YotaPhone have announced that their next smartphone is being made in partnership with ZTE and rumors suggest that the handset will launch early next year.
The company did not reveal any information on the new YotaPhone 3 smartphone, all we know is that the device will launch some time in quarter one of 2016.
“The partnership involves the production of new generation of YotaPhone smartphones, as well as the development and integration of mobile services and software,” the company’s report said. At the same time the special edition of YotaPhone will be assembled in Russia.
“We also decided to choose the Russian product for the presentation and launch of our mobile applications,” ZTE Health Technology President He Shiyou said.
As soon as we get some more details about the new YotaPhone 3 smartphone, including some specifications and photos of the device, we will let you guys know.
Updated 17th September 2015.
We have received a statement from Yota Devices, the company behind the YotaPhone, which you can see below.
YOTA DEVICES, Russian developer of dual-screen smartphones signed a cooperation agreement with ZTE’s associate companies – ZTE Supply Chain Co., Ltd (ZTESC) and X&F – to jointly develop the next generation YotaPhone in China. X&F is a leading and professional ODM manufacturer of telecom terminals, also an equity subsidiary company of ZTE; it serves as main ODM partner for ZTE, Alcatel, TCL, Haier and now Yota Devices. ZTESC, a subsidiary company of ZTE Corporation too, is a professional supply chain company to provide end to end supply chain services and package solutions to global clients; Yota Devices will cooperate not only in mobile device manufacturing, but also cooperate with ZTE Health in content and Software; Both companies have agreed, that ZTE Health APP will be a built-into APP in next generation YotaPhone, which will be definitely a mark-plus for YotaPhone selling in China.