Talking about the Amazon phone – the Yotaphone 2 went official with a 5-inch full HD AMOLED on the front and a 4.7-inch e-paper display on its rear. Yes! Its a dual-screened smartphone that should become available to purchase in the United Kingdom.
Yotaphone 2’s both the screens are protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the one on the back is always on and sports a qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels with pixel density of 235ppi and displays 16 levels of grey. Yota haven’t confirmed whether it’s LCD-based e-paper or Kindle-like e-ink.
You can customize the back display with widgets and for reading text purposes using a very little power. It’s not clear yet what software support for e-books is available, which may be Amazon’s or B&N’s apps work.
Software front, the Yotaphone 2 runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset and paired with 2GB of RAM. Sporting a 8MP/1080p main camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera, plus 32GB of storage the Yotaphone 2 not going to support microSD card.
Connectivity options includes LTE (Cat. 4, 150Mbps downlink), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS + GLONASS and microUSB 2.0 with SlimPort. Packing a 2500mAh battery, the Yotaphone 2 supports wireless charging out of the box.
Interested ones can sign up on Yotaphone 2’s homepage, shipping or delivery will be on a first come, first serve basis. Yotaphone2 costs 555 GBP in the UK and in the region of €700 elsewhere in Europe. Soon it should be heading towards Asia and the US early next year and goes on sale at a $650 price tag.