Techies beware: a new gadget is expected to cause clamour in the tech market with its unique dual-sided screen feature, the YotaPhone. Yota Devices, a Russian telecom, announced its first dual sided screen smartphone, which also features a 12 MP camera and runs on an Android OS.

Specifications and Features

Weighing 4.9 ounces, the Yotaphone has two 4.3 inches screens. On one side, higher resolution of LCD screen and on the other side with E-ink display. The android 4.2 OS supports thousands of applications available in the market, which makes it equally interesting with other Android-operated handsets.

Aside from that, it works on Snapdragon S4 processor, like other high-end smartphones like the Windows Phone 8. Moreover, the 12 megapixel camera makes the YotaPhone superior to some of the most popular handsets today, including Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S3. The phone comes in 64GB and 32GB storage capacities with 2 GB RAM.


There are so many advantages with YotaPhone. The first one is the embedded E-ink display feature, which is good for battery conservation and lesser eye strains. The LCD screen also enhances the colour display of objects from the E-ink screen just by flipping the phone to make the photo appear on the other side. Moreover, this smartphone features capacitive touchscreens that respond to the even very light touch. Its top-of-the-line camera is, of course, another very enticing feature.

Pricing and Launch

YotaPhone is set to be launched on the 3rd quarter of 2013 and expected to cost around $400 to $500, according to sources. If the price would really fall within the given range, it would probably be the best handset of its price.

was based during the colonial period in Singapore when it was under the British rule; and what better place to shoot the movie than the place in which it was set. But the movie which brought Singapore to the limelight as one of the happening places to shoot Hollywood movies was Saint Jack. Based on the novel by the same name by Paul Theroux, it is directed by American Peter Bogdanovich depicting the life of a pimp in Singapore. However some of the places where the movie was shot like the Empress Place hawker centre is now no more and was demolished a few years after the completion of the movie.

Movies like King Rat and Paradise Road belong to the genre of war movies which was based on the aftermath of the Second World War. King Rat talks of the plight of the prisoners of war who were of European origin and were held in the prison camps of Malaysia, in the middle of the tropical forests braving the incessant rain, mosquitoes and other tropical diseases. Singapore offered the perfect setting because of the similarity in geographical features and climatic conditions of the other Southeast Asian countries which were not accessible to the Hollywood production houses. With a subtropical rainforest climate with high humidity and abundant amount of rainfall, it was not difficult for the film makers to convince the viewers back home that the forests of Singapore were not the forests of Vietnam, Malaysia or Sumatra. Movies like Rogue Trader highlight the metropolitan life of Singapore and what the city has to offer to the high society people – gambling, the vibrant night life and the suave culture.

It is no doubt that Singapore has established itself as a major centre of attraction for Hollywood biggies and in the years to come by it is just going to get more popular with a steady increase in the demand for movies which brags of exotic scenery.