For all those who feel one display screen just wouldn’t be enough, here comes the official word that the dual-screened Yotaphone, which received great response at the Consumer Electronics Show held this year, is ready for a pre-Christmas international launch.
The handset will feature a standard smartphone display on the front and another 4.3-inch e-ink screen on the back. Manufactured by the Russian smartphone maker Yota, the YotaPhone supports 4G LTE, runs Android 4.1, a 4.3-inch 720p display, a 12-megapixel camera, and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus (MSM8960) chip.
The YotaPhone is not the first and the only dual-screen smart phone. Samsung also introduced ‘the Hennessy’, its dual-screen flip handset with a touch-screen on both the outer and inner surfaces. However, Yota is the first to combine an LCD screen with an e-ink display in its upcoming device.
Vlad Martynov, Chief Executive Yota Devices, has claimed that the new dual screen handset represents “a whole new archetype in smartphones”. The e-ink display will let users enjoy a more comfortable reading experience and view notifications without having to activate their phone.
Though no confirm news of the device’s retail price has come up, it is expected that the handset will ship with a price tag of 20,000 rubles (roughly £380).