E-ink hybrid YotaPhone 3 announced, but don't expect to see it anywhere outside of Asia

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Yo dawg, we heard you like e-ink.

Remember the YotaPhone and the
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? They were those crazy phones from Russian manufacturer Yota that had a regular screen on one side and an e-ink display on the other. The first one pretty much sucked but the second version was not completely terrible, though it never made it to the U.S.
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. Well, there's going to be a third model.


You can flip to the ePaper panel in direct sunlight and laugh at the mere mortals who cower in the shade to check their phones — Russell Holly

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tells us that Yota Devices has announced the YotaPhone 3 at the China-Russia Expo in Harbin. They didn't share very many details but we do know that the 64GB model will retail around $350 and the 128GB model costs $450. Both will feature the dual-display combo, with a full-color display (no word on exact display type or features was given) on the front and an e-ink display on the back, just like the previous models.

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also says that the YotaPhone 3 will ship in China this coming September and pre-orders in Russia will start at the same time. Considering the company's track record, we don't expect to see sales of this uber-niche device expanding too far outside its home range. But hey, it never hurts to hope.

Our own Russell Holly
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, so if any inkling of a broader release with network support for North America gets kicked around, we'll let you know.

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