Of all the countries that have smartphone manufacturing facilities, Russia might not have figured in your list. But, like the Lada cars and the planes that Aeroflot flies, YotaPhones from Russia are quite rugged and reliable.
They donâ€™t chase after the gloss and glamor. After the YotaPhone and the YotaPhone 2, now it is speculated that the YotaPhone 3 is on the way and the projected launch date is September 2017.
The earlier versions of the YotaPhone also created a bit of a stir with the unusual provision of an e-ink display in the rear panel of the phone apart from the regular display in the front. This secondary display would be in the rear panel and the display sizes on both sides are almost similar.
Though the real purpose of providing this dual display is not clear, it does provide that novelty aspect to a phone, that too from a Russian manufacturer. This dual display will be seen on the new YotaPhone 3 to be launched later in the year as well.
Incidentally not much by way of the detailed specifications and features of the new phone has been revealed. The only information the market has been able to gather is that the YotaPhone 3 will be made available two variants, one with 64GB internal memory and the other with 128GB.
The prices for these two will be $350 and $450 respectively. There is also the confirmation that the front screen display will be in full colors while the rear display would be the same e-ink display.
Another bit of information is that the new phones will be sold in the Chinese market come this September and the pre-orders for the Russian market will also be opened around the same time.
The two earlier version of YotaPhone did not make it to the most lucrative smartphone market, the US. Reports suggest that this time too it may not be taken there; but things may change.
As far as the Indian market is concerned, the two earlier versions of YotaPhone have been and are still being sold here and there is no reason why YotaPhone 3 should not make its appearance sooner or later.