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Etisalat exclusively introduces dual touch-screen ‘YotaPhone 2’ on attractive smartphone plans

Etisalat announced the exclusive UAE launch of YotaPhone 2, the world’s only dual-screen smartphone, available to customers on competitive prepaid and post-paid plans.

Etisalat’s customers will enjoy a two-month exclusivity to own the device before it hits the market. The revolutionary device will be available across all Etisalat business centres and key retail outlets in the UAE.

Available in black colour, the all-new YotaPhone 2 handset is free on an 18-month contract plan for Dhs250 with 1GB data and 100 flexi minutes or for Dhs400 per month with 10GB data and 300 minutes. Alternatively, prepaid customers can choose to buy the YotaPhone 2 device at Dhs2,999 on 12-month package to get 1 GB monthly data for Dhs99 with the first month free of rental charges. Flexi-minutes can be used for local, international and incoming roaming calls.

This innovative phone has an AMOLED Full HD screen on one side and an e-ink electronic paper display on the other, making it the only dual-screen smartphone in the world. YotaPhone 2 is made by Russian smartphone manufacturer Yota Devices. The 5-inch AMOLED display can be used like a normal Android phone, while the rear 4.7 inch display features ever-present notifications without draining the phone battery. The gently curved E Ink display is readable in direct sunlight and has fun and easy personalization options and 8 Mpix camera provides great photos.

Khaled El Khouly, Chief Marketing Officer at Etisalat, commented, “We are excited to introduce the successor to the popular YotaPhone device which was well received by our trend-setting mobile customers when we launched in earlier this year.”

“At Etisalat, we consciously team up with innovators to bring exclusive opportunities to our customers to own new types of handsets ahead of others in the market. Together with our new value-packed postpaid and prepaid options, and nation-wide mobile network and coverage benefit, this is an amazing deal for our customers,” added ElKhouly.

Etisalat’s fastest LTE network covers 88 per cent of the country’s populated area and will allow YotaPhone 2 LTE smartphone customers to connect to the UAE’s fastest 4G Internet at speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

Vlad Martynov, Chief Executive Officer of Yota Devices, said, “The Middle East is one of the key markets for YotaPhone and it is important for us to expand our strategic focus and market commitment by investing to have a local presence. The company’s Middle East presence shows that we are strongly committed to provide innovation and mobile advancement through the local offering of YotaPhone ahead of other key markets in the world. We believe our technology constitutes an entirely new species of mobile device, not just by integrating a power efficient electronic paper display but by making two screens work in harmony.”