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Yotaphone 2: 'the world’s first smartphone with two fronts'

Smartphone launched today in the UAE and retails at AED 2,999

Yotaphone 2: 'the world’s first smartphone with two fronts'
Martynov: "We believe our technology constitutes an entirely new species of mobile device."

Yota Devices has today launched the Yotaphone 2, an Android smartphone with two fully touch-enabled displays.

The front display is a high-definition 1080p AMOLED screen, designed for everyday use such as social networking, browsing, watching videos or playing games and "other" front screen, which uses a Yota Always-On Display is designed for e-reading, notifications and outdoor visibility.

"We believe our technology constitutes an entirely new species of mobile device, not just by integrating a power efficient electronic paper display but by making two screens work in harmony," said Yota CEO, Vlad Martynov.

The Yotaphone 2 is available now and costs AED 2,999 weighs 145 grams and measures 144 x 69.5 mm x 8.9 mm. It features durable Gorilla Glass 3 on both sides; a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2 Ghz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC; an 8MP autofocus camera with LED flash; a front-facing 2MP camera; and 4G/LTE, WiFi and Near Field Communications (NFC) connectivity.

The Yota Always-On Display is designed to improve battery life and according to Yota Devices, the feature offers up to five days of e-book reading from a single charge as well as almost 180 degree viewing angles.

Software features include: YotaEnergy, a that mode automatically switches all key functions, including calls and texts to the Yota Always-On Display once battery life reaches 15% providing another 8.5 hours of use; YotaMirror allows users to use any Android application on the Yota Always-On Display; YotaSnap and "Life after death" means that  crucial information from the colour display such as a map can be kept on the Yota Always-On Display and held on the screen even if the battery dies completely; and YotaCover allows user-designed photos and notifications.

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