There are going to be a lot of upcoming phones in 2015 but I am going to highlight two of the smartphones that has caught my attention, PuzzlePhone and Yotaphone 2. 

Puzzlephone , a Project Ara which is initiated by Google in hope to produce an open hardware platform that could cater to 6 billion smartphones users. As the mobile platform advances too fast, the user might face some difficulty when upgrading their phone. Do they need to buy a new phone just to upgrade parts of the phone? If this is a success, it would totally change the future  direction of the production of mobile phones.

It has been announce in the most recent conference that this project will begin the pilot testing in Puerto Rico this year 2015. Google would only provide the frame that could fit in parts and pieces(modules) of the phones like camera, battery ,audio module and so on. The former could costs as little as $50 and more details could available later this year..

On the other hand,Yotaphone 2, an innovative phone that features the dual screen (EInk) that features a more elegant approach in design compared to the previous generation (Yotaphone). A lot of upgrades in terms of the processor, based on 4.4 KitKat , wireless charging support  and higher battery capacity . Please find the summary of the specs on the table below:-

  Yotaphone 2 Yotaphone (Previous Generation)
OS Android 4.4, KitKat Android 4.2.2, Jelly Bean
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz Quadcore Dual Core 1.7GHz, Krait

144.9 x 69.4 x 8.95mm

133.6 x 67 x 9.99mm

Main Screen

5" AMOLED 1920 x 1080, 16M colours, 442ppi, full capacitive touch and Coring Gorilla Glass 3

4.3" 720 x 1280 LCD , 16.7M colours, capacitive multi touch

Second Screen

4.7" 960 x 540 Electronic Paper Display (EPD), 16-level grayscale, full capacitive touch, 235ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 3

4.3" 360 x 640 Electronic Paper Display (EPD), 16-level grayscale, capacitive touch zone below the EPD for gesture controls


GSM/EGPRS 850,900,1800,1900 MHz

WCDMA, DC HSDPA (rel. 8, cat 24)

HSUPA (rel 7, cat 7) bands 1 (diversity), 2 , 5 and 8

LTE (rel 9 , cat 4) bands 3 , 7 and 20, VOLTE

LTE 800/1800/2600 MHz, 

UMTS 900/1800/2100 MHz,

GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz


Main :8MP AF, LED Flash

Front : 2.1 MP

E Main : 13MP AF, LED Flash

Front   : 1MP





Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,

BT v4.0

MicroUSB 2




WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, BT v4.0, GPS w/A-GPS + Glonass

The price is a little bit steep as its only categorized in the mid-range phones. However, if you like to read E-books or other documents like you read in Kindle, this probably could suits you better.



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