Manufacturer of the first Russian smartphone, Yota Devices has announced reduction in the prices of smartphones with two screens from 1 June 15-16%. YotaPhone 2, the black housing fell by 6 000 to 33 990 rubles, white – 7 000 rubles, up to 35 990 rubles.
To buy a unit at a reduced price will be until July 1. Similar actions recently launched in other countries. A source familiar with the situation in Yota Devices, said that reducing the cost of gadgets in the Russian market became possible after the strengthening of the ruble.
The price of the YotaPhone 2 on the official website has already changed. Now Russian smartphone can be purchased at a discount.
Founded in 2011, Yota Devices, produces modems, routers and smartphones YotaPhone. Their feature is the presence of two screens, one of which is black and white, created by the technology of electronic ink (E-ink) and is always enabled.
During the six months since the release of the YotaPhone 2, the company sold 35,000 units. According to the CEO of Yota Devices, the result Yota Devices cannot be compared with the world’s largest brands. “YotaPhone 2 is a fairly new product with no history, and Yota Devices is actually a startup,” said the company.
Currently, Yota Devices is developing a tablet and electronic books on the basis of their technology. Additional details were not disclosed.
Yesterday Sergey Chemezov, CEO of rostec, said that the Russian intelligence services will have direct access to information on the YotaPhone. “We have no right otherwise to sell on the market the phones, otherwise it will use the terrorists, the criminals,” he said.