Jan 7th, 2015

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One of our favorite phone-makers the last few years has been YotaPhone. It started back in 2013 during Mobile World Congress when we got our hands on the first YotaPhone. If you’re unfamiliar with the YotaPhone it has two displays: a regular LCD on the front, and an e-ink display on the back. It’s crazy cool.

This year YotaPhone is back with a second version of their dual-display smartphone. The CEO of YotaPhone himself told us all about this really unique device. Check it out below.

We also got some hands-on time with the YotaPhone 2 itself. The front display is 5-inches with full 1080p resolution. The back “always-on” display is e-ink with 960 x 540 resolution. That equates to 235ppi, which is better than the Kindle Paperwhite. Other specs include a Snapdragon 800 processor, 8MP camera, 2GB of RAM, and 2500mAh.

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Of course the biggest feature of the YotaPhone 2 is the e-ink display on the back. You can customize several pages worth of widgets and notifications for quick access. This allows you to check your phone without actually turning on the LCD display, which is the biggest drain on battery.

The e-ink display can be used for more than just checking notifications. It’s perfect for reading e-books and emails, checking the weather, and tons more. The e-ink display can do basically everything the LCD display can do, just with a much lower frame rate. A sacrifice you will happily make if it means awesome battery life.

The YotaPhone 2 is available now for around £555.00. YotaPhone said they are currently in talks to bring the device to all major US carriers. Since the YotaPhone 2 is already compatible with GSM it would make sense to see it on AT&T or T-Mobile. What do you think of the YotaPhone 2?

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