YotaPhone 3 will arrive later this year and start at $350

Priced at Rs. 23,499, the YotaPhone features a 4.3-inch HD LED 720p display and a 4.3-inch E-Ink display with a resolution of 640x360 pixel at the front and back respectively. After the YotaPhone and the YotaPhone 2, now it is speculated that the YotaPhone 3 is on the way and the projected launch date is September 2017.

The concept was well-received despite poor execution in the first attempt. 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.

The YotaPhone 2 was released way back in 2014 and made its way to a few markets across the world.

Incidentally not much by way of the detailed specifications and features of the new phone has been revealed.

YotaPhone's Facebook page suggests the company is also struggling with customer support issues.

Though the real goal of providing this dual display is not clear, it does provide that novelty aspect to a phone, that too from a Russian manufacturer. The new model is being developed by Chinese smartphone brand Coolpad.

The phone will ship in China in September, apparently, and in Russian Federation some time after that. Engadget reports that rather than a higher-end Snapdragon, the next YotaPhone will come with the mid-range Snapdragon 625. The major highlight of the device is the E-ink display at the rear panel of the smartphone, while at the front, there will be an AMOLED screen.

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.

  • Essie Rivera