Yotaphone2: The Dual Screen Phone With E-Ink Technology

A turning point in the sales of touchscreen has finally come. Ever since the keypad became overrated and we switched to touchscreens, everyday something new springs up to provide a further jolt in the evolution of this technology. We have till now witnessed touchscreen phones with sliding keypad, touchscreens that can bend and many others. But we have never seen a single phone having two display screens. Well, till now we hadn’t. Here comes Yotaphone supporting a dual screen display to blow your mind off.

The YotaPhone 2’s rear e-ink screen permits you to scan e-books for long periods while not exhausting the battery resource, this is a feature no different phone has. It’s has good well-rounded specs and an honest front screen too. Though the YotaPhone 2’s e-ink show is splendidly decent, and might end in far better battery life, the phone has to be significantly cheaper if it’s reaching to be a wise purchase over different android phones. The complete purpose of the YotaPhone 2’s existence is that the second screen on the rear. It uses e-ink technology, which is not backlit like typical LCDs and solely uses power once it refreshes what is on the screen. It’s so implausibly power economical. You will find e-ink screens on Amazon’s Kindles, whose batteries will last up to a month on one charge.

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It’s had an entire style makeover, with higher quality displays for front and back, a better and powerful processor and it makes more efficient use of the e-ink screen. It is released in the market and can be preordered within the kingdom and therefore the remainder of Europe these days to order directly from the company’s web site. It prices £550 in SIM-free mode and unbarred, that rounds on to around $860 or AU$1,025.The YotaPhone 2’s e-ink screen is improved over its previous version both quality wise and functionality wise. It has 960×540-pixel resolution which is far more than 640×360 pixels of the precursor. This helps in making the text look brighter, accurate and a lot clear. It still has issues though. Its biggest drawback is with ghosting which simply means once the screen refreshes what is thereon, a faint trace of the previous screen is left behind. Though YotaPhone aforesaid this can be a bug within the code and can be resolved.

The rear screen can operate in 3 main modes: YotaCover, that acts as a lock screen, displaying pictures from your gallery, a set of 4 homescreens which are similar to Android with widgets for weather, favorite contacts and app icons and a mode wherever it merely shows a similar robot interface you see on the liquid crystal display face.

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The e-ink screen is absolutely touch-enabled unlike the previous version. Thus you will be able to swipe around as you ordinarily would. It is much less responsive as compared to the LCD screen, thus it is not feasible for fast texting or emailing, however it will bring additional practicality to the rear end display. Pressing and holding the home button on the LCD permits you to instantly take a screenshot of whatever’s on screen and display it on the rear panel. It will then sit there till you replace it. It stays even if the phone’s battery dies utterly.

 

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