YotaPhone 2 isn’t headed to North America after all

Owing to complications involved in the manufacturing process of the YotaPhone 2, its makers have decided against bringing the dual display handset into the North American market. This comes despite the Russian company having gone through a successful crowd-funding program on Indiegogo recently.

Now that we know that YotaPhone 2 will not be headed to the North American region, the question that remains is how will those who backed its Indiegogo campaign be compensated. The firm has decided to provide them with two options.

They can either opt to purchase the international version of the device or get a complete refund. Choosing the former option will mean that LTE speeds will not be accessible through those YotaPhone 2 units, and backers will only get to choose between GSM operators like T-Mobile and AT&T.

YotaPhone 2

In case you choose a refund, your entire contribution as well as the shipping amount will be returned back to you. Money won’t directly be transferred to your credit card accounts though, as Indiegogo is no longer handling the finances. Yotaphone 2 backers from the US will get their reimbursements issued directly to them.

Here’s a neat look at all the key specs of the YotaPhone 2 handset:

– Displays: 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED/4.7-inch E Ink
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat (upgradable to Lollipop)
– Memory: 2G RAM, 32GB storage
– CPU: 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800
– Cameras: 2.1MP front, 8MP rear
– Battery: 2500mAh

YotaPhone 2 Side

The YotaPhone 2 is built on the concept of having a smartphone and an e-reader incorporated into a single device. It hence grabs a usual display on one side and an E Ink panel on the other, allowing users to seamlessly transition from employing the usual functions of their phones to reading books or content on the go.