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Russian smartphone, YotaPhone, released

Russian smartphone, YotaPhone, released

Over a year ago there were news about a Russian phone from the manufacturer Yota, which will have a e-ink display. The smartphone is now available for purchase in Russia and some European countries.

The front screen is 4.3″, the e-ink display is located on the back end of the device and has a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. It has the purpose to show everything from the primary front display, but with low power consumthion, thus extending its usage from one charging to the other. E-inc can be found in ebooks for its usefulness of displaying static images.

Sadly, the e-ink display is not a touchscreen, but still has “capacitive touch zone” below it for some control. Other characteristics of the phone include:

1.7GHz Krait CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 13MP primary camera, 1080p video recording, 1MP front camera, LTE support, 1,800 mAh battery, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

There 500,000 YotaPhones available for purchase in Russia, Germany, France, Austria and Spain. In January you will be able to buy it in UK, Greece, Czech Republic and Cyprus.