YotaPhone 3 officially confirmed, likely to arrive later this year

Audrey Hill
June 20, 2017

YotaPhone is the first smartphone to offer a dual screen with an e-ink display and its pretty much the only phone to do it on such a scale. It shipped with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, an 8MP rear camera, and a Full HD AMOLED display that measured 5 inches. Yota Devices has a poor track record with making its devices available in the States - it killed the release of the YotaPhone 2 after a launching a crowdfunding campaign to bring it to the US. A model with 64GB storage will cost about $350, while a 128GB model will cost $450. However, the brand skipped YotaPhone 2.

Though the real objective of providing this dual display is not clear, it does provide that novelty aspect to a phone, that too from a Russian manufacturer.

The odd dual-screen device called the YotaPhone 3 has been officially announced in the East Asian country of China for 2017 release.

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According to Vedomosti, the YotaPhone 3 will launch in China in September and at some point afterwards in Russian Federation. The announcement was made at the China-Russia Expo on Friday. The report claims that the YotaPhone 3 will be released in Russian Federation and China this fall.

The lower price of the next YotaPhone may be explained by the system-on-chip of choice. YotaPhone 3 will remain true to its tradition and feature a normal colour display on one side and an e-ink display on another and will start shipping in China by September. It will have a hybrid dual-SIM slot along with a 12MP rear camera with dual flash, a 13MP front camera, a 3200mAh battery and a USB-C port which also does audio output.

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