The first Russian smartphone will be available later this November

The first smartphone developed in Russia, YotaPhone, will be on sale in November, the Vedomosti newspaper reports.

The first smartphone developed in Russia, YotaPhone, will be on sale in November, the Vedomosti newspaper reports.

Now the company Yota Devices is negotiating sales with the largest Russian retailers such as Euroset and Svyaznoy. Major telephone operators MegaFon and MTS are also involved. However, retailers have so far not shown support for the device and are not willing to buy it in large quantities at once.

Think back to 2012 when YotaPhone presented it’s smartphone. The device was equipped with two screens - one traditional and the other in black and white, based on electronic paper technology. It consumes a fraction of the energy and constantly saves the image on the screen.

The smartphone's design was developed in Russia with the parts being imported from abroad and constructed by Singapore manufacturer Hi-P (ODM), who are also engaged in the production of other devices for Yota Devices.

The price of a new YotaPhone in Russia will amount to about $600. Thus, the smart phone will be cheaper than flagship models produce by Samsung and Apple. Last week, Yota Devices told application developers of the Android operating system that their operating system can work on both screens at once.

Based on materials from Vedomosti.

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