It’s been nearly a year since we last heard about the YotaPhone, a device with a front LCD and a rear e-ink screen. But after months of development silence, the company’s CEO, Vlad Martynov, announced on Wednesday that the device will be available in early December. A special launch party is scheduled to take place in Moscow on Dec. 4.
We’ve seen plenty of advancements in the mobile market this year, from Full HD displays to flexible screens. But out of every flagship currently available, the YotaPhone still remains intriguing because of its dual display design. The e-ink screen, which shows notifications like email, Tweets and more, is always on, and will show you your recent information even if the phone’s battery is empty. The e-ink side of things is meant for reading, and as a way to quickly glance at information; it’s like having a Kindle on your phone.
Other tech specs include a 1.7GHz dual-core Krait processor, Android 4.2.2, a 4.3-inch 720p LCD screen, a 4.3-inch electronic paper display, a 13-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM and a 1,800mAh battery. With flexible displays, high resolutions displays and even wrap-around displays, maybe what the mobile market needed all along was a smartphone with front-and-back screens. We’ll let you know as soon as the YotaPhone launches next month.