Yota 3 leaks out: the upcoming YotaPhone with secondary e-ink screen


The new Yota 3, the newest in the YotaPhone series of handsets known for their unique rear-mounted secondary e-ink display, has leaked out before the official announcement.

The Yota 3 is expected to become thinner and rumored specs include the Snapdragon 625 system chip, one of the most power-efficient chips on the market, 4GB of RAM, as well as models with 64GB and 128GB of native storage. The phone supports expandable storage via microSD cards. There is no dual camera on the Yota 3: it's expected to ship with a single 12MP rear camera and a 13MP front camera. The battery capacity is allegedly set at 3,200 mAh.

You can also notice the interesting new Yota 3 logo with the number 3 styled to look like a book. After all, that secondary e-ink display consumes very little energy and is easy on the eyes, so it's perfect for those who like to read on their phones. Keep in mind that e-readers also use e-ink displays, similar to the rear screen on the Yota 3.

All of this looks quite interesting: after all, the Yota 3 is more of a niche device rather than one for the masses, and it also seems to be priced reasonably: the rumored prices are $350 for a 64 gig model, and $450 for a 128GB version. So far, the Yota 3 is said to be officially available in China and Russia.


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6 Comments

2. iDroidPhony

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 21, 2016

What if this Russian phone is shipped with spyware just like that Chinese phone BLU-something? But, actually, this e-ink display is a very nice feature for reading and the 625 for squeezing some juice off the phone.

3. Marienx

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

TROLL... Blu is american company based in Miami Florida.

4. SaRPeR

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Nope. Phones made by BLU are just rebranded Gionee phones which is a Chinese company.

5. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Even if they are rebranded, BLU is responsible for all software and sales support. If spy-ware is true, it is 100% their fault.

7. foreverNOOB

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

No, BLU just requested original manufacturer to tailor software for them but it still from Chinese dev. Just looked at baseband or kernal version, if it contain some words such as MOLY or jixin or ALPS then that software will surely be pure Chinese.

8. SailfishOS

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

Does it use sailfish OS?

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