If you were one of the many who thought the dual-display YotaPhone was cool, you’ll be happy to know that a sequel is, indeed, on the way. The company reportedly confirmed plans to bring a YotaPhone 2 to market starting this Spring in the United States.
The device will initially be offered through an IndieGoGo campaign there folks can pledge funds and stake their claim to one once they’re ready to ship. There aren’t many details available about the smartphone’s features just yet, but they will reportedly introduce a high-end experience and the phone’s cost will be in the $600 ballpark.
The original YotaPhone (pictured above) introduced a unique take on smartphones that included a traditional display on the front and a fully functional e-paper display on the rear. It allows folks to do basic tasks like checking messages and notifications without having to deal with the drawbacks of keeping a traditional OLED or LCD display powered on.
YotaPhone 2 is said to be coming with full support for LTE on both T-Mobile and AT&T, and the company is working on upgrading the existing firmware to Android 5.0 Lollipop to be ready in time for launch.
I, for one, think the idea and tech is awesome.
Same here – I would LOVE to see more e-ink screens / solutions emerging. I might even be so bold as to say that if someone came out with a color e-ink display with backlighting instead of a traditional LED panel, I might actually prefer it (although it would make gaming next to impossible due to refresh rates).
I think it’s really awesome and innovative
$600 for a disposable phone? No thanks
What makes you say it’s disposable? I don’t know the full spec list, but I seem to remember the original version having decent hardware.
I’m sorry but any phone with a sealed battery is a disposable phone to me. Specially if it’s difficult to replace or if the parts are hard to come by.
Oh so youre just being edgy.
Hummmm must be a Sammy lover I bet you have a note 4 and a back pack to carry it in
So I guess my HTC m8 is desposable and. So is the Samsung s6
When I get the S6, I intend on holding onto it for at least 3yrs.
Keep us updated on that IndieGoGo campaign, I REALLY want this device.