A new 2014 version of the dual-screen YotaPhone is going to be launched in India on October 17th, and it is yet another product to be sold exclusively through the giant online retailer Flipkart. After being leaked earlier on Flipkart, the launch was imminent, and finally this smartphone with a secondary display got announced.
What’s special about this phone? Apart from the standard LCD display, there is a secondary E-Ink display, on the rear side of the device. The advantage here is that the secondary display is always turned ON, and it shows all the notifications, weather updates, social media updates and reminders. Users can also read e-books using the secondary E-Ink display.
The front display on the YotaPhone is 4.3-inch in size and has a 720p resolution, while the rear E-Ink display has the same size, but the resolution is 640 x 360 pixels. For the internal specs, the YotaPhone is powered with the 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB RAM, and there is 32GB internal storage included.
In the camera department, it is a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and on the front there is a 1-megapixel camera. An 1800 mAh battery is what keeps the phone running, and the company claims that it is a lot better than the battery on the other smartphones. The YotaPhone runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, and there is no info about the future updates to the OS.
The YotaPhone is priced at Rs. 23499 and it is being exclusively sold on Flipkart. It will be interesting to see how the after-sales service is handled in the Indian market, although the smartphone has always been in a different category due to the dual screen that solves some extra purpose, while saving a lot of battery as the E-Ink display doesn’t consume a lot of battery and users activate the screen many a times each day only to check the notifications.
There are some initial offers with Yota Phone on Flipkart:
- Get preselected Flipkart eBooks worth Rs 2199 for Free
- FREE Mi 5200 mAh power bank
- FREE DigiFlip MC002 Mobile Wall Charger
- Extra 10% off with State Bank Debit Cards. Max. discount: Rs. 1250
- Extra 10% off with SBI Credit Cards. Max. discount: Rs. 1250