YotaPhone 2, the world’s first smartphone with two screens, officially introduced in China. The device supports local LTE frequency and has a collection of the most popular applications and social networks, services, localized and optimized for the second display device.
YotaPhone 2 is sold exclusively through the Internet-shops of China. The price of the device on the electronic trading platform TMall is 4888 yuan (about 38 700 rubles at the current exchange rate), which is comparable with the cost of iPhone 6. In Russia, the YotaPhone 2 is available at 40 and 43 thousand (black and white versions, respectively).
This startup Yota Devices marks an important next step in Russian-Chinese partnership. Established in March, a joint venture between Yota and the Chinese company JieLan LTD will promote, sell and provide customer support services for users of the YotaPhone 2 in the Chinese market.
For China available in a special version of the smartphone that support local LTE frequency. This version also includes a preinstalled package the most popular local apps and social networks, localized and adapted to the second screen, including apps for reading iReader, Wechat messenger, social network Sina Weido, and others.
The output of Yota Devices in the Chinese market has become part of the planned international expansion. The end of the year, the company promises to start selling the YotaPhone 2 in all the major markets.
Yota Devices is a developer of smartphones YotaPhone, established in 2011. Its shareholders are the Fund Telconet Capital (74,9%) and rostec (25.1 percent).