YotaPhone is the first dual-screen smartphone , this phone comes with two displays which you have never heard or experienced before. This android phone has a high-resolution liquid crystal display on one side and an electronic paper display on the other. It allows you to easily stream information to the electronic paper display, without draining battery power. You can use the electronic paper display (EPD), to store your personal information, images and interaction. The front screen has a 4.3-inch 720p HD display and the rear screen has a 4.3-inch Kindle-esque E Ink screen. This smartphone comes with a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and the E Ink screen is soothing for your eyes.
It’s been said that this device even supports gesture-based page-turning abilities, without the need for the app to be updated. You can easily flip through different open panels on the E Ink screen as shown in a three by three grid-like display.
The E Ink screen will even display a frozen-in-time frame even when your phone’s battery is dead. Died, this is highly beneficial in times of emergency. For instance if your battery is low and you need that all-important address, phone number etc but you really don’t know how to keep them safe. Your data won’t be lost. With the YotaPhone a double-finger downward swipe motion on the main LCD will display an image on the E Ink screen that will remain there even if the battery has gone down. It can be anything like a screen from Google Maps with a pinpoint marker or the copy of a boarding pass.
The Yota Phone’s front surface comes with a glossy black bezel, HD webcam and 4.3-inch Super LCD, 720p screen. The sides contain a 3.5mm audio jack, volume buttons, a magnetic charging connector and a power button .The backside holds the ePaper screen, which gently slopes downward because of its special, flexible Gorilla Glass display.
YotaPhone operates on Android 4.1 Jellybean, however there is no physical or virtual navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen. If you wish to return to your home screen, then you need to swipe all the way across the bezel area just below the display. To go back one step, you need to swipe halfway across that area. You need to tap and hold in the same black area to get the task menu. Though this gesture menu is quite interesting still some people feel that it’s more time-consuming and bit so user friendly.
There is no clue about the release date of this phone, but it’s been said that it will release this year itself, however the whole world is ready to welcome this dual screen smartphone.