There have been some good dual screen smartphones in the past (LG’s V20 Comes to mind) but in most of them, the additional screen is another strip of pixels on the top of the main screen on the front. However, Yotaphones have been well known for having a second screen that is almost as big as the main one on the back of the phone. On 19th June of 2017, details about the third iteration of the phone were leaked.
Engadget reported that the Yota 3 will launch this year and it will cost $350, which is roughly equal to Rs 22K in India for 64GB and almost $450 (INR 29,000) for 128 GB storage version.
The leaks also discussed that the phone will be manufactured by Baoli Yota. The phone’s initial leaks also indicated that Yota 3 will be a fairly mid-range performing phone which will run on Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB RAM, and Android 7 Nougat.
Probably the biggest USP of the phone will be its dual screen configuration, the primary screen may be a 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED Display which will be on the front of the phone. Obviously, the front screen will be color and it will be used for most user interaction. The Yota 3 will have a second 5.5-inch display on the back, that display will be e-ink type and hence it will be monochrome. The phone’s back will also house a 12-megapixel camera and it will also have a 12-megapixel front camera.
Following a similar trend to iPhone 7 and HTC U11, the Yota 3 may ditch its 3.5mm audio jack.
The company has launched 2 phones in past that had a similar idea of having two screens, however, it looks like the previous attempts have not been able to make the product adoption widespread, it will be interesting to see if the third attempt can make any change in the consumer market.
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