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Here's a phone with screens on BOTH sides

Here's a phone with screens on BOTH sides

What do you think the next generation of smartphone tech will look like? If you're anything like designer of the YotaPhone 2, then you see a phone with screens on not just one side, but both sides.

If you're anything like me, then you're probably saying "Hold on a second there, Kim. Now wouldn't a second screen on a smartphone just drain the battery that much faster?" YotaPhone had an answer for that, too.

Instead of simply throwing a battery-sucking LCD onto the other side of the YotaPhone 2, the designers opted for an e-ink screen instead.

That's right, the same screen that you'll find on e-readers is heading straight for your phone.

You may have heard about the YotaPhone when I mentioned it in a list of upcoming smartphones that were worth the wait. While the YotaPhone 2 is technically available, you'll only find it in Asian and European markets.

E-Ink, the company behind YotaPhone, told a Business Insider correspondent at CES that the company planned to bring the phone stateside.

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It's a cool looking phone, right? There's a catch.

It's not going to be cheap. The YotaPhone 2 retails for about $700. Still, if you want a battery-saving phone with an innovative new screen feature, you can't do much better than the YotaPhone 2.

If you'd rather save a buck and just buy an e-reader with an e-ink screen by yourself, then you might also want to check out my handy comparison chart.

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