Smartphone With E-Ink Second Screen Introduced
Posted: December 4, 2013 by Alex Chan
A Russian mobile manufacturer named Yota presented a smartphone with an e-ink second screen earlier today. Hoping to make a true revolution in phone-making industry, the device will offer a two-screen experience at once, with the use of an LCD and an e-ink display.
The traditional LCD display is on the front of the phone, whereas the e-ink (or electronic ink) screen comes on the back. The latter, which is a display technology designed to imitate the way ordinary ink appears on paper, lets users view info in real time while eating up very little power in the process.
The LCD screen is meant for general usage, while the e-ink screen gives you constant display of an image, just like Amazon's Kindle e-reader for example. Using a button on the upper right corner of a user's customized apps interface, the image will be transferred from the front to the rear screen. Once the image is there, it remains in place even if the phone runs out of battery.
The YotaPhone is ideal for people who enjoy activities such as: reading books, peeking at cooking or driving instructions, or reading maps while trying not to get lost. It is especially appealing to users who are annoyed with poor battery life.
This smartphone features a pretty standard Android experience, with a curved 4.3-inch display, 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
The first to get a hold of this smartphone is the European market, for a price of $675.