Smartphones are Chinese, we all know that. But a Russian company has been trying to do something different since 2014. Russian smartphone maker, Yota, after three long years has confirmed that it will be launching the YotaPhone 3 later this year. Yota is as unique as the NextBit Robbin.
Yota has been teasing the device since April 16, and it now has an official price tag, which is set at $350. The device will be up for pre-order this summer, as said by the company.
However, the company did not release the specifications of the smartphone. The device was announced at the Russian-Chinese Expo a day ago. There will be two variants of the Yota 3 with 64 GB of storage and 128 GB of storage. The smaller variant will carry $350 price tag, whereas the 128GB version will cost $450.
Besides the storage options, there isn’t much known about the phone officially. But Engadget has leaked the complete spec list of the YotaPhone 3, and it’s a mid-range smartphone, not a flagship killer by any means.
A report says that Yota 3 will feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. At the rear of the phone, there will be a 5.2-inch e-Ink display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. This e-Ink screen is the same one seen on the earlier Yota smartphones.
The smartphone will be fuelled with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip, working in tandem with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB/128 GB internal storage. The Adreno 510 GPU takes care of the graphics in the phone.
Cameras in the device include a 12MP primary one, coupled with a 13MP front-facing one. Also, the YotaPhone 3 won’t feature a 3.5mm headphone jack and users have to get used to the USB Type-C audio.
The device will come with Android 7.0 Nougat based UI out-of-the-box and will be backed by a 3200mAh battery. The exact release date and colour variants of the phone is still under the wraps.
Yota 3 Rumoured Specifications
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED multi-touch main display
- 5.2-inch (1280 × 720 pixels) EPD full touch rear screen
- 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU
- 4GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB internal storage, expandable memory with microSD
- Android Nougat
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
- 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 4K video recording
- 13MP front-facing camera
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
- 3,200mAh battery.