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Aspera’s Jazz 2 entry-level smartphone might sound boring to you, but I think of the silicon ingot that was meticulously grown to provide the billions of transistors required to make it work, the talent of the engineers that designed the radios, display, sensors and cameras, the army of workers that constructed it, the boat that sailed it all the way to Australia and marvel at the fact a $99 smartphone even exists. It’s an amazing feat of globalism. Continue reading

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The third YotaPhone featuring an E Ink back should be available later this year from $350 for the entry-level 64GB model.

YotaPhone 3 will reportedly launch this year with a friendlier price. The 64GB model will cost US$350, while the 128GB model will cost US$450…

I loved the YotaPhone concept. It’s e-ink rear display provides a dashboard of information without compromising battery life. Its original, dubbed the “Russian iPhone”, and it’s sequel both suffered from sticker-shock in the market and never proved to be big sellers.

The new YotaPhone 3 is now a mostly Chinese run enterprise and has a heavily reduced price point. The new version will also include a5.5″ 1080p AMOLED display, fingerprint sensor (on the front), 4GB RAM, dual SIM slots, a 12-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel front camera, a 3,200mAh battery and USB-C port but no 3.5 mm headphone jack.

I doubt we’ll see an Australian launch but I’d be very interested to get a my hands on one of these and check it out.

Would you YotaPhone?

Source: ‘Russian iPhone’ returns: Dual-screen YotaPhone 3 coming this year from $350 | ZDNet