YotaPhone 2 with e-paper display to launch in the US

Last year we saw the launch of one-of-a-kind phone, the YotaPhone from Russian modem developer Yota Devices, reach the Indian market.


Last year we saw the launch of one-of-a-kind phone, the YotaPhone from Russian modem developer Yota Devices, reach the Indian market. Its successor, the YotaPhone 2, launched last year at the MWC is now headed to the US.

According to Phonescoop, Yota Devices plans to launch an Indiegogo campaign in the spring and sell the phone for around $600 (approx. Rs 37,300). The report further adds that the upcoming smartphone with feature an e-paper display on its backside.

The device will be compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile. The YotaPhone 2 is also expected to get Android 5.0 Lollipop before it reaches the US. The company also plans an overhauled 2.0 version of the API that will bring third-party app support for the e-paper screen.

The main display of the handset measures 5-inch with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. It also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and 8-megapixel camera.

The YotaPhone entered the Indian market last year in October for a price of Rs 23,499. The device sports a 4.3-inch full colour 720 x 1280 LCD screen on one side and a 4.3-inch 640 x 360 pixel e-ink display on the other side. The device will essentially double up as a phone and an e-reader, all at the same time. The YotaPhone packs a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and is powered by an 1,800mAh battery.


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