We have known for a while now that YotaPhone is bringing its latest handset to the United States and for that purpose it is going to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The campaign has gone live today and it’s off to a very good start, so much so that it has shattered its funding goal of $50,000 in just under three hours. YotaPhone 2 has been available in other markets since early last year but for its U.S. launch the company is relying upon a crowdfunding campaign.
Many will find it to be a curious device given that it has a dual-screen AMOLED and e-ink display on the front and back. Apart from the 5 inch Full HD AMOLED and 4.7 inch 960×540 e-ink displays, the handset has a Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM, 32GB storage and an 8 megapixel rear camera.
The interesting thing is though that while this campaign was believed to be only for the U.S. launch, the Indiegogo campaign page makes it quite clear that the company is going to ship units to backers from virtually anywhere in the world, so it can be perceived as part of a broader global launch.
Those who are interested in purchasing one will have to pledge under $500 to get one YotaPhone 2 unit which is going to be delivered by August 2015.