The YotaPhone has been the most outrageous smartphone concept the mobile device segment has seen. Developed by Yota Devices, the YotaPhone essentially doubles up on the value proposition offered by the conventional smartphone by adding another display at the rear. What’s more, the rear display is based on e-ink technology, which ensures the extra display has the least impact on the battery. No wonder, the YotaPhone has gone on to be determined the “Best of CES 2013” and could well repeat the feat at the MWC as well.
Of course, it wasn’t just a fancy idea on the part of the designers to put in place a second e-ink display on the rear of the smartphone that already has a LCD screen. Yota Devices designed a phone with a secondary e-ink display that can mirror what the LCD screen is showing or provide up-to-date information of the phone’s status. This way, the phone circumvents the usual battery drain of turning on the LCD display of their smartphones to check emails, messages, or the status of various apps, through the low power secondary display. E-ink displays can also hold on to a display without draining the battery, which is a nice feature and can be used to catch up with reading or displaying a map on the back of the smartphone.