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Dual-screen YotaPhone 2 set for official unveil on December 3

Russian manufacturer Yota Devices is scheduled to launch a new model in the YotaPhone series, dubbed YotaPhone 2, at an event in London on December 3. No other details are available, but based on the image above, it looks like the device will also feature dual-screens.

The first YotaPhone came with a traditional LCD at the front and an always-on e-ink screen at the back that displayed incoming notifications. YotaPhone 2 looks to continue along the same lines, with the overall design looking much more polished. We'll know more as to what the device is packing under the hood, along with availability details and pricing on December 3.

Until then, here's our hands-on video of the YotaPhone:

Source: Twitter (YotaPhone)

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor covering Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone manufacturers, and writes about the semiconductor industry, storage servers, and audio products. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

19 Comments
  • I could see the appeal to some people... Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • The design is much more appealing than the first one. ಠ益ಠ
  • That is a very original idea. Good way to separate yourself from the pack. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is a really nice phone design. I'm one of those people who doesn't actually need to hold a device to know it will fit comfortably in my hands. Posted via my Rooted Sprint GS3 FreedomPop(MVNO) (Rooted Sprint LG G2
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  • I held one in my hand today and let me tell you: it looks and feels nicer than the vast majority of what's out there now. It's one slick device with the back also covered in Gorilla glass, and the seams seemed, well, seamless. It has a nice weight to it. Now that I've seen one in the flesh, I know for sure it's my next phone (even though I just ordered the OnePlus One).
  • My first thought was "good idea" then it quickly changed to being a stupid idea. What's the point??? Nokia (Now Microsoft) did this far better using the same screen ie 'Glance' I miss this feature so much on Android. sent from my Galaxy s5
  • You don't seem to get the point. The second display is the type that you find on e-readers. It won't tire your eyes, it will be visible in sunlight and it won't drain your battery like a normal display does. If you read a lot of books, news etc. on your phone this will be a life changer.
  • True, I could see myself using a phone like this because I do read books, magazines, and newspaper material on my phone about daily.
  • And additionally, the e-ink display only consumes power when the image changes, so even if your battery dies the last pushed image/screenshot/bookpage/map/etc. stays on the back :)
  • Add to it the fact that it is impossible to put any hard/soft/hybrid/you-name-it case on this phone, and you will get nicely scratched and/or broken screen(s). Plus, it is made by Russians (technically, somewhere in Asia, but with Russian development, and QA), and you can only guess how "cool" that thing will be! Glonass anyone? Any other known good piece of Russian tech? Give me a break!
  • U can put a bumper case and screen protectors on it. Posted via Android Central App on The Nexus 5
  • How about not being such a racist jerk?
  • I think I would like this executed well. I don't know if it's that. I would like reading on it, like long articles and books, but that would require apps developed specifically for one obscure phone. Posted via the AC App on my LG G3
  • Didn't they announce this several months ago already?? I hope they upgraded the specs. They take way to long to release these phones. Posted via Android Central App on The Nexus 5
  • I might have been interested in this phone or the previous one if they hadn't done custom gestures to represent Back, Home, and Recent button presses.
  • This is the type of phone Amazon should have done instead of the Fire phone.
  • I STILL want one of these.
  • I'm not gonna lie, I'd be excited to try this phone out for a week or two. Browsing G+, Twitter, or reading fanfiction on the e-ink screen... mmmmmmm....
  • I can't believe nobody else has copied the idea yet. I guess glass backs are only cool if they are completely useless. Posted via Android Central App