According to TechCrunch, the second-generation YotaPhone will be available at year’s end. Yota Devices is a Russian handset startup.
The original YotaPhone went on sale in the end of 2013 in Russia and Europe. Its main draw is the e-ink display on the back of the phone, providing alerts and updates that don’t draw as much power as the LCD on the front.
Yota Devices is preparing the second-generation YotaPhone, which has improved on the predecessor in almost every way, including a bigger battery, faster quad-core processor, and 1080p video recording.
The phone’s marquee feature isn’t the high-end 5-inch HD touchscreen on the front, but the e-ink display on the rear. The 4.7-inch e-ink screen is capacitive, giving you the ability to touch any part of it, an upgrade from the original YotaPhone that only granted specific sections touch sensitivity.
â€œThis is not just a smartphone. We introduced a completely new type of device where user experience is different,” said Vladislav Martynov, CEO of Yota Devices. â€œThe [full-touch second display] brings the YotaPhone concept to a completely new level.”