YotaPhone 2 with e-ink display on rear face

The YotaPhone 2 and its unique e-ink display is set to take the US by storm

Smartphone enthusiasts tired of purchasing very similar looking devices at outrageous sums can now breathe a sigh of relief. Yota Devices–a Russian tech firm–has announced plans to roll out its flagship phone, the YotaPhone 2, to US markets.

The YotaPhone 2 which runs on an Android OS is one of the most innovative smartphones available on the market due to its unique display features that makes using it fun. A front view of the phone’s screen shows the user a normal Android interface common to most devices but a view of its back is where the surprises spring forth.

YotaPhone 2

The back of the YotaPhone is equipped with an e-ink display screen. This device is the first of its kind, with a secondary e-ink display that can be used as an ereader or to display app notifications and other Android widgets. For a complete review of its features click here.

The YotaPhone 2 is priced at $600 which puts it on the high side and on par with any Apple or Samsung flagship device. But with a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, paired with 2GB of RAM, you also get flagship-grade internals when using the device.

Only time can tell if the unveiling of the YotaPhone 2 in the US will prove successful. For those looking for something different this might be an awesome device.

What do you think? Does the YotaPhone 2 look interesting to you? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.

6 thoughts on “The YotaPhone 2 and its unique e-ink display is set to take the US by storm”

  1. I’d need to know more about the specs. A $600 pricetag puts this in direct competition with all of the major companies’ flagship phones, and putting that much $$ on a new (to me) company is just too much to risk. Seeing notifications on the back of my phone is cool, but I’d want to see some time go by with consistent good performance reviews before I’d give this a serious look.

    1. Agreed. It *looks* nice, but it’s a bit cocky for the new-kid-on-the-block to come out charging premium flagship prices right alongside Apple and Samsung.

  2. I_know_a_thing_or_two

    A Snapdragon 800 with 2GiBs RAM means performance is not going to match other flagship phones. The e-ink display may well increase battery life, however, by reducing the need to turn on the main screen. How much memory does it have? Is it expandable? How vulnerable is the back to cracks and scratches? Putting a protective case on one of those phones will be interesting. (There are clear cases, but they turn cloudy and get scuffed, so they’d need to be replaced regularly.) All in all, the idea is cool, but I’m not sure it will work out so well in practice.

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