Rumor: Dual-displayed YotaPhone’s successor to be unveiled next week at MWC

February 21, 2014
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    According to a new report, a next-gen successor to the YotaPhone will be shown off at MWC 2014 on February 24th.

    Back in December, the YotaPhone finally arrived to select markets in Europe, nearly a year after it was first unveiled to the world. From the moment we first laid eyes on the YotaPhone, we were intrigued by the idea of a handset that featured both an e-ink and LCD display in one unique package. Unfortunately, the many delays experienced in getting the device off the ground meant that the end-product was not only a bit expensive at roughly $600-$675 dollars, it’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 PRO and other specs were also a bit behind the times.

    For those that were interested in the idea of the YotaPhone but not so impressed by the end result, we have some potentially good news. According to a new report out of Russia, Yota is preparing to unveil a next-gen successor to the YotaPhone at MWC 2014 on February 24th.

    Showing a handset off at MWC to generate hype for an eventual end of year release isn't exactly out of character

    Although the company behind the YotaPhone has yet to confirm this report, the idea does fall in line with previous comments from Yota Devices chief Vlad Martynov, who previously suggested that a second-gen model would arrive by late-2014. The original YotaPhone debuted nearly a year before it’s launch, so showing a handset off at MWC to generate hype for an eventual end of year release isn’t exactly out of character.

    So what else do we know about the next-gen YotaPhone? Very little, unfortunately. All the report says is that we will see the device at MWC and it will be a major improvement in every way. For those that need the recap, the original Android-powered YotaPhone featured a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU and 2GB of RAM. Other specs include 32GB storage, a 4.3-inch 720p LCD display, a 4.3-inch 640×360 e-ink display on the back, and an 1800mAh battery.

    What do you think, anyone interested in the idea of a more powerful version of the YotaPhone, or do you think the dual-display design is nothing more than a gimmick?

    Comments

    • Mike Bastable

      With a decent kindle or nook app this phone could be great

    • Tjaldid

      this phone failed for having a too small battery, which was counteractive to the battery saving E-ink display

    • Jack Parker

      The battery is tiny!

    • Heisenberg

      I was rather impressed by the original Yota phone. ButI think it’s uniqueness has been made redundant by Motos Active Display & LGs Knock On feature.

    • Otto Andersson

      I want something like this soo bad. I would love it on a 7 inch tablet so I can combine my kindle and Nexus 7.

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