As announced two days back, YotaPhone, the Android smartphone with two displays, is finally available in Malaysia. The device has a regular 4.3” 720p LCD display at the front, and if you turn it around, you’ll be greeted by a 4.3” E-ink display.
The YotaPhone launched in Malaysia today is the first generation variant that packs mid-range specs under its hood. It’s powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built in storage. Other specs include 13MP rear camera, 1800mAh battery, LTE, and Android 4.2.2 out of the box.
But what makes YotaPhone interesting and special isn’t the specs, it lies on the second display at the back that can be used to display virtually anything from your text messages to your pictures, e-books, your boarding ticket, screenshot of Google Maps and more. There are also apps dedicated for the e-ink display like TeachMe, a language and phrase learning app; Organizer; InternetHub, a social media and RSS manager app, and more. On top of that, the SDK is open for developers to create apps to make use of its extra always-on display that is easy to read even under the scorching hot sunlight.
The YotaPhone is available immediately via the official distributor’s online store at http://yota.GlobalLine.my for a retail price of RM1,699. As a special launch day promotion, Global Line is offering two different bundles for you to pick from. The first is Package A whereby you purchase the phone at the retail price of RM1,699, and you will receive Bali travel voucher worth RM699 for free. If you don’t plan on taking a holiday anytime soon, then get an instant discount of RM300 with Package B, so all you need to do is pay RM1,399.
We can’t seem to find how to redeem these freebies on the website (http://yota.GlobalLine.my), but the promotion is real and is valid for today only, 10 October 2014.
Update: If you wish to purchase the YotaPhone for RM1,399, just key in “dualscreen” in the promotion code during checkout.