Yota shows off their two display phone at the MWC 2013.
A while back this Yota smartphone was mentioned but we were not able to see a prototype of the smartphone and there sure was a good reason for that since Yota wanted to show off the smartphone at MWC 2013. The Yota Phone features Android Jelly Bean 4.2, a 4.3″ HD IPS screen (1280 × 720 pixels, 4G support and on the back we will see a 4.3″ e-ink display.
Other features for the handset include a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 12-Megapixel camera on the back and a 2-Megapixel front-facing webcam. Other features you are simply going to love is that by simply sliding two fingers from top to bottom of the screen, you can transfer content from one display to the other. And that content doesn’t have to just be e-books or text—you can view photos, web pages, Google Maps, QR Codes and more on the second screen.
The second e-ink screen can help boost the handset’s battery life, as it uses less power than the standard LCD. Another piece of good news is that you can keep reading e-mails or browsing the web when the phone’s battery is running too low to power the LCD for long.
Thanks to the e-ink display reading will be more comfortable and you can therefore “scan” web pages or other content quickly on the front LCD display before reading them in depth later on the more eye-freindly e-ink screen. Other features include a touch-sensitive strip under the screen for flipping back to the menu with a swipe to the left, and an On/Off button that doubles up as a micro-SIM slot.
The Yota Phone will launch in Russia towards the middle of 2013 but it will also be available in Europe at years end or at the beginning of 2014. No possible price was mentioned.