If you’re in the U.S. and you’ve been longing for the dual-screened YotaPhone 2 to make its way stateside, today’s your day.
Yota Devices today launched an Indiegogo campaign for the U.S. launch of the YotaPhone 2, allowing consumers to reserve a phone of their own ahead of the full-on launch this summer. The Indiegogo campaign offers multiple ways to buy the YotaPhone 2, including a $500 limited tier that includes a YotaPhone 2, three-month BookMate subscription, and a bumper case. The MSRP for the YotaPhone 2 is $600, so you can save $100 if you're quick enough to get in on that tier. The phone will be available in black as well as its recently-announced white color option. Buyers can also picked up a Yota Wireless Power Bank for $50.
The Indiegogo campaign is scheduled to run for 60 days, and in all Yota Devices is seeking to raise $50,000 that it’ll use to pay for the certifications and fees that are necessary to get a device onto North American shelves. Yota Devices says that it plans to ship units to Indiegogo backers in "early August" ahead of the YotaPhone 2's full North American launch.
Here’s a quick rundown on what you’ll get if you do decide to reserve yourself a YotaPhone 2:
The YotaPhone 2 is a unique smartphone, but the good news is that it’s actually gotten quite a bit of praise and it’s not just a gimmick that just relies on its dual-screen setup to sell units. The YotaPhone 2’s camera has been cited as a weak point of the phone, but Yota Devices says that the update to Android 5.0 brings improved camera performance and some other goodies, so it’ll be interesting to see how its shooter performs on Lollipop.
Are you going to order a YotaPhone 2?