As expected, Baoli Yota has finally officially taken the curtains off its latest YotaPhone 3 smartphone. Just like its predecessors, the YotaPhone 3 comes with two displays – a main one at the front, and an e-ink display located at the back. However, it now has a new design that makes it look similar to most smartphones today, as well as upgraded hardware.
The YotaPhone 3 comes with a 5.5” Full HD Super AMOLED display at the front, and a 5.2” E-Ink touch display at the back. On the inside, it has a slightly dated mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. Other specs include 13MP rear camera, 12MP front camera, dual SIM support, fingerprint scanner, USB-C port, 3300mAh battery, and runs on Android Nougat out of the box.
The YotaPhone 3 was first announced back in June 2017 by Baoli Yota themselves. However back then, the company did not unveil any details about the device at all. The YotaPhone 3 will go on sale in mid-September at Chinese retailer JD.com for 4,000RMB – that’s about RM2,570, quite a bit more expensive than the rumoured price of US$350 (about RM1,500).
The original YotaPhone was first announced back in December 2012 and was officially launched a year later in December 2013. The company then showed off its YotaPhone 2 at MWC 2014, which went on sale much later at Indiegogo in May 2015.
(Source: The Verge)