Kyocera Communications and Sprint have officially announced the new groundbreaking Kyocera Echo, which the companies claim as the first dual-touchscreen Android-powered smartphone that features a pair of large 3.5-inch WVGA touch screens connected by an innovative pivot hinge, aiming for an endless possibilities on how the device can be used. The smartphone can operate independently for performing 2 tasks at once or combined screens for an oversized 4.7″ display.

Key features and specs of Kyocera Echo:

  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and 720p HD video capture
  • Dual 3.5″ touchscreen displays exploring unlimited possibilities
    1. Single-Screen Mode performs as same as a single-screen smartphone
    2. Optimized Mode runs a single application with enhanced usability on 2 collaborating displays such as VueQue, Browser and Gallery
    3. Simul-Task Mode allows for running 2 of the seven core apps simultaneously
    4. Tablet Mode expands your horizons by viewing 1 app on a full, ultra-large 4.7-inch viewing area – combination of both displays
  • Full HTML Web browser complemeneted with Google Search
  • Bundled with a 8GB microSD memory card

“Sprint is proud to boast the most powerful Android portfolio available today and Echo adds to that legacy with industry-leading technology that will change the way our customers use smartphones,” commented Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint. “Today’s busy schedules often demand that we do at least two things at once. Kyocera Echo is the first device that allows us to do a different task on each of two screens while also providing a tablet-like, larger screen experience that easily fits in a pocket when closed.”

The new stunning Kyocera Echo dual-touchscreen Android 2.2-powered smartphone which measures 115.0 x 56.5 x 17.2 mm and weighs 193 grams is slated to hit Sprint stores this Spring for $199.99, after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new 2-year service contract.

Watch the demo video of Kyocera Echo below: