YotaPhone 2 could be on its way to T-Mobile [Rumor]


At CES in Las Vegas just last week, the YotaPhone 2 drew a lot of attention. Its unique two-screen design is building its own hype. And – at the moment – the device isn’t available to buy in the States. But that will change. The manufacturers chief stated that the second generation YotaPhone would be sold through a U.S. carrier at some point in the near future. He didn’t say which carrier. But if a report by Android Authority is anything to go by, T-Mobile could be the company’s chosen partner in the U.S.

The site’s sources claim that it will be available at some point in March/April. Despite the publication’s confidence in their source’s information, the writer advises not to treat this intel as guaranteed. A lot could change between now and when the intended launch is supposed to take place.

We don’t have any pricing yet for the U.S. launch. Pricing globally reflects that of a flagship device, and will more than likely follow the same strategy in the States.

Apart from the innovative rear e-paper touchscreen the YotaPhone 2 also features a 5-inch 1920x1080p AMOLED display on the front. It also has an 8MP camera on the back, a 2.1MP front-facing camera and a 2,500mAh battery all packed in to a device that’s 8.95mm thin. To power it, there’s a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, plus wireless charging.

Source: Android Authority

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  • VicRooLoo

    I imagine the day when you can have a non-bulky e-ink display on a cover or case.

    Or even better, a dual e-ink and LED display. Imagine the battery life.

    • Romdude

      There is one, check kickstarter.

      • VicRooLoo

        But its bulky…

        • Romdude

          True, which is why I prefer the Yota2 but it’s an alternative.

  • Deadeye37

    I think the e-ink back display is really cool. It would definitely help with battery usage when you just have to peek at a text or email. With specs like it has, though, I hope they’re not trying to sell it for $700, because that would be the death knell for this phone.

    • vrm

      actually, it could replace a good e-book reader (and be a phone when you want).

      • Oleg O.

        The screen is too small for that.

        • Romdude

          Seems fine to some of us.

    • Jay Holm

      All phones need to knock it off with these outrageously high prices! Stick to $500.

  • dtam

    if it comes, it would be nice if had support for band 12…just saying

  • Matt Pankey

    But no Flex 2.

    • Bklynman

      It is coming furry one,tell your owner to Google it.
      Suppose to come out between now and April.

      • Matt Pankey

        Not for T-Mobile and the red is exclusive to Sprint. That’s the info that was made available at CES.

        • Bklynman

          That sinks, I was looking forward to get it too. Oh well,T mobile, does it again.

        • Matt Pankey

          Well, it could still happen. They just didn’t say anything about it at CES.

  • pseudoswede

    Wireless charging FTW. If it’s priced reasonably, I’m a buyer.

    • pseudoswede

      Yikes. Currently priced $850 in Europe. I’d only be in at half of the price. Now I’m hoping ZenFone2 will have wireless charging capabilities.

    • Jay Holm

      IMO, wireless charging still has a ways to go before it is a technology that I would care about.

  • DStudio

    I hope the lock works reliably on the back. I’d hate to have buttons constantly get pushed just holding the phone!

  • Mike

    It does look like a cool phone. Love the 2 screen approach. Nice to see e-paper being used in this way. Prices in Europe suggest it’s going to be very pricy.

    • Romdude

      At least it was mentioned it will cost less. I just hope it is mainstream flagship prices, then I’ll jump to it.

  • steveb944

    I hope this holds true as I really like this device. It’ll be the one to get me back on T-Mobile retail store hardware.

  • chris

    I can see T-Mobile probably being the only US company to offer this since they don’t subsidize. If it has WiFi calling built in and Band 12 I might be willing to go with a $25-30 payment with $0 down. I wonder though how hard it would be to make a back cover for a Note that has an eink display?

    • Romdude

      There is a kickstarter campaign that puts a kind of an e-ink on the cover of one. I forgot the name.

  • gmo8492

    This would probably put T-mobile’s “underground” section of their website to good use. Heard OnePlus may start making the push to sell their phone through U.S. carriers in 2016. Seems like a good way to drum up business for hard to get devices.

    • Romdude

      That’s the main drawback for OnePlus for me, it’s the support and repair. If it’s in one of the carriers, then it’s good to go. I like the fact that I can swap my phone for a fixed phone if it ever develops a problem.

  • I missed the Yote phone at CES? I couldn’t find Asus either. Place is too damn big.

  • Bob

    If you want a really good and awesome phone, check out the V2 (V squared) from Saygus. That was the show stopper at CES!

    • Romdude

      Thanks for that I don’t about a show stopper but I’m adding it to my three choices so far for my next phone if it ever becomes available for the 4 carriers. This has a good battery but the yota2 can hit 5 days. i do like the OIS on both 13 front and 21 rear cameras and removable battery. Dual micro sd slot is overkill, I hardly use all of my 32 gb now.