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Seeing double: Yotaphone 3 preorders may start this summer

This image from Yota's website could be the Yotaphone 3. (Source: Yota)
This image from Yota's website could be the Yotaphone 3. (Source: Yota)
A new teaser image on Yota's website hints that a new device will be available for preorder this summer.

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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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Sam Medley, 2017-04- 3 (Update: 2017-04- 3)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.