The dual-screen Yotaphone 3 was promised to be a lower cost replacement for the previous Yotaphone model when it was announced in June 2017, but it looks like that didn’t happen.
A reader tipped me to a German website which is selling the Yotaphone 3 for 544.13 GBP, or about $728 USD. That is over twice the retail price mentioned at launch. (Thanks, kuzelnik!)
The Yota YotaPhone 3 is a dual-screen Android smartphone with a 5.5″ AMOLED display on the front and a 5.2″ E-ink screen on the back. It’s powered by a 2Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 625 CPU with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot.
It also has two cameras (12MP and 13MP) as well as 4G LTE, Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, and a fingerprint sensor integrated into the home button. It has a 3.2 Ah battery, which is recharged via a USB-C port.
The phone runs with Android 7.0 Nougat with Yota’s own Yota OS dual-operating system interface over the top. This OS is so far the only software that makes full use of the second screen on a smartphone.
It is more expensive than its predecessor and yet has a weaker CPU. While it does have more RAM, better cameras, and more storage than the Yotaphone 2, I doubt many buyers are going to be interested in such an extravagant niche phone.