Dual-Screen First-Generation YotaPhone Now Available in India
The dual-screen first-generation YotaPhone has launched for Indian customers, being available exclusively through online retailer Flipkart for a price of Rs. 23,499 (around $382).
It’s weird why the Russian maker has decided to ring the first-generation YotaPhone and not the YotaPhone 2 that was unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. And price obviously doesn’t help, either.
The YotaPhone comes with a display on the front as well as the back, which is pretty much its specific features that makes it different from the dozen of other smartphones out there.
The front display is a 4.3-inch, 1280×720 LCD and the back one is a 4.3-inch, 640×480 resolution electronic paper display. The second screen shows information on the go and doesn’t consume too much power while changing, thanks to the electronic paper display that’s used in eReaders.
The smartphone sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8960T with dual-core 1.7GHz Krait 300 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage space, 13 megapixel rear camera, 1 megapixel front camera, 4G connectivity, 1,800mAh battery and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The dual-display YotaPhone is available exclusively via Flipkart in India. Abdul Karim Sawan, Vice President for Yota Devices – Middle East and India said
“YotaPhone features an electronic paper display that would work as a second screen, making it possible to deliver an array of new and improved user experiences. It combines a smartphone and e-reader into one device for those who enjoy reading on-the-go even in the brightest sunlight.
You can save images and information on the second screen, and it stays there, even if you lose battery power. You can save anything on the always-on display from a map to a boarding pass. Information, like a missed call or meeting reminder, stays on the always-on screen until it is no longer needed.”