YotaPhone 2 set to launch late 2014, the second generation planned already

Yota today announced the availability of its YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone, and it already has plans for a follow-up. Vlad Martynov, CEO of Yota Devices, told Pocket-lint that a second-gen version of the 4.3-inch smartphone, possibly dubbed YotaPhone 2, would be coming out in the latter part of 2014.

The second-generation device was mentioned after Pocket-lint asked whether the Amazon Kindle app was supported on the current YotaPhone device, available in the UK from January 2014.

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We were told that the current Kindle app does not have the required feature built into it that allows the user to switch from the main LCD screen to the E Ink screen on the rear.

Martynov would not reveal any further details about the next-generation YotaPhone, but did say compatibility with apps such as the Amazon Kindle is something that would be considered.

The first-generation YotaPhone features a 720 x 1280 pixel LCD main display, 360 x 640 EPD rear display and runs on Android 4.2.2. It packs in a 13-megapixel rear camera, 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 chipset and a 1800mAh battery.