The dual screen smartphone might actually become a reality if Russian manufacturer YotaPhone can pull it off. The company has created a working prototype and if all goes according to plan, they hope to release the device in the Fall of 2013. The smartphone’s hardware places it in the mid-range handset category and it will run Android (potentially 4.2 JellyBean).
The 4.3 inch front screen of the YotaPhone is an LCD with a resolution of 1280×720, while the E-Ink display on the backside has a PPI of 200. Both displays are 4.3 inches and covered by Gorilla Glass. Under the hood lies the dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus running at 1.5 GHz with LTE support, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB unexpandable memory.
On the backside, there’s a 12 megapixel camera and on the front, is a 720p camera for video chats. The entire device weighs only 140 grams and is 10 millimeters thick. Not bad for a smartphone with two displays! The smartphone is equipped with a 2100 mAh battery. The theory behind the dual screen smartphone is that the E-Ink display will save battery when simple tasks like reading or checking the time are necessary and the the LCD display will be used only for operations that must be used with that technology.
YotaPhone is reportedly in talks with U.S. and European carriers outside of Russia about the new smartphone. No one knows yet if the device will make it in Russian let alone in foreign markets.