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One of the coolest Android handsets ever will finally launch soon

Published Nov 17th, 2014 1:55PM EST
YotaPhone 2 Release Date
Image: Yota Devices

Unveiled initially at MWC 2014 in February, the YotaPhone 2 is not available in stores yet, though the handset appears to have plenty of potential. The successor of the original YotaPhone, the YotaPhone 2 is supposed to offer users access to two touchscreen displays and high-end specs, with Android Central reporting the company has scheduled a special December 3rd event to launch the handset.

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The company posted a teaser image of the dual-screen YotaPhone 2 on Twitter, alongside a short confirmation the phone will be unveiled (again) soon. “#YotaPhone2 will be presented December 3! We will celebrate with a by-invitation only event in London – stay tuned,” the company said.

The main attraction of the handset is the secondary E Ink display, which will offer users up to 50 hours of battery life. But the YotaPhone 2 should have specs on par with most flagship Android handsets as well.

Back at MWC, Yota revealed that the phone will pack a 5-inch Full HD main display, a 4.7-inch qHD E Ink display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 8-megapixel camera, wireless charging, NFC, 2,550 mAh battery and the latest version of Android.

The company also said at the mobile event in Barcelona, Spain that the YotaPhone 2 will be available initially in EMEA markets and Russia, with a launch projected for the fourth quarter of the year. With that in mind, Yota will almost certainly announce pricing details and actual launch dates for this interesting Android handset during its event next month.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.