YotaPhone 2 dual screen smartphone price announced

Yota Devices has announced the price and availability of the YotaPhone 2. The phone will hit the European market this month and will be selling at a price of RUB 33,000.

The company said that the YotaPhone 2 will be available in 20 European markets by end of this year. The YotaPhone 2 will also be launched in Canada and Latin America next year.

The YotaPhone 2 will arrive to Asian market early next year. The device was announced at MWC 2014.

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The phone sports a 5 inch full HD AMOLED display 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution and 442 ppi.

The second screen which is on the rear side has a 4.7 inch e-paper QHD display with 540 x 960 pixel resolution.

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It is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor backed by 2GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

It is dual SIM smartphone and includes sensors such as accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor.

The device boasts an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2.1MP front facing camera with 32GB internal memory. The device does not have a microSD card slot.

On the connectivity front it has Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS, and GLONASS and is juiced by a 2500mAh battery.

Key specs:

  • 5 inch full HD AMOLED display
  • 4.7 inch e-paper QHD display
  • 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8MP rear and 2.1MP front camera
  • 32GB internal memory
  • Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS, and GLONASS
  • Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor
  • 2500mAh battery

In October the company launched the first YotaPhone at a price of Rs 23,499. It was the world’s first dual-screen smartphone.

It was also the first smartphone to use Corning’s Gorilla 3 shaped glass. It has  a special chassis to house YotaPhone’s six antennas on the outer rim.

YotaPhone was developed based on findings that the typical smartphone user activates their smartphone more than 150 times a day, to check for messages or information they need or want that may be hidden behind their phone’s black screen.

 

Vishal Kawadkar

editor@gizmolead.com

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