Which carrier will bring the YotaPhone 2 to the US?
At a big show like CES, it’s easy for a new mobile device to get lost in the crowd. That’s why we find ourselves drawn to hardware like the new LG G Flex 2, not just because it looks like a very solid handset in and of itself, but because it manages to stand out from everyone else; anyone can make a “safe” phone, but it’s the ones that challenge expectations that often capture our attention. This is one of the reasons we’ve had our eye on the YotaPhone 2, which made a reappearance at this year’s expo as it begins its retail push. That’s going to involve sales in a lot of markets, but one that had been on the fence was the United States. While we still don’t have full details, we’re now hearing confirmation that the YotaPhone 2 will indeed find support from a major US carrier.
Last month, the idea of YotaPhone 2 sales coming to the States sounded remote: we heard that Canada and Latin American would get the phone, but this wouldn’t be the first time they saw hardware that still managed to bypass the US in-between. But at CES the other day, when giving the phone our hands-on treatment, we found hope, hearing that negotiations were underway to possibly bring the phone to the US. Now that deal seems to be official, with Yota Devices revealing that its phone will be available through one of the big four networks in the US.
Which of the four? Well, the obvious answer would be AT&T or T-Mobile, as we haven’t seen any sign of a CDMA YotaPhone 2 – though if a big carrier like Verizon were interested, we could imagine that might prove a big incentive towards getting such a variant off the ground.
There’s also no public timetable for this US release, but one way or another, it’s happening. Will you be picking up the dual-screened, e-ink YotaPhone 2 once you get the chance?
Source: Android Central