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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, 2017-08-24 (Update: 2017-08-24)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have been particularly interested in all things Apple, but also enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture.