Yotaone 2 is alive well, it’s coming to the U.S. early next year

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 2 Dec 2014

It feels like a year’s passed since I laid eyes on the Yotaone 2, but that’s because it was almost a year ago—nine months eight days, exactly—that Yotaone announced the second-generation Yotaone 2 at Mobile rld Congress. On Tuesday, the company finally announced when it’s headed to the U.S.

Yotaone told Sputnik news that the phone will make its way to Europe this month, with a worldwide release planned for early next year. That’s a bit later than the final-quarter timeline offered earlier this year, but it’s better than nothing.

For the uninitiated, the Yotaone is a dual-sided Android phone with an 5-inch AMOD display on one side a 4.7-inch e-ink display on the other. It’s powered by Android KitKat a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, it features 32GB of onboard storage an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

The e-ink display doesn’t work with all applications, though it does work with the very essential ones—like Maps, for example, which tends to suck both battery life data at the same time. At least with the e-ink display, you won’t have to worry about how much juice the turn-by-turn directions typically guzzle.

y this matters: Competition in the Android sphere is heating up, I’m not just referring to 64-bit processors massively large screen resolutions. The Yotaone 2 introduces a new kind of gadget category—one that could appeal to those who aren’t too interested in specifications or having the latest flagship on h, but who still want some neat functionality.

An e-ink backside would especially benefit those prone to headaches from staring at a screen all day. It would also remove the need for carrying around an entirely separate e-reader. If the Yotaone 2 is picked up by the right carrier here in the states, we could also start seeing more Android-powered two-in-one gadgets sprouting up.

No details on exactly what date to expect the Yotaone 2 here in the States, but it’s slated to cost around $650.