Yotaphone 2 smartphone with the particularity of including a 4.7″ E-Ink display on the back on top of the front 5″ AMOLED display was first introduced at the end of 2014 in Russia, before being offered on Indiegogo for $525 in May of last year. This morning I got an email from Tinydeal claiming they sell Yotaphone 2 for $149.99 including shipping with coupon 149YOTAP (with Tinydeal app only), or $159.99 without coupon. Bear in mind that it is a pre-sale with delivering starting only on August 31st.
Here’s a reminder of the technical specifications for the phone:
- SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core Krait processor @ 2.2 GHz with Adreno GPU
- System Memory – 2GB RAM
- Storage – 32GB eMMC
- Front – 5″ AMOLED touch screen, 1920×1080 resolution,16M colors, 442ppi, with Corning Gorilla glass 3.
- Rear – 4.7” e-Paper display, 960×540 resolution, 16-level gray scale, 235ppi, with Corning Gorilla glass 3.
- Audio – 3.5mm AV connector, FM radio
- Camera – 8MP rear camera with AF & LED flash, 2.1 MP front-facing camera
- Cellular Connectivity
- GSM/EGPRS 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
- WCDMA, DC HSDPA (rel. 8, cat. 24)
- HSUPA (rel. 7, cat 7) bands 1 (diversity), 2, 5 and 8
- LTE (rel. 9, cat 4) bands 3, 7 and 20, VoLTE
- Wireless connectivity – WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (VHT20, MSC 8), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC , A-GPS + GLONASS
- USB – MicroUSB 2.0 (SlimPort)
- Sensors – Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
- Battery – 2500mAh with wireless charging, Quick Charge 2.0 support
- Battery life
- Good for up to 48 hours with YoTaEnergy mode;
- 16 to 17 days in stand-by mode (2G, 3G or 4G);
- Up to 41.8 hours 2G calls, Up to 13.7 hours Skype audio call over LTE, up to 1.8 hours Skype video call over LTE;
- Up to 109.3 hours reading with Yota Reader on e-Ink screen with 3G active
- Up to 5.5 to 5.8 hours watching video over WiFi or LTE; 9 hours for local video playback
- Up to 92 hours audio playback with headset; up to 62.4 hours with speakers
- Dimensions – 144.9 x 69.4 x 8.95 mm
- Weight – 145 grams
Price is quite amazing since shops on Aliexpress ask for $300 or more, and on Amazon prices range between $300 and $400+. So I don’t know if it is a mistake, or they simply have getting rid of somebody’s stock…
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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