Russian Developers Unveil World’s First Dual Screen Smartphone

From Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru:

World premiere of the YotaPhone: Exclusive live video in Russian

The YotaPhone smartphone is equipped with two displays – the main being a 4.3 inch color display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and an E-Ink matrix of the same size with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels.

The rest of the characteristics include support for 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, a dualcore 1.7 gigahertz Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, 2 GB of RAM and 32 and 64 GB internal memory (no external memory support), two cameras – a 13 megapixel main one and a 1 megapixel front-facing camera, an 1800 mAh battery, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. The device’s dimensions are 133.6mm x 67mm x 99mm, with a weight of 146 grams.

Earlier it became known that Singapore’s Hi-P will assemble the phones, and also that the YotaPhone can double as an e-reader.

According to the latest news available to Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru, the YotaPhone will cost 19,900 rubles [$608, 444€] in Russia.  It will become available in Russia during the first half of December, with the international sales starting later.

[Note: this video accompanied the original article (Russian)]

Comments from Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru:

Алексей Антонов:

Expensive, very expensive


Awesome.  All that remains is to wish our workers success with this device


For real, I got really interested about what they could say about this. Let’s see how “ours” can dupe us.  The idea is good, but not so much that it would be exclusive.  If they rework it, then we can consider it, as it’s a very crude product.


A very interesting model, the only one in its class. But it’s a little late on the release.  In any case, I wish them luck and an adequate price. At least now we’ll have something of our own.

Джимми Уэйлс: (in response to above)

The release was late by two years.  I agree, let’s wish them luck.  It’s nevertheless ours, a Russian production, although it will be “smart” in another country)


It’s a Zhiguli for the price of a BMW or an Audi. A Russian smartphone, even with such an appearance (the first model won’t be ideal enough anyway), needs to correspond to Russian prices first, not world prices. And an international phone with such hardware would be a bit cheaper.  The idea is good, only what kind of consumer did they make it for?  Those who don’t care about design or the name???

[Note: A Zhiguli is a cheap, basic Russian car.]

антон милюшкин:

The phone is of course attractive, but the main characteristics and applications aren’t in any way for young people. After all, young people are the main purchasers of smartphones, which need attractive apps and zest.  It’s very important to be able to use it wherever. Or else with these two screens you won’t draw in buyers, it will better attract businessmen or those who schedule their business weekly.

Игорь Скоробогатов:

I BELIEVE IN RUSSIA AND THE FYUTURE!!! I already ordered myself a Yortaphone! I AM PROWD OF OUR COUNTRY! And much respect to the creators of the YORTAPHONE! THANK YOU!


Well yeah, the idea is cool…but like always with us, it’s crudely designed,’s ugly

Всеволод Лосев

You can buy an iPhone 5S for 27,000 rubles[$825, 602€]!   I laughed at the price. Go to hell!


Russians didn’t invent this! It’s such shit, it doesn’t even have a stylus, no HDMI input, and the battery is 1800 mAh, I’m 100% sure that Jews invented this.

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