In War of Smartphones, the Russians Are Coming

In a country whose best known contribution to global technology may well be the Kalashnikov rifle, a new mobile-phone company once tied to Russia’s state-run defense corporation hopes it will have as deep an impact on the world’s next generation of smartphones.

Yota Devices is betting on its soon-to-be revealed dual-screen product to break the mold of mobile technology– combining a traditional LCD screen on one side and an electronic-paper display on the other, allowing for seamless information streaming while promising better battery life than the average smartphone.

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