A Russian based company, Yota devices launches its first smartphone in Russia and some other parts of Europe. Yota devices are known for making modems and networking tools.
The smartphone is a standard Android-powered phone. it runs on a 1.7GHz dual core processor with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 12 megapixel rear camera.
The concept of having a dual screen smartphone is for it to conserve battery life and help customers have access to their informations at any time. The E-link rear screen where the notifications are saved and can be accessed without the front-end screen been on.
The front-facing LCD screen is a 4.3 inch, 720×1280 LCD display,while for the back screen, it has a 360×640 resolution. Incoming messages, weather reports, time and other useful information can be viewed on the e-link display and this back display makes use of little amount of power. Even when the phone is dead, the informations on the e-link display is saved automatically and can be viewed once power comes on to the phone.
Yota Devices CEO Vlad Martynov said, “the typical user picks up and activates their smartphone more than 150 times a day. Why? Because users worry that messages or information they need or want are hidden behind their phone’s black screen.
“Once we determined that an electronic paper display would work as a second screen, an array of new and improved user experiences became obvious.
For example, YotaPhone combines a smartphone and e-reader into one device for those who enjoy reading on-the-go. You can save images and information on the second screen, and it stays there, even if you lose battery power.”
YotaPhone will be available in UK for €499. They plan to launch it in 20 other countries by March 2014.