Yotaphone 2 which prides it self as the world’s first dual-screen phone has launched in China. Though Yotaphone is still crowd-funding in the U.S, Yota partnered wit Chinese company JieLan,to handle the promotion, sales and support of YotaPhone 2 in the Chinese market.
Yota’s website puts the price at CNY 4,888 (equivalent to a hefty $788/€718). You should be able to order one right now as sales are officially underway, though the website is still in pre-order mode.
The YotaPhone 2 is fairly unique with its e-paper back, which provides low-power always-on notification display as well as a superior reading experience.
Yotaphone 2 features a couple of interesting specs including a 5.0″ 16M-color 1080p AMOLED touchscreen, 442ppi main device screen, an always-on 4.7″ 16-level gray scale e-Ink display (540 x 960 px, 235ppi) (secondary screen) both protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The device runs on Android OS with Kit-Kat 4.4.3 as its boot OS. To give the device its super smooth performance is a Quad-core Krait 400 CPU with clock-speed of 2.3GHz on each core. A 2GB RAM – 32GB of built-in storage ROM (25GB user-accessible) is also on deck. The grapics unit has an Adreno 330 GPU to tank, all summed up to make the Snapdragon 801 processor chipset work flawlessly.
The Yotaphone 2 will be modified in China with local LTE bands and pre-loaded with social networks and messengers (Weibo and WeChat). iReader will get you books to read on the back display.