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YotaPhone 2 U.S. launch set for Indiegogo this summer

by Jacob Kleinman | March 3, 2015March 3, 2015 6:00 pm EST

It’s been a long time coming, but the YotaPhone 2 is finally headed to the U.S. via crowd-funding site Indiegogo. The company confirmed the news this morning, while Phone Scoop reports that the Russian firm may also have a cheaper YotaPhone 2c and a flagship follow-up in the works.

The flagship YotaPhone 2 is set to arrive in the U.S. this summer, though you’ll be able to pre-order one online as soon as April. The device should cost roughly $600 through Indiegogo. Phone Scooper adds that the company is planning extra incentives for early U.S. backers, though it’s unclear if that means a cheaper price or extra accessories.

Meanwhile, the company may also be working on a budget-friendly YotaPhone dubbed the 2c. The device could cut down on costs by swapping out the front-facing 1080p display for something a little more mid-range. Otherwise it should be the same basic device, with the same e-paper display in back and similar specs under the hood.

Finally, the Russian phone-maker also told Phone Scooper it’s working on a YotaPhone 3, which could debut early next year at CES 2016. The company may also be planning an Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for the current YotaPhone along with an upgraded API for its e-paper display, though it’s unclear when the new software will be available.

It sounds like YotaPhone has a lot in the works, and we can’t wait to see what comes next. We’ve reached out to the company to confirm plans for the YotaPhone 3 and 2c, and we’ll let you know as soon as we hear back.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...