Second-gen YotaPhone slated for late 2014 launch

The first iteration of the dual-screen smartphone -- LCD on side, e-ink screen on the other -- is only now just arriving in its debut market, Russia.

Yota Devices, the mobile company that has caught the attention of the smartphone world with its dual-screen YotaPhone, already has its sights set on a second-generation device.

Speaking to Pocket-lint in an interview published Wednesday, Yota chief Vlad Martynov said that his company plans on launching the second-generation YotaPhone in late 2014. Martynov didn't provide details on the second-generation handset.

Martynov was also forthcoming in an interview with CNET . During that discussion, Martynov said that his company is already "working very hard on the second" YotaPhone, adding that plans are also in place for a third-generation option. It's expected that the future iterations will have a broader footprint internationally than Yota's current handset.

The original YotaPhone is launching this week in Russia for a starting price of around $675. The Android-based handset boasts two displays -- a 4.3-inch LCD on one side and an e-ink screen on the other.

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