YotaPhone UK release date will be held ‘in two weeks’
The YotaPhone UK release date has been confirmed, with the Russian manufacturer announcing the dual-screen phone will hit British shores next month.
Having launched in a number of European countries back in December, the Android powered smartphone, which features an integrated E-ink display on its rear, will hit the UK for the first time “in two weeks,” the company’s COO has told us.
Speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews during MWC 2014, Lau Geckler, Yota’s Chief Operating Officer stated: “In two weeks’ time it will be available in the UK via our web shop.”
Although Geckler was unable to give an exact date on which the phone will hit UK shores, his week-long window should see the innovative handset hit British shores between March 10 and March 14.
Confirming further details on the E-ink screen packing phone, Geckler confirmed that the YotaPhone price has been set at £415 for the UK. The handset costs €499 (£409) in European markets.
At present YotaPhone is available in Germany, Spain, Austria, France and Yota’s native Russia.
Although the innovative handset is not currently available in the UK, Geckler has claimed the company has already seen high interest levels from us Brits.
“We actually already have a lot of UK consumers who have bought the phone through the international web shops but of course they are not getting the UK charger,” he told us.
Despite none of the UK’s high street retailers having yet signed up to stock the YotaPhone, Geckler remains confident the company is on the right path.
“All the large operators, including the UK ones have a long cycle,” he said. “It takes time but it will happen. The dialogues are very encouraging but we just have to be patient.”
With the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean powered handset sporting a standard 4.3-inch 720p HD display, the YotaPhone’s party piece can be found around back where a 4.3-inch E-ink display is located. Running a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, the YotaPhone specs sheet is further enhanced by 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel primary camera.
Earlier this week Yota Devices announced a second-generation YotaPhone, with the E-Ink rear panel adding its own touch capabilities.