The same problem has existed for up and coming smartphones - there's just nothing surprisingly new about them. There may be better cameras, higher level of specs, but in reality, it's like a reactionary improvement on what's already in the market.
This is the reason why the YotaPhone became one of the big standouts at the Mobile World Congress 2013. Imagine a phone that has two screens-and no, it's not the NEC's Medias that has a foldable dual-screen. YotaPhone is about having a second screen at the back of your phone.
Specs and specifics
The first question would probably be, what's the use of another screen - and at the back of the phone, while we're at it? Well, where should you start?
YotaPhone's two screens are both 4.3-inch displays, the difference being that the front is a 720p resolution while the back is an E-ink display. It's your screen that can display different kinds of information-all you need to do is swipe two fingers on the primary screen, reports Digital Trends-and they will be displayed on the other screen.
The specialized screen
So what are the potential uses? It can be as simple as your source of time, date, and to-do information screen, as you can display information without draining your battery life. If anything, you won't even be using any extra batter charge to do so.
LaptopMag reports that you can also keep a display of your email, Facebook feed, Twitter feed, or anything that you need to keep watch of. Given that E-ink technology does not make use of much power, you can easily leave the YotaPhone facedown, as you allow your Facebook to update in front of you.
Another potential use is either having it as a guide map when you're out and about. Or, as Time's Techland reports, instead of whipping out your passbook and boarding passes, you can easily send the information to your E-ink screen, and just flash it when you need it.
The always-powered-on screen allows you to not only save the power of your phone, but also have your needed information at hand.
The era of the swipe
Perhaps it's to truly get away from the smartphones that are dominating the market today, but the basic premise of the YotaPhone revolves around swiping gestures.
Other must knows
Despite the new technology, the YotaPhone does not scrimp on anything inside. You have the Android 4.1 with a smooth user experience, a dual-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, a 13-megapixel front-facing camera (pretty neat, considering its competition as of the moment), your choice of 32 GB or 64 GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM, reports Time's Techland.
In addition, LaptopMag reports that it has an HD webcam, a 3.5 mm audio jack, a magnetic charging connector in place of a microUSB.
AndroidCommunity also adds that the YotaPhone has 3G and LTE connectivity, with Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, and Bluetooth.
Though it has already been unveiled at the MW Congress last week, actual release to the market is not slated until the second half of 2013.
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