YotaPhone was one of the most high-profile devices at MWC this year. Yota Devices, the company responsible for the YotaPhone, made headlines in December when it announced the first generation of the device. Now, just three months later, the company is already introducing the next generation. Although announced so soon after the original, YotaPhone 2 is a quite different device. It adds capacitive touch to the rear display, and ditches some of the features that puzzled us with the first iteration, namely the lack of home, back, and task switcher keys, and bizarre camera placement.
Yota Devices says the changes are based on feedback from many different sources. Speaking about the unveiling of the second YotaPhone, Yota Devices CEO Vlad Martynov said: "The Android community, along with our partners, suppliers and retailers, love our dual-screen, always-on concept and have many great suggestions for taking it to the next level." The YotaPhone 2 won't be out until the fourth quarter of this year, so anyone hoping to buy one will have to wait a while, or make do with the old version.
Besides the product’s obvious uniqueness, the smarter design of the next generation YotaPhone was a direct result of a company incorporating community feedback, and so the YotaPhone 2 receives our final Best Of MWC 2014 award.
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