Yotaphone set out to revolutionize the tech world a several years back in 2013 with its original device that houses 2 screens, both front and back. The phone had a lot of people talking and proved to be something certainly worth keeping an eye on if you were in the tech world. Not long after its debut, the Russian company quickly followed suit and released the Yotaphone 2 in December 2014. The sequel had some major improvements and consumers that actually bought the phone were more than satisfied. At this point it seemed surely that the smartphone maker was on a roll and that it planned on firmly planting its feet in the smartphone arena cement. There were even rumors swirling of a Yotaphone 2c. But then… nothing, for a couple years. In 2015 Yotaphone was acquired by ZTE, a major smartphone manufacturer, ranked 4th largest in the U.S. This seemed like very reassuring news and gave hope that good things were on the brink. But then…nothing, again for nearly 2 years.
And now there is some hope once again that Yotaphone is still alive and well after a long hibernation. The company made an official post in Russian on its Instagram account on Feb. 16, 2017 regarding a Yotaphone 3 currently in the making. Translated into English, it read “Thank you for your interest in our product. At the moment, we are developing the third generation of the smartphone. Follow us on our official group. Sincerely, the Yotaphone team.”. And if you go to Yotaphone’s Russian page, (you may have to click for google to translate), it shows a teaser image (teaser would be an understatement) of the Yotaphone 3, and reads “See You Soon, The Opening of the Pre-Order this Summer”. Certainly, it seems that we are getting the most reassuring signals yet that we will see a new device in2017.
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