For the past few weeks, there’s been lot of grossing about the Yota3 smartphone after a set of alleged renders depicting the device got leaked out of Russia. After much anticipation, this handset has finally been announced in China today during an official launch event held in the Russian embassy.
Akin to the current YotaPhone 2, the Yota3 will also be coming with a dual-screen design comprising of a LED screen on its front panel as well as a familiar e-ink display on its flip side. So far, this handset is one of the few models in the current market which offers a secondary display other than the recently announced Meizu Pro 7. The overall design of the smartphone lies towards a more rectangular-shaped outlook which shows some close resemblance to the Xiaomi Mi 6 as well as Oppo R11 to name a few.
The Yota3 features a 5.5″ FHD Super AMOLED primary display at the front which has a physical Home button located slightly below it. At the back, there is also a 5.2″ e-ink display which is boasted to be much clearer compared to the current YotaPhone 2.
The device will be arriving in 2 different models with one coming with 64GB internal storage space and another higher-end model with 128GB onboard storage. Aside from the differences in storage space, the rest of the specs for these two models remain similar. This of course include the Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 12 megapixel main snapper (at the back), 13 megapixel front-facing selfie cam, 3,200mAh power plant, as well as Android 7.1.1 Nougat running out of the box.
Its good to know that the device will be available in two color options namely Black and White.
Pricing & Availability
Although the company has yet to reveal the Yota3 pricing, but reports out of China suggest that pricing for the 64GB version could cost 2,398 Yuan for the White model and 2,498 Yuan for the Black model. Likewise, the 128GB version will cost 3,098 Yuan and 3,198 Yuan respectively as well. If nothing goes wrong, the Yota3 could go on sale in China as soon as September next month.