YotaPhone's front LCD screen

The quirky dual-screen YotaPhone is going on sale in the Middle East on local service provider Etisalat and through retailer Jumbo Electronics. This follows a widespread European release including the U.K., Germany, France, Spain, and Russia.

The YotaPhone packs a 4.3-inch 360 x 640 grayscale touch screen which gives access to most major tasks while saving a bundle of battery life. The primary display is a 4.3 inch 720 x 1280 LCD, and the whole thing is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. At this point the Android Jelly Been 4.2.2 operating system is getting a little long in the tooth. The upgraded YotaPhone we saw earlier this year with a secondary e-ink display isn't due to land until closer to the tail end of 2014.

Anyone in the Middle East will be able to pick up the new YotaPhone for AED 2,199 at any Jumbo Electronics store, or for free on select Etisalat plans. Anyone in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates gonna pick up one of these, or are you willing to hold out for the updated version? Head over to Etisalat for more info.