We expect the Russian smartphone with two displays on the market in December
Russia’s Yota Devices believes to have “found” the next big step in the smartphones technology. YotaPhone has been presented for the first time at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and will debut on the market for the holiday season.
YotaPhone has two 4.3 inch screens, one on each side of the smartphone. The device offers a classic LCD display with a 720p resolution and a second one using the e-ink technology from Amazon’s Kindle.
The main screen can be used for most tasks, and the e-ink display on the back will show a passive information such as text messages and notifications, thus preventing the activation of the front LCD display that consumes a lot of energy in order to increase battery life. Rear screen can also be used for reading e-books. This allows all those who like reading to plunge in the pleasure of their hobby.
Until now it has been known that YotaPhone will be sold only in Russia. It soon became clear that the smartphone with dual-screen debuts on all other international markets in December.
It offers mediocre hardware for the standards in mobile phones today. The device will rely on a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of memory for storing files. The main LCD screen is 4.3 inches and a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. The main camera, which is arranged on the side with the e-ink display is a 13 megapixel sensor. The front panel has a 1 megapixel sensor for video calls. The smartphone could use various wireless connections, including LTE (Long Term Evolution). The device uses OS Android 4.2.2, which provides access to the multitude of resources that the Google ecosystem offers.
Yota Devices provides modems and routers for the mobile industry since 2007. YotaPhone however is their first serious attempt to enter the smartphone market. Devices with two displays may be an interesting innovation, along with the curved displays that became famous recently.
Venelina KONDEVA, student in M2 e-Commerce at the University of Strasbourg