According to several reports, the dual-screen Android YotaPhone 2 will be heading to the U.S. this spring. The YotaPhone, if you are not familiar, is easily one of the most interesting Android devices out there. The main selling point of the device is the dual-screen design. The main screen has a 5” AMOLED Full HD 1920×1080 display. The second screen is an always-on, 4.7” Electronic Paper Display, with a 960×540 resolution.
The second, EPS, display allows for way more than simply reading. As the EPS display is incredibly power efficient, it is a great medium through which to handle a lot of tasks without activating the less efficient AMOLED display. Further, the YotaPhone 2 has added more functionality to the EPS screen:
With the first generation YotaPhone, notifications and other important information appear automatically on YotaPhone’s always on display. The next generation YotaPhone allows users to open and respond to these notifications, with just one touch, without having to wake up and activate the color display. Users can immediately respond to mails and SMSs, accept and decline meeting invites and post to social media.1
The only problem with the YotaPhone was its availability. The phone was initially available throughout Europe, and in some Asian markets. That is soon to change. Phone Scoop is reporting that the YotaPhone will soon be launched in the U.S. through an Indiegogo Campaign.2
Should the Indiegogo campaign be a success, the company plans to expand the YotaPhone’s availability into third party retailers like Best Buy. Without any changes, the device is already compatible with both the T-Mobile and AT&T wireless networks. The device will retail somewhere in the neighborhood of $600. Look for the Indiegogo Campaign to launch in the next few months.