The Yotaphone may have been a device ahead of its time. Sporting a traditional touchscreen LCD on the front and a low-res, low-powered E-Ink display on the back, the Russian-made device never made a splash in the west. The Yotaphone 2, a more powerful successor, suffered the same fate as the original. Since then, Yota Devices (the designer of the Yotaphone) seems to have faded into obscurity.
We heard a small peep from the company earlier last month, stating that they were working on the Yotaphone 3. While the comment seemed effervescent at the time, it seems that Yota is indeed working on a third generation device. An image now posted on Yota’s main website shows the silhouettes of two slate-style phones facing each other, much like a mirror image. There is Russian text over the image that roughly translates to “See you soon. The opening of the pre-order this summer,” followed by a link to the company’s Facebook page.
While this could be the Yotaphone 3, we won’t know for sure until this summer. This could be a new device, or it could end up being vaporware much like the Yotaphone 2c, a cheaper version of the Yotaphone 2 that was promised back in May 2015.
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