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The Next Yota Dual-Screen E-Ink Phone Will Make It to the U.S.

Jamie Condliffe, Gawker Media

The Next Yota Dual-Screen E-Ink Phone Will Make It to the U.S.

This particularly sleek-looking, dual-screened Android is the second iteration of the Russian Yota Phone-and, unlike its predecessor, it will actually arrive on U.S. shores.

The next generation YotaPhone won't be available until the end of the year. But when it does arrive, it will be rather better than the current offering: a quad-core processor rather a single, a larger primary HD display, and a far bigger battery. Best of all, though, the new curved e-ink pane on the rear of the device will be fully touch sensitive. Here are the full specs:

Of course, not everyone's convinced by a secondary display on the back of a phone, but those who are should be delighted by this news. The all-touch e-ink display means that users will be able to interact with the phone without using the power-sapping color display-at least for light work like sending text messages-which should really help conserve battery life. In fact, using just that rear screen should furnish you with 58-68 hours of phone use, according to Yota Devices. That's pretty impressive.

There's currently no official word on pricing, but the older phone currently retails in Russia and select European countries for around $680. Whether two screens are worth that kind of money is up to you. [TechCrunch]

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Smartphones that made the headlines in July

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  • Busy July
  • OnePlus 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i
  • Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)
  • Sony Xperia Z3+:
  • Moto X Style
  • Moto X Play
  • Yu Yureka Plus
  • Micromax Canvas Express 2
  • Busy July
  • OnePlus 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i
  • Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)
  • Sony Xperia Z3+:
  • Moto X Style
  • Moto X Play
  • Yu Yureka Plus
  • Micromax Canvas Express 2
Busy July

The second half of every year is usually not considered to be very busy as far as smartphone announcements are concerned, but that notion is quickly changing. Apple’s iPhones and the Samsung Galaxy Note range were the only notable flagship offerings that would break cover during the second half of the year, but from this year we have the OnePlus 2, while Motorola also releases its flagships in the second half of the year. This month in particular has been very busy with the arrival of the OnePlus 2, the Moto X Style, Moto X Play and the Moto G. Regional player YU also released the Yureka Plus this month, so we have seen a myriad of handsets in July. At the same time, we have also seen some existing handsets making the headlines this month for the wrong reasons, so we have a look at them all.
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