Russian firm Yota is finally getting ready to release its Yota phone, which packs with a traditional LCD on the front and an e-ink display on the back. According to reports in Russian media, Yota Phone will most likely go on sale in November.
According Hi-Tech@mail.ru, Yota has partnered with Euroset, Russia’s largest mobile phone retailer, to supply 70,000 units of the phone. Other retailers will also be offering the phone but in smaller batches as they are not sure if the phone will gain any traction among the consumers.
First spotted late last year, Yota Phone was also displayed at both Consumer Electronics Show and Mobile World Congress earlier this year and has been a center of attraction considering the unique approach taken by the manufacturer.
The phone packs two display, main 4.3-inch 720p HD LCD and secondary 4.3-inch e-ink display with 640x360p resolution. It also comes with Android 4.2, 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and 12MP rear camera. In addition, the phone packs 1800 mAh battery, front HD camera, NFC and the usual connectivity options.
It is expected to be priced at 20,000 rubles ($615) but some believe the price could go up to 25,000 rubles ($765).
You can read more about the phone at its official website.
Here is a video from CNBC, in which Yota CEO talks about Yota Phone in detail: