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Dual Screen SmartPhone From YotaPhone

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I know what most people’s reaction is when the hear of a dual screen smartphone, but I was able to play with them at CES this year and once you get one in your hand it makes much more sense. YotaPhone is building a smartphone with a standard screen on one side, and an e-ink display on the back.

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The e-ink display serves a number of purposes and ends up looking and working well.  For the majority of people the best part of having an e-ink display on the back is that it uses a fraction of the power of a normal display.  Most of the time when people turn on the screen on their phones they do it simply to see if they have new email, or check on the time.  The e-ink display can show this information without the heavy drain on the battery.  Not only that, but with now extra power consumption it can always be on so that you don’t have to swipe, or push a button to wake the phone.

Beyond this many people find reading on e-ink to be easier on the eyes. I personally read on my Kindle every day, and only very rarely use the Kindle app on my iPad. I just wrote a post on how after purchasing my Note 4 I now very rarely use my iPad for anything. If my phablet had an e-ink display on the back it’s very likely I’d give up my Kindle too.

Overall the dual screen smartphone really is something that you have to play with to fully grasp.  The versions I was able to demo at CES looked good, and worked well. My only real question with this concept is why the major manufacturers haven’t already stollen the idea.

You can find out more about the YotaPhone on their website:


Eli Etherton

I am Eli "the Computer Guy" and have been in the tech industry for approx. 20 years doing all kinds of odd projects. I started as an electronics tech in the US Army, worked in corporate IT during the IT Boom, was an individual consultant and grew my tech shop to have numerous full time employees and supported small business clients with computer repair/ server maintenance/ web development/ surveillance systems/ telephone systems until the great recession. After that I started creating video training on all the topics I know and now have a YouTube Channel with over 500K subscribers. I am the founder of and my plan is to create a tech "news" site that I would actually find useful if I was still in the server room.

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