During the China-Russian Expo held today at Harbin, Northern China, Russian smartphone manufacturers Yota Devices teased its latest YotaPhone 3 smartphone that has been in development for quite some time now. The successor to the YotaPhone 2, this new third-generation handset by Yota Devices is expected to come with a dual-display and with two storage variants.
Although the company merely teased the existence of the smartphone, not much was revealed about it. If you’ve been keeping up with the news, YotaPhone 3 was first planned to arrive in 2016, with the collaboration of China’s ZTE, but that obviously did not happen. Now, the company has given another date and this time it might actually materialize.
As far as the specs are concerned, we can expect the new YotaPhone 3 to have the same dual-display feature as its predecessor. The front panel will have a full color display, while a secondary panel at the rear end will have an E ink display.
Not a lot was made known during the expo, but Yota Devices did let us in on the storage variants and prices of the new smartphone. YotaPhone 3 will apparently be available in two internal storage variants: 64 GB and 128 GB. The 63 GB internal storage variant will be priced at US $350, while the 128 GB storage variant will cost US $450.
The new phone will first launch in Asia and then nationwide. There is a big question mark whether the phone will sell in the US seeing how the last model faced production issues and did not make the cut. On the actual release date, we still don’t have confirmed news but a Russian publication did note that the new YotaPhone 3 will launch in September 2017 in China, while pre-orders will begin in Russia in September.