The earlier versions of the YotaPhone also created a bit of a stir with the unusual provision of an e-ink display in the rear panel of the phone apart from the regular display in the front. The first YotaPhone found a decent amount of interest in 2012, followed by the YotaPhone 2 with improved specifications and build.
The YotaPhone 3 has apparently been announced at a conference in Northern China. It's said that the YotaPhone 3 will be available in 64GB and 128GB flavors with a price tag of $350 and $450 respectively.
It's been more than three years since the intriguing e-ink display based YotaPhone 2 was unveiled but it's finally looking like the company is ready to release its successor at some point this year.
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. Yota Devices is expected to announce more details around the smartphone later this summer. The new model is being developed by Chinese smartphone brand Coolpad. One source reports that the phone will ship in China in September, and pre-orders in Russian Federation will start around that time.
YotaPhone 3 has been announced in China, and it will likely to arrive later in the year. Yotaphone had a party trick up its sleeve, or rather, on its back. According to the spec sheet provided to Engadget, the Yota3 will come with 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display on the front and a 5.2-inch 720p E-Ink touchscreen on the back.
It has a fingerprint sensor on the front, 4GB RAM, dual SIM slots, a 12-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel front camera, a 3,200mAh battery and USB-C port but no 3.5 mm headphone jack.