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

Launched in 2014 the Yota Phone 2 was well received but came with an off-putting price tag.               Image YotaPhone

Launched in 2014 the Yota Phone 2 was well received but came with an off-putting price tag. Image YotaPhone

The original YotaPhone, which included an e-ink display on the back side, certainly fits into this category.

The YotaPhone 3 will be featuring a 5.5-inch FHD display along with a 5.2-inch 720p e-ink display.

Unfortunately, the release didn't reveal too much about the device, with not even an official image to tantalize us with (the image above is the YotaPhone 2).

Yotaphone haven't seen first-party availability in Australia, instead relying on imports from the likes of Expansys (and some others).

Well, it turns out the YotaPhone 3 is now official, based on at a trade show in China. Well, the Russian company behind the phone, Yota Devices, has announced it's making a successor called the - wait for it - YotaPhone 3. YotaPhone 3 will be available in two variants - with 64 GB of storage for $350, and with 128 GB for $450. It was originally slated to arrive in mid-2016, but was pushed back to 2017 to straighten out financial and technical concerns. The India availability of the smartphone is unknown, but the report states that it will be available in Russian Federation and China this fall.

The biggest question YotaPhone fans are left with is if the third-generation device will actually make it to the US this year.

The lower price of the next YotaPhone may be explained by the system-on-chip of choice. There is also the confirmation that the front screen display will be in full colors while the rear display would be the same e-ink display.

Talking about some key specifications, the report further highlights that the smartphone will come 4GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual flash, 13-megapixel front-facing camera, 3200mAh battery and a USB Type-C port.

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