Good news for European consumers, the Russian manufacturer has unveiled its dual-screen smartphone Yotaphone 2. UK will be the first in the series of European markets where this device would be launched. The timing of the launch is interesting; it looks like the manufacturer wants to cash in on the holiday season, when costumers are looking for good bargains.
The Yotaphones’ 2 most intriguing feature which would tempt people into getting it, is its dual-screened display. But the success of the device depends on how well this feature works and makes the users trade in their one-screened display devices for the dual-screened YotaPhone 2.
The manufactures had already unveiled the concept of the phone back in February, and announced the Yotaphone 2 at the MWC, 2014, but no launch dates were provided. Well, it looks like the company has taken the plunge and is now testing waters with step by step launches in European markets.
Let’s see what the smartphone has to offer specification wise, does if offer something unique apart from the display? Or will it be making use of technology which has already been tried and tested?
The device will sport a 5 inch 1080 p AMOLED front display and a 4.7” e-ink display at the rear, and are protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The back screen would always be on and it has a qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, and displays 16 levels of gray color. The e-ink aspect makes us speculate whether the rear display can be used for reading e-books too? Well time will reveal all.
The YotaPhone2 is powered by Google Android Kit Kat. It will be equipped with a Qualcomm SnapDragon 800 processor, a 2GB RAM and a 32 GB internal memory. The smartphone will sport an 8 megapixel rear-end camera and 2-megapixel front camera.
YotaPhone 2 will retail at 612$ (32,990 roubles), putting it in the category of higher end smartphones. This aspect along with its other specifications would make the consumer skeptical as to why should they leave their tried trusted device for pricey newer player in the market. All of this in the end would come down to the functionality and the performance of the smartphone. Let’s see if the dual-screened gamble pays off for the Russian manufacturers.
Well good news for out of Europe Yotaphone fans is that, the company plans to launch YotaPhone 2 in 2015. The confirmed dates and markets which it will be gracing is not yet confirmed. An update will be provided as soon as any news related to the YotaPhone 2’s release come up.
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