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UK: Check out YotaPhone 2, the smartphone with TWO fronts01:26

UK: Check out YotaPhone 2, the smartphone with TWO fronts

United Kingdom, London
December 3, 2014 at 04:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

The YotaPhone 2, the first smartphone with two front screens, was presented in London Wednesday evening by Yota Chief Executive Vlad Martynov at an event attended by figures including English TV and radio presenter Jonathan Ross and comedian Matt Horn. The phone is set to challenge Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market.

The YotaPhone 2 has a 4.7-inch (12 -centimetre) electronic paper display on its rear side, which uses less energy than a traditional screen. It also includes a 5-inch (12.7-centimetre), 1080p AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 2500mAh battery, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The YotaPhone 2 costs £555 ($870.57; €707.22) at the YotaPhone pop-up store in London's Shoreditch district. Customers can also buy the phone direct from YotaPhone in 20 European countries and the Middle East for a cost of €700 ($861.75).

Martynov said that some critics initially thought it would be impossible to design a double-sided device. He added that he believed consumers "are looking for a much more intelligent way to communicate."

UK: Check out YotaPhone 2, the smartphone with TWO fronts01:26
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The YotaPhone 2, the first smartphone with two front screens, was presented in London Wednesday evening by Yota Chief Executive Vlad Martynov at an event attended by figures including English TV and radio presenter Jonathan Ross and comedian Matt Horn. The phone is set to challenge Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market.

The YotaPhone 2 has a 4.7-inch (12 -centimetre) electronic paper display on its rear side, which uses less energy than a traditional screen. It also includes a 5-inch (12.7-centimetre), 1080p AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 2500mAh battery, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The YotaPhone 2 costs £555 ($870.57; €707.22) at the YotaPhone pop-up store in London's Shoreditch district. Customers can also buy the phone direct from YotaPhone in 20 European countries and the Middle East for a cost of €700 ($861.75).

Martynov said that some critics initially thought it would be impossible to design a double-sided device. He added that he believed consumers "are looking for a much more intelligent way to communicate."

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