Yota Devices launched the YotaPhone 2 in Russia yesterday. It was officially launched at an event in London few hours back. Originally announced at the MWC earlier this year, the YotaPhone 2 has a a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display, is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). It has a full-touch control on its always-on electronic paper display (EPD) on the other side. The full-touch E Paper screen offers up to 50 hours of battery life when reading on the always-on display.
YotaPhone 2 specifications
- 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED multi-touch main display
- 4.7-inch (960 × 540 pixels) EPD full touch rear screen
- Android 4.4 (KitKat)
- 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- 8MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash, 1080p full HD video recording
- 2MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions – 144 x 69.5 x 8.9 mm; Weight – 140g
- 2GB RAM, 32GB Internal memory
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n /ac, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS w/A-GPS + GLONASS
- 2550 mAh battery with wireless charging
The YotaPhone 2 is priced at 699 Euros in Europe and 555 GBP in the UK. This converts to about US$ 860 or around Rs. 53,000, which is costly compared to the first-generation YotaPhone. It is definitely a niche product for those who prefer two screens.
It is now available in 20 countries in Europe, the CIS and Middle East. It will be available in Hong Kong before the end of December, and will go on sale in Taiwan, China and other Asian markets in Q1 2015. Hope we can expect it to launch in India sometime early 2015.