Showing posts with label YotaPhone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YotaPhone. Show all posts

Saturday, 16 November 2013

YotaPhone with LCD and E-ink screen

The Russian Yota Devices came over a year ago with an novel idea, a Smartphone with not only an LCD screen on the front , but also an E -ink screen on the back . Since then we have heard little about Yota, but the company has certainly not been idle all this time. The YotaPhone is a best addition for this Christmas Eve.

 The YotaPhone is having a 4.3 inch LCD screen with HD resolution (720p) in the front. At the rear is an E -ink screen with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. That second screen is always on and giving you all the notifications such as, missed calls, the weather forecast, reminders and messages.

One advantage is that you do not have to look, so the battery life will be more. Even though your battery is completely dried; the last viewed information still remains visible on the screen. In addition, one more advantage is with the E-ink screens that is visible even in bright sunlight and is perfectly readable in the broad day light. A bit of a shame is that the E-ink screen is not touch screen.

 There is only a capacitive touch- zone below the screen for navigation. The Android 4.2.2 running on YotaPhone and is equipped with a 1.7 GHz dual - core processor, 2GB RAM, a 13 megapixel camera with LED flash, a 1 -megapixel front camera and a battery with a capacity of 1.800mAh. The price offered is not known and the pre order is on the way at their Yota site.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Yotaphone, A Phone with two screens !

The Yotaphone is like all other Smartphone Android 4.3 " until we turn it and we discover the second screen. Device designed by Yota, a subsidiary of the Russian operator Yota, the flip side is Yotaphone Android 4.2 smartphone quite respectable with a 4.3 "of resolution 1280 x 720 px, has a dual processor 1.5-heart GHz and 2 GB of RAM and a 12 MP sensor. But it is lack of microUSB, replaced by a magnetic harbor. Side face, wears a Yotaphone eInk screen 4.3 "200 dpi. A gesture of two fingers to scroll from the top of the main screen duplicates the display on the secondary monitor.

Even if the phone runs out of battery the eInk screen continues to display the information: Yota take the example of Google Maps that is duplicated on the secondary display as a precaution. This screen can also be used for notification of area calls, SMS, tweets and Facebook messages, calendar alerts ... eInk screen low power consumption and avoids having to turn on the main screen: autonomy could be increased 30 to 50% according to the Russian manufacturer. Yota Device provides an API for developers to use the secondary display: a good example is reading apps that transform the Yotaphone a true digital reading light.

 The secondary display is not touch, but it can be controlled using a capacitive strip: it scans to pass a notification to the other if pressed and hold to change the type of notifications. Can therefore be used largely and Yotaphone need not turn on to the main screen. The Yotaphone will be available in the second half in Russia, Yota working with several operators to make it available before the end of the year in other European countries. Final price has not yet been set, but the Russian manufacturer assures us that it will be similar to the devices of the same level range - the eInk screen will therefore not increase the price.