Two displays on one phone! | Yotaphone 3

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Two displays!
Remember the Yotaphone? You know, the one with displays on the front and back?! Well, we had seen 2 iterations of the Yotaphone, now we have a third one. The Yotaphone 3.

Just like it's predecessors, the Yotaphone 3 has an E-ink display on the back, which is targeted more towards the readers among the masses.

It was unveiled back in June, but now has finally launched in China for about $450. Considering the Yotaphone 2 was a but if a let down at its price, what about the Yotaphone 3?

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Better design, same legacy
Truth is, we'll have to see. But the initial specs seem solid. The phone has a 5.5 inch AMOLED display on the front and a 5.2 inch 720p E-ink display(monochrome) on the rear.

It's powered by the Snapdragon 625 and 4 gigs of RAM. There are 2 variants: 64 GB and 128 GB. The battery has also been beefed up to a considerable 3300 mAh capacity.

The Yotaphone 3 also has a 13 mp rear camera and a pretty big 12 mp front snapper. Yotaphones were never known for camera specs, but maybe that'll change this time.

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Excuse my Russian...!
The phone is running on a custom UI called YotaOS 3.0 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. The UI features a lot of apps geared towards that second screen.

Anything shown on the display can be mirrored to the rear panel display for reading later, just like the Yotaphone 2. You can also set wallpapers and pictures to always stay on that monochrome panel, which being an E-ink display, consumes very negligible battery.

There isn't any news about this phone making its way to India, or any country other than Russia for now. But you can always import it from China, at a little extra expense.

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For the readers!
Now look, the Yotaphone was never meant for people looking to get a great value for money on their smartphone purchase. And I still can't recommend this to anyone who isn't looking to spend a lot of time reading on their device.

But if you do read a lot of Ebooks, and do not want to invest in an E-reader like the Amazon Kindle, then the Yotaphone is an excellent option for you.

All the gripes I had with the underwhelming Yotaphone 2 have been a dressed for the most part. Yotaphone 3 is a highly functional budget phone, even when separated from that second display.

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