Jelly Bean, LTE and Two Screens: Meet the YotaPhone

by Todd Haselton | December 12, 2012

Wow, here’s something we don’t see often: a phone with two displays, one standard screen on the front and an e-ink display on the back. Oh wait, yeah, we’ve never seen this. Apparently Yota recently built the device, complete with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, LTE support, 2GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel camera, and a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz.

The design itself somewhat reminds me of the Beyonce phone Samsung released several years ago, better known as the “B’Phone.” It had a music player and controls on one side, and a phone face on the other. So what can you do with Yota’s “YotaPhone” e-ink panel? According to AndroidCentral, it’s designed for reading news and eBooks, or even checking out missed calls messages and the weather. Both screens measure 4.3-inches, however, so it’s not exactly ideal for reading books in long bouts.

The company didn’t reveal pricing or a release date yet, but we’re expecting to hear more (and hopefully play with one!) during Mobile World Congress in February.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...