The YotaPhone's second screen is an interesting concept and one I'm quite keen on. Both the E Ink screen and the rest of the phone need serious refinement, however.
Although the YotaPhone 2's e-ink display is wonderfully novel, and can result in much better battery life, the phone needs to be considerably cheaper if it's going to be a sensible purchase over other Android phones.
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Bigger, sleeker, and more advanced than the first time around, this encore YotaPhone has updates to both its Android and e-ink faces.
Citing supplier issues, the Russian phone maker has pulled an about face on plans to bring its unique smartphone to North America.
The smartphone, which has a standard LCD display on the front and an e-ink screen on the back, exceeds its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 to help fund its entry into the US.
The YotaPhone 2 is an Android phone with a twist -- it has a second display stuck to its back that uses e-ink technology to always display information without draining the battery. Check out our video review of this two-faced phone.
The smartphone with a low-power screen on the back is back, but it ain't cheap.
Come take a look at the YotaPhone 2, an exotic new Android phone with an e-ink display on its back.
Redisigned for 2014, the new YotaPhone showcased at MWC is one part slim and seductive Android superphone and the other a striking example of how an e-ink display makes perfect sense in future mobile devices.
Ready for the next version of that quirky smartphone with Android on one side and e-ink on the other? So are we.