Yota Devices launched the YotaPhone back in December, next generation YotaPhone today at Mobile World Congress (MWC). As rumored, the new YotaPhone has a full-touch control on its always-on electronic paper display (EPD). It also has a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display, powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat).
In the next generation YotaPhone, users can open and respond to notifications, with just one touch, without activating the color display. The full-touch E Paper screen offers up to 50 hours of battery life when reading on the always-on display, says the company. It also has wireless charging, near-field communications (NFC), advanced anti-theft protection and high-performance integrated hands-free audio (IHF). The company has also unveiled YotaPhone SDK to third-party developers.
Next generation YotaPhone 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, Bluetoooth v4.0, GPS w/A-GPS + GLONASS
- Black and white
- 2550 mAh battery with wireless charging
The next generation YotaPhone will be go on sale in EMEA regions and Russia in Q4 2014, and would hit US and Asian markets after three to four months.