YotaPhone launched in Russia and other regions, goes for €499, brings a secondary screen
We’ve seen the dual-screen YotaPhone in action almost a year ago at the 2013 MWC in Barcelona, and, while at that time it was a proof-of-concept giving us a peek at things to come, the phone from Russia has been made available today in several regions, including its home market.
Austria, France, Spain and Germany are joining Russia in the list of countries where one can purchase this dual-screen Android from the YotaPhone online store. However, if you want to grab it in a brick-and-mortar store, you’ll have to live in Russia or Germany, where it will be available this month. By the end of the first quarter of 2014, Yota predicts that its phone will be available in 20 markets in the CIS, Europe and the Middle East.
As far as the phone is concerned, its main feature is the addition of a second screen that uses electronic paper display technology. The main specs include a primary, 4.3-inch LCD screen with 720×1280 resolution, a secondary, 4.3-inch EPD grayscale screen with 360×640 resolution, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13-megapixel main camera, all the usual suspects (sans NFC), 1800mAh battery, LTE-band compatibility, as well as Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2.
Its price tag is €499 or 19,990RUB (just shy of $680), but sadly, there’s no word on US availability just yet, so chances are you’ll have to import if you want one.