Russian tech firm Yota Devices has launched a dual-screen Smartphone in Europe – the first of its kinds in the world today. This will blow life in the war of Smartphones, which is already a pretty fast-growing market experiencing cut-throat competition.
The device launched by Yota has two screens. One is the 4.3 inch touch screen that is normally seen everywhere these days. It comes with the standard Android OS. You will experience these things on the front display. The rear screen resembles the Kindle-like electronic paper display.
Both screens have been protected with the Gorilla Glass and so are scratchproof. The back screen is specially designed for display contents. The phone makes use of the power for generating new images and that’s why the battery of the phone lasts for around 85 hours when the e-Book reading mode is on.
Even as you switch off the phone, the back screen image still remains there – it does not fade away or disappear. So, you can use a pretty image there as wallpaper, a map or anything of your choice.
The company describes the phone as “not just another Smartphone”, but in fact it will be a new user experience. It will also bring in a new way the users use their Smartphones these days.
The phones will start selling this month for a cost of 19,990 rubles that is roughly $600. Apart from that the phones will also be available in Germany, Austria, Spain and France. The price tag in these countries will be 499 Euros or $680. The Middle East will get the phones only in 2014 at the same price tag. Interestingly, the US market doesn’t feature in the list as of now.