YotaPhone dual-screen phone first look, price and release date

The quirky YotaPhone boasts an e-ink screen as well as the regular screen. Here's everything you need to know about the new phone.

Want a phone with not one but two screens? The quirky new YotaPhone boasts an e-ink screen as well as the regular screen. We've tried it out -- here's everything you need to know about the new phone.

Unveiled in Russia today, the YotaPhone's second screen uses ebook-style e-ink to show photos and more without using up loads of power -- giving you up to 50 hours from the battery.

Our intrepid phone reviewer Andy has left sticky fingerprints all over both screens for an in-depth hands-on first look, complete with loads of photos of the new phone in action.

Yota says the phone is coming to the UK in January. It's available in Germany, Austria, France and Spain first, and the Middle East early next year. The price? A not insignificant €499. 

We first saw the YotaPhone at technology knees-up CES in January. Here's our first impressions:

Gimmick or great idea? Are you tempted by the YotaPhone? Let me know in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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