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The YotaPhone 3 has been made official

The YotaPhone 3 is more upmarket in appearance than its predecessors. (Source: YotaPhone)
The YotaPhone 3 is more upmarket in appearance than its predecessors. (Source: YotaPhone)
The dual-screen YotaPhone 3 is finally official, with the Russian company announcing it on its blog. The device is a marked upgrade from its predecessor, featuring larger displays and a more upmarket metal finish.
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The dual-screen YotaPhone 3 has been made official through the company’s Russian blog. Like its predecessors, the YotaPhone 3 continues the family tradition of placing a regular full-color display on the front of the device and an always-on E-Ink display on the rear. Things have changed in the two years since the YotaPhone 2 was launched, and the company has noted the trend towards large-screen displays. This time around, the YotaPhone 3 is equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display for general use and a 5.2-inch always-on E-Ink display on the rear for quick access to information or e-book reading.

The Russian company has also noted the trend towards combining glass and metals into a seamless blend. To this extent, the YotaPhone 3 has a much more upmarket appearance than the company’s earlier efforts. Arguably, the only major shortcoming with its approach is that the device is powered by a mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, even if it is fitted with a generous 4 GB of RAM. Storage is more in line with top-tier models, coming in either 64 GB or 128 GB capacities, while it also incorporates a dual-SIM card slot.

The rear camera on the YotaPhone 3 is fitted with a 13MP sensor paired with a dual-tone LED flash. The front facing shooter is equipped with a 12MP sensor. To help keep its unique dual-screen approach work as advertised, YotaPhone has had to create a custom version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which it calls YotaOS 3.0. A 3,300 mAh battery should keep things powered most of the day, and the convenience of a USB-C port will help users keep it charged up.

Pre-orders for the YotaPhone 3 start on September 5 through JD.com with shipping commencing on September 18. The 64 GB model will retail for the equivalent of US$360, while the 128 GB model will retail for approximately US$465.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1296 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-08-24 (Update: 2017-08-24)