YotaPhone, Android Smartphone With LCD and E-ink Displays


A manufacturer from Moscow, Russia, namely Yota Devices has just revealed an attractive Android device. As information, Yota Device is one of the leader companies in 4G/LTE technology.

On December 12, 2012, Yota Device announced a new phone labeled YotaPhone. In the form of candybar, the phone comes with two displays with two different technologies, LCD on one side and E-ink on the other side. E-ink technology is used on Amazon Kindle and it only uses battery power when the image on the screen change. That kind of display is not appropriate for watching video, but it’s good for viewing weather forecasts, tweet, facebook entry, or stock quote without “waking up” the phone from energy saving mode. Other advantage of E-ink display is it can be viewed clearly under the sunlight.

Both YotaPhone displays have a size of 4.3-inch. The LCD display has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, while the E-ink display has a density of 200 dpi. It features a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8960 chip clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, 2100 mAh battery, 12 MP camera on the back, 720p camera on the front, and also LTE connectivity. It’s running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean at release

YotaPhone is planned to be showed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will be available in Russia starting from Q3 2013 priced about US$500.

YotaPhone Specifications

4.3-inch E-ink display
4.3-inch LCD display, 720 x 1280 pixels

Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8960, dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU

2 GB

32/64 GB

Operating System
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

131 x 67 x 7.3-9.9 mm

140 grams

GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE (bands 3.7, 20 MIMO), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth NFC

12 MP rear camera
720p HD front camera

2100 mAh

Gestures on extended capacitive areas, touch strip for EPD control
Power ad Volume keys
3.5mm audio jack
Magnetic adapter for charging

Ivan Andrianto

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