On Wednesday, Russia announced the rollout of the YotaPhone… the world’s first smartphone with a dual-screen. The Android-based YotaPhone, from modem developer Yota, features a full-colour LCD screen on one side and a black-and-white electronic paper display on the other. The gadget is a premium-class device, but its price is lower than the iPhone, being 18-19,000 Roubles (546-576 USD. 580-613 CAD. 612-646 AUD. 400-422 Euros. 334-353 UK Pounds). Our RIA-Novosti Infographic gives you the technical parameters of the device. Its main distinguishing feature is that it constantly updates information on an additional screen using “electronic ink” technology, the secondary screen has a power usage eight times lower than that of the main LCD. According to the manufacturer, the second screen lets you use the YotaPhone for 50 hours in read-only mode. Both screens are the same size, 4.3 inches diagonally. The LCD screen resolution is of HD quality (1280×720 pixels), the back screen resolution is 640×360 pixels. YotaPhone runs the Android OS with 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Qualcomm 1.7-GHz dual-core processor, with 2 Gb of RAM and 32 Gb internal storage. The phone has a 13-megapixel main camera with LED Flash and a frontal unit with 1 megapixel. The YotaPhone uses the LTE system.
Dimensions: 134 x 67 x 10 mm (5.25 x 2.63 x 0.4 inches)
Weight: 146 grammes (5.15 ounces)
5 December 2013