YotaPhones may have lost the dual-screen exclusivity they once enjoyed, but there’s still a large section of the audience which would take a YotaPhone over a device from its new-found competitors.
News is that Yota has, for the third iteration of the YotaPhone, partnered with Chinese OEM ZTE. One would imagine that Yota want to cut costs and are hence outsourcing manufacture to a company known for making low-cost, high-quality hardware.
The YotaPhone 3 is expected to come out next year. The first two YotaPhones weren’t as popular as the company would’ve liked them to be, and a part of the reason why that happened is certainly the price. The YotaPhone and the YotaPhone 2 were certainly something different from what other OEMs offered, with their dual screen displays (with the other one being e-ink), but with pricing on the higher side, the devices didn’t do as well as they could’ve.
Now that ZTE’s playing a part in the churning out of the YotaPhone 3, you can expect a device that’s cheaper, and hopefully available in a lot more markets than the first to YotaPhones.
What do you think?