The YotaPhone 2 made quite a splash at last week’s CES 2015, after a few rumors began circulating around the web regarding the availability of the device. Currently, the YotaPhone 2 is available in 20 countries throughout Europe, the CIS and the Middle East, though it was originally slated to head to the US by the end of 2014. Up until now, we’ve had no word as to which US carrier would get the device.
According to our sources that are familiar with the matter, the YotaPhone 2 will make its way to T-Mobile around March-April. Though we are very confident in the validity of this information, sometimes even the most reliable sources can prove inaccurate, so do not treat this information as official. There’s always a chance that unforeseen issues will change the schedule.
The device is also headed to a Canadian carrier sometime in 2015, but that name has yet to be disclosed.
So far, no pricing information has been revealed regarding the device in the US. The YotaPhone 2 is currently available in Europe for €699 (~$850), which is the typical price of a flagship device. We can only speculate that the cost will be around . The fact that this device is headed to T-Mobile isn’t necessarily a surprise, given the carrier’s track record with other devices that normally wouldn’t make their way to the US. T-Mobile was one of the first carriers to offer the LG G Flex, as well as one of the only carriers to offer any device from Sony’s Xperia line. So, it’s not unlike T-Mobile to carry a device such as this one.
We interviewed Vlad Martynov, CEO of Yota Devices, last week at CES. While he didn’t comment on specific carrier availability, we got a first-hand look at Yota Devices’ vision for future smartphones and what they’re doing to improve the E Ink technology on the back of the phone.
If you’d like more information on the YotaPhone 2, check out our full review!
We’ll be sure to keep you updated when we hear more about the YotaPhone 2’s availability. If this device comes to T-Mobile for around $600-$700 unlocked, are you willing to try it out? Let us know what you think in the comments!