The first-generation YotaPhone has finally arrived in the Indian market and has been priced at Rs. 23,499. The dual-display YotaPhone will go on sale exclusively via Flipkart
starting Friday in India.
The online partner of Yota Devices for the Indian market had accidentally revealed the launch earlier this month. Notably, Jumbo Electronics, a retailer and distributor in the UAE, has partnered with Flipkart to launch the dual-screen smartphone YotaPhone in India.
Yota Devices has launched two smartphones thus far. The first generation YotaPhone was unveiled at CES last year though it started shipping only by December 2013. The company upgraded its original dual-screen smartphone at MWC with the next-generation YotaPhone.
The first-generation YotaPhone features a 4.3-inch HD display; 4.3-inch E-Ink display with 360x640 pixels resolution; 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, and is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Other specifications include 2GB of RAM; 32GB inbuilt storage; a 13-megapixel rear camera; a 1-megapixel front camera, and a 1800mAh battery.
Commenting on the launch, Abdul Karim Sawan, Vice President for Yota Devices - Middle East and India said, "YotaPhone features an electronic paper display that would work as a second screen, making it possible to deliver an array of new and improved user experiences. It combines a smartphone and e-reader into one device for those who enjoy reading on-the-go even in the brightest sunlight. You can save images and information on the second screen, and it stays there, even if you lose battery power. You can save anything on the always-on display from a map to a boarding pass. Information, like a missed call or meeting reminder, stays on the always-on screen until it is no longer needed."Note: An earlier version of this story had incorrectly mentioned that YotaPhone 2 is being launched in India. The error is regretted.