Back in 2012, we reported on a certain Russian handset by the name of YotaPhone. The device was expected to start shipping in December and sure enough it has. The company has announced that the handset will be made available starting today and can be purchased in countries such as Austria, France, Spain, Germany, and obviously Russia. We’re not sure if it will be making its way stateside, but Yota expects that by the end of the first quarter of 2014, it will be available in 20 markets in total, and cover regions such as CIS, Europe, and the Middle East. The YotaPhone will be priced at €499 (which is around $680).
For those hearing about the YotaPhone for the first time, the handset is a rather interesting handset. Instead of merely being your typical Android handset, the YotaPhone is an Android powered handset with dual displays, one on the front and one on the back, with the display on the back being a 4.3” EPD grayscale display with a resolution of 360×640 which can be used to display secondary information. The front display is a 4.3” LCD display and will sport a HD display with a resolution of 720×1280. It will be powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, and a 13MP main camera, a 1,800mAh battery and 4G LTE connectivity.