With an e-ink display on the again the unique YotaPhone was one of many weirdest smartphones round, but someway it’s made it on to a 3rd iteration, dubbed the Yota3, which has simply been introduced in China.
Lots of its specs together with its design have been upgraded for the reason that YotaPhone 2, however it’s the identical core concept, with a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display on the entrance and a 5.2-inch 720p e-ink Carta II show on the again.
That’s basically an always-on secondary show that may show notifications a bit just like the tiny further display on the LG V20 or HTC U Ultra, however being loads larger it will probably present much more, and even be used as an ereader.
That apart the Yota3 seems like a reasonably normal mid-ranger, with a steel shell, a 12MP f/1.9 rear digicam, a 13MP front-facing one, a Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner and a three,300mAh battery, however no headphone port.
An costly oddity
Hassle is it’s got a reasonably hefty value, beginning at three,699 yuan (round $560/£415/AU$700) for a 64GB mannequin and rising to four,299 yuan (roughly $655/£485/AU$815) for a 128GB model or a 64GB “nationwide present set” model, which has a 316L stainless-steel physique as an alternative of an aluminum one.
And that value isn’t the one downside. Proper now the Yota3 is simply obtainable in China, and whereas a wider launch is probably going, it won’t arrive in each key market, particularly for the reason that YotaPhone 2’s US launch was cancelled.
Nonetheless, we doubt many individuals might be dropping a lot sleep over its absence, and if you happen to actually need an ereader in your cellphone you may at all times tape a Kindle to a Samsung Galaxy S8 for one thing approaching the high-end YotaPhone of our goals.