CES 2013: hands-on with the dual-screen YotaPhone looks promising

CES 2013: hands-on with the dual-screen YotaPhone looks promisingWe first heard of the YotaPhone concept last year, and all going well, it could be a great little device. Essentially, it has a 4.3in display on the front and back. You heard me.

The YotaPhone has popped along to CES 2013, and the general consensus after a lot of groping seems to be that it’s looking pretty good.

YotaPhone specs include a 4.3in 1280 x 720 LCD display, 4.3in E-ink display on the rear, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor at 1.5GHz, 32GB internal storage, and a generous 2GB of RAM.

As for the YotaPhone’s camera stuff, you’ll find a 12MP snapper on the rear and 2MP shooter on the front. Rounding off the spec sheet, we have a 2,100mAh battery and Jelly Bean (Android 4.1).

One of the YotaPhone’s standout features (other than the two screens, of course) is a gesture panel below the display. Gesturing from right to left takes you Home, while a half swipe in the same direction acts as Back.

The YotaPhone’s E-ink display will inevitably be useful for Kindle-style reading, and it can also display weather info, RSS feeds and social media notifications.

More impressive, however; a full vertical swipe copies info from the front display to the rear, ideal if you’re looking at Google Maps and running out of battery. A similar example is given with a boarding pass. Neat.

Interesting stuff. I heartily recommend checking out this YotaPhone hands-on video over on YouTube.

via: Android Community

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 10, 2013 at 22:16

I like.

SpeedyG  Jan. 10, 2013 at 23:05

We'll never see it in the West.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 10, 2013 at 23:20

Think so too. Shame.

Andy247  Jan. 11, 2013 at 11:53

We'll never see it in the West.

Isn't it a Russian startup that's making it? If it's the same handset that was previewed on the BBC a few weeks ago, and the vertical swipe to copy to the rear of the handset certainly makes it seem so, then I doubt it will end up being a Korean exclusive.

Stelph  Jan. 11, 2013 at 13:16

Ive seen there is an company working on a case for the iPhone 5 with a similar concept

http://dvice.com/archives/2012/12/e-ink-reader-ca.php

Andy247  Jan. 11, 2013 at 15:09

Ive seen there is an company working on a case for the iPhone 5 with a similar concept

http://dvice.com/archives/2012/12/e-ink-reader-ca.php


It's a great idea, and one of the few "innovations" that actually seems like a pretty practical, why haven't they thought of this before kind of idea.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2013 at 13:51

Yota signed manufacturing deal with hi-p Electronics in Singapore (they in turn bought some old Motorola stuff in Singapore).
The Yota is said to hit shelves in Russia and Europe in the second hald of this year.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2013 at 13:51

Half. Not hald...

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