Next-Gen YotaPhone Includes Full-Touch Always-on Rear Epaper Screen

By Gary Cutlack on at

YotaPhone is already preparing the next version of its charmingly bonkers dual-screen Android device, with the updated hardware now featuring full touch control of many phone features via its always-on secondary epaper back display.

The much more curvaceous next-gen YotaPhone incorporates what the maker describes as a Smart Power Mode tool, one that transfers phone features to the efficient rear epaper screen. Owners will therefore be able to make and answer calls and carry out other modern smartphone admin tasks via the B&W display, saving on powering up the 5-inch full HD monster screen around the front.

As for the rest of the spec sheet, the updated YotaPhone is powered by the ubiquitous Snapdragon 800 chipset, with a 1080p main display, 8MP and 2MP cameras, 2,550mAh battery and 2GB of RAM. The new YotaPhone will go on sale later this year. [YotaPhone]