Next Generation Yota Smartphone Revealed at MWC

Yota 2nd Gen Smartphone

Yota 2nd Gen Smartphone

At CES last year Yota introduced their first smartphone. It was met with tremendous interest due to the dual-screen technology – full Android color display on the front, read-only e-ink screen on the rear. At MWC 2014 they just revealed the 2nd generation Yota smartphone – and it is an upgrade in every possible way!

The new Yota smartphone features a lighter and sleeker design, 5 inch 442ppi (pixels per inch, basically this is ‘Retina’-like0 AMOLED screen for the Android phone, which has 2GB RAM and 32GB storage and a quad-core processor. The E-INK display panel is a 4.7 inch touchscreen, and has a curved display. The phone supposedly has a better battery, and supports all of the standad communication protocols.

There is a lot of good stuff there, but the ability to actually interact with the E-INK display is the big one for me. What do YOU think?

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  1. It’s certainly an improvement over the first one (would be hard NOT to be), but the sticking point is that apps have to be modified to take advantage of that e-ink screen. If only they could figure out how to give the user the option to push everything to the back screen…