Getting its introduction at the Mobile World Congress, the YotaPhone is one to keep an eye on this year. The sleek, slim design is visually appealing but the phone offers much more than the eye sees at first glance. The button less phone offers a screen on each side of the device. One screen is your normal smartphone screen but the second is an E Ink Screen. The E Ink Screen is used to allow accessibility to more detailed information and interestingly enough the screen always remains on but does not affect the battery life.
Initially you choose what you would like to display on the E Ink Screen, it can be a quick way to access an image, a quote, a boarding pass, social media, feeds, news or anything else you require at your fingertips. The phone doubles as an e-reader as well; the E Ink screen utilizes technology that makes it easy to read in direct sunlight without causing a glare. One of the downsides of the dual screen is that the phone is controlled by gestures, however it is possible to accidentally activate them while using the phone. This is a small price to pay for the advanced technology. The phone uses the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and features a 12-megapixel camera, HD front camera and 32-64GB of space. The phone uses 2GM of RAM and connects with 4G LTE. Its duel core utilizes Snapdragon processor and the ergonomic shape makes it easy to carry around even though it is thicker and weighs about 140 grams. The LCD screen has a 1280 x 720 HD resolution and the E Ink screen has a 4.3 display. You can look forward to getting your hands on the new technology towards the end of 2013.