YotaPhone Officially Announced; Includes e-Ink Second Display on Back

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  1. dgstorm

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    Today's smartphones have really come a long way with vibrant and colorful high resolution displays, but there's one area they still lack; in bright sunlight it can be next to impossible to read text on them. The YotaPhone was just announced and the unique design of this phone aims to fix that. The YotaPhone basically includes a secondary e-Ink reader display on the back of the device. This monochrome e-Ink display not only makes it easy to read in any lighting condition, it also simply makes it easier to simply read text since it appears just like a book, magazine or newspaper.

    Both the main display and the e-Ink display are 4.3-inches. The regular LCD display has decent if not impressive specs with a 720p (1280 x 720) resolution. Here's a quick breakdown of the rest of the specs:
    • Dual Display - One 4.3-inch Color LCD 720P & One 4.3-inch Monochrome e-Ink rear display
    • 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 13MP camera
    • 1,800mAh battery
    Here's a quote with some final details,

    What do you guys think of this intriguing concept?

    Source: TalkAndroid
     
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    Oh...now THAT's what I call innovation. I'd take that in a heartbeat. The best of both worlds...heck...just give us both worlds! Can't wait for e-ink in color!! :biggrin:
     
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    E-ink uses such little power and given it's monochrome it requires very little processing power or RAM to store the images that it would be a huge enhancement at a very small expense in both real cost and cost in the form of battery power and performance. Also, it becomes a status page that can display 24/7 and give you constant and immediate access to all manner of information that doesn't require color. The more I think about it, the more I wonder why it's taken this long to come up with it.

    Now make this in a 5" display version with 1080 display on the color side and you've got a winner - hands down.