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. Along with this, the phone has a 5.2-inch HD E Ink touchscreen.
When Russian company Yota Devices launched their YotaPhone 2 smartphone, it made headlines not for some expected reasons from a smartphone.
The concept was well-received despite poor execution in the first attempt.
After two iterations of its dual-screen devices, Yota is back with the latest YotaPhone 3.
Russian site Vedomosti also says that the YotaPhone 3 will ship in China this coming September and pre-orders in Russia will start at the same time.
Despite the curiosity and successful crowdfunding campaign, YotaPhone 2 failed to travel to the west for its complications with manufacturing partners.
Not many manufacturers decide to createtruly unique phones anymore. Yota Devices has officially announced the next model, fittingly named the YotaPhone 3, at the China-Russia Expo in Harbin. The new model is being developed by Chinese smartphone brand Coolpad. Reportedly, YotaPhone 3 will go on sale this fall in China, and even it will be possible to buy a modification to 128 GB of internal memory, however, already for $ 450. Engadget reports that rather than a higher-end Snapdragon, the next YotaPhone will come with the mid-range Snapdragon 625. The device will have dual displays, with an E Ink unit in the rear and an AMOLED unit in the front. The other aspects of the smartphone include a 13MP main snapper at its rear with LED flash, 1MP selfie camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and a 1,800mAh battery.