The world’s first dual-screen smartphone that features electronic paper technology has been launched in Russia.
YotaPhone, produced by Yota Devices, has a high-resolution liquid crystal display (LCD) on one side and an electronic paper display (EPD) designed to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper on the other side, which is always switched on.
The set up allows users to stream information such as messages, notifications and social network updates to the electronic paper display meaning users do not even need to touch the phone to access information.
The EPD makes reading easy even I bright sunshine and any information shown on the there can be saved and will continue to be displayed even if the phone’s battery completely runs out, which the firm says could be useful for boarding passes, maps and a host of other situations.
YotaPhone, based on Google's Android mobile operating system, will be available for 19,990 roubles (£370) in Russian stores against a price of around 29,000 roubles for Apple's iPhone 5c with the same memory, while in Europe and the United Arab Emirates the YotaPhone will be available for 499 euros (£415) and $600 (£370), respectively.