The YotaPhone was shown off by Russian company Yota at the MWC earlier this year. This concept smartphone has finally landed in Russia and a few European markets today with a decent hardware specs sheet. The YotaPhone is no ordinary Android smartphone, as you might know already. The manufacturers have gone with an unconventional idea of implementing two displays in one smartphone with each complementing the other pretty well. The primary display or the front display is a 4.3 inch LCD panel with a resolution of 1280×720. The display on the back too is of the same size but is not a standard LCD but an EPD Grayscale panel with a resolution of 360×640.
The panel on the back will display notifications, reminders, messages, missed calls and perform several other actions like a standard display does. The benefit being increased battery life as it is one of those paper type displays, which we’ve seen extensively on several e-Readers in the past. The smartphone also packs a 1.7 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a 13MP camera on the back and a 1,800 mAh battery. The smartphone is available in Austria, Spain, Germany and France in addition to Russia and will cost €499 ($680). The manufacturer hasn’t detailed its global launch plans as of yet.