Russian smartphone maker Yota has confirmed that it will be releasing the YotaPhone 3 later this year at $350. The handset was first teased in April this year.
Two variants of the YotaPhone 3 will be available: 64GB and 128GB. The 64GB variant is the one that is going to cost $350. If you wish to get the 128GB variant, be prepared to shell out $450. However, the company hasn’t revealed any key specifications of the smartphone, so we do not know if the amount of storage onboard will be the only differentiating factor between the 64GB and 128GB models. According to Engadget, the smartphone is going to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, paired with 4GB of RAM. On the front, the “Yota3” will feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution. At the back, the handset will come equipped with a 5.2-inch 720 x 1280 HD resolution e-ink touchscreen. In terms of imaging, the smartphone will offer a 12MP resolution primary camera at the back and a secondary 13MP resolution selfie camera on the front. Keeping up with the times, Yota has apparently decided to ditch the outdated 3.5mm headphone jack with the Yota3, so you will need to use a USB Type-C to 3.5mm stereo adapter to connect your favorite headphones. Rest of the rumored specs include a 3,200mAh capacity battery, front-mounted fingerprint scanner, and Android Nougat OS.
Apart from the storage variants, Yota has also confirmed that the YotaPhone 3 will continue to feature dual displays like its predecessors. There will be a full color display on the front of the handset, and an e-ink secondary display at the back. The smartphone is expected to begin shipping sometime in September this year in China, while in Russia it will be available for pre-order around the same period.