YotaPhone is a dual purpose gadget, which has an LCD display on one side and an E-Ink display on the other.
Russian mobile communications company Yota Devices has unveiled a new Android-based smartphone with two 4.3″ Gorilla Glass displays. The YotaPhone integrates a full-color LCD on one side and an E-Ink display on the other, which are linked together and offer more functionality.
On the LCD display, the YotaPhone lets users watch videos, play games and perform other functions. On the E-Ink display, they can view content that requires longer reading time, like a book or magazine. It also keeps important information visible without draining the battery, and displays it even if the battery dies. The E-Ink is also the user’s personal space for receiving notifications, linking to social media, reading news, or displaying favorite pictures. Yota Devices CEO, Vlad Martynov, said:
Today if you want to check your email, calendar or social media page, you have to pick up your phone, turn it on, open the application and only then can you receive the information. With YotaPhone, this information will appear on the electronic paper display effortlessly, continuously and updated in real time.
YotaPhone uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8960 platform and the latest release of Google Android. It will be available worldwide in the second half of 2013.