Last month we learned that Yota Devices would receive funding from China Baoli Technologies for production and release of YotaPhone 3 smartphone. According to same sources, YotaPhone 3 will be released in China by the end of 2017. Now, the details about the release date and the price became more precise.
Ekaterina Lapshina, director of Marsfield, said that YotaPhone 3 would be unveiled at the exhibition in Harbin, China, which will be held from June 15 to 19. However, the exact date hasn’t yet been reported. She also said that the launch of YotaPhone 3 sales in China is scheduled for September this year. At the same time, the smartphone will be available for pre-order to Russian users, and later it will appear in retailers. Also, the shareholders of Yota Devices said that YotaPhone 3 will be larger in size and more powerful in comparison with its predecessor.
In conclusion, Ekaterina Lapshina said that YotaPhone 3 will be delivered for the Chinese market with pre-installed apps, such as Baidu and WeChat, which will work both on the main screen and on the E-Ink screen. The version for Russia will be adapted to the local market. The price of YotaPhone 3 will range from $400 to $450.