Yota 3 was teased back in June and it was unveiled in China yesterday. It comes with 5.5-inch 1080p Samsung AMOLED screen and a 5.2-inch 720p E Ink Carta II display accompanied by three capacitive navigation buttons at the bottom. It gets an upgrade from the previous 4.7-inch 960 x 540 screen.
Phone is powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor. Base model comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage. It comes with 12-megapixel main camera with an efficient 1.4um sensor, and f/1.9 aperture plus Dual PD auto-focus and 13-megapixel f/2.2 front camera. Phone has 3,300 mAh battery ,9V/2A quick charge via USB-C. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack, here we need to use personal adapter.
The Yota3 comes in three versions: there’s a 64GB base model for about $560 , then the 128GB model jumps to 4,299 yuan or about $655, with both model packing 4GB of RAM plus microSD expansion. There’s also a 64GB “national gift set” version which is also asking for 4,299 yuan, but instead of aluminum, the phone’s 7.9mm-thick body uses the more premium 316L stainless steel instead; plus it comes with more accessories and some e-book credit.
Phone will be available from Chinese internet retailer JD.com starting September 26th.