One of the main concerns of smartphone owners is the battery life of the device. It’s either you choose a model with a bigger battery capacity or one with a smaller display to be able to use the device for a longer period of time. YotaPhone is an upcoming smartphone model that has a unique feature in saving power by offering consumers two displays.
The YotaPhone smartphone prototype has been shown for several months now but recent developments show that the device will be ready to launch this coming November in Germany for an estimated price of €500.
- OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.3
- CPU: Dual Core 1.7 GHz Krait
- FORM FACTOR: Monoblock touch with front and rear screens
- DIMENSIONS: 133.6 x 67 x 9.99mm
- WEIGHT: 140g
- COLOURS: Black and white
- MAIN SCREEN: 4.3” 720×1280 LCD, 16.7M colors; capacitive multi touch
- 2ND SCREEN: 4.3” 360×640 EPD, 16 grayscale; capacitive touch stripe below the EPD for gesture controls
- NETWORK: GSM 900/1800/1900, UMTS 900/1800MIMO/2100MIMO, Dual Carrier HSDPA 42Mbps, HSUPA 11.5Mbps, LTE CAT3 3,7,20 MIMO
- CAMERA: 12 MP AF, LED flash, 1MP front
- MEMORY: 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC
- CONNECTIVITY: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, BT v4.0, GPS w/A-GPS + Glonass
- VIDEO: 1080p 30fps; H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4, WebM
- AUDIO: MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, AMR, MIDI, WAV
- BATTERY: 1800mAh
- OTHER: Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, micro-SIM, DLNA, special YotaPhone gestures and applications for the 2nd screen
So how does a device with two displays save power? The second screen used is an ePaper display that is able to show static information using less power. Messages, websites, and eBooks can be seen clearly even under direct sunlight. The website describes this as “The electronic paper display is always on, but in a less disturbing and more friendly way. You can easily see notices, emails, tweets, and other information in real time without picking up or even activating.”
This device will come in black or white options with both having a Gorilla Glass protection.