching their first smartphone, I actually hoped it to be mind-blowing. Although, after finally seeing the Russia’s first smartphone – YotaPhone, my expression was simply – “meh..”

Ironically, the YotaPhone is designed to save your battery life by packing two displays into one smartphone. Screen on front is a 4.3-inch LCD display that works like a usual smartphone. There’s also an e-Ink screen with 360 x 640 resolution on the back that lets you check for notifications, email, SMS, RSS feeds, and Google Now without having to fire up that battery-draining LCD screen every time you receive a notification. Using a custom software API, YotaPhone also opens new opportunities for developers to make new e-Ink apps for smartphones.


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In addition, the YotaPhone features a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, and runs on Android 4.2.2. Despite how this device has to work with two screens, it only has a 1800 mAh battery, which is not really a powerful battery compared to some other smartphones in the market today. The device is not cheap either, it goes up for sale in Russia at 500 euros, which is about $700 USD, according to Tech Crunch. YotaPhone will head out to Europe and the Middle East after initial release in its’ home land.

Check out the Android Central’s hands-on video for a closer look at the device.

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