After two iterations of its dual-screen devices, Yota is back with the latest YotaPhone 3. The USP of the smartphone is the E-ink display at the back that will double up as a notification centre or a display for your e-books. The YotaPhone 2 was announced in the U.S but it’s most likely that the YotaPhone 3 will not make it to the U.S, in fact, it is quite possible that the phone will be restricted to the Chinese and the Russian markets. The YotaPhone 3 has been announced at the China-Russia Expo in Harbin and the 64GB variant is said to cost $350 while the 128GB variant will sell at $450.
That being said Yota has been tight-lipped about the launch and the details are scarce in nature. 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. The preorders in Russia is also expected to begin at the same time.
The YotaPhone 3 will be featuring a 5.5-inch FHD display along with a 5.2-inch 720p e-ink display. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 paired with 4GB of RAM. Imaging features on the YotaPhone 3 include the 12-Megapixel primary sensor with dual flash along with the 13-megapixel secondary sensor. Backing the device is a 3,200mAh battery along with a USB Type-C.
As of now, the specs look alright considering the fact that the YotaPhone 3 is a mid-range smartphone but by the time its released in October or November the chances are that the hardware is near obsolete. Yota is currently in turmoil as its deal with Baoli went soar, the company had earlier agreed to buy a 64.9-percent stake in Yota but later settled for a much lesser 30-percent. 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. If you happen to fancy an e-ink display on your smartphone then the YotaPhone is probably the only thing that’s going on for you.