Yu Yureka With 64-Bit SoC, Cyanogen OS, 4G LTE Launched at Rs. 8,999



As scheduled, Micromax has launched its first YU branded smartphone. This smartphone is called as YU Yureka. It features powerful hardware specifications with CyanogenMod OS 11. It has been priced aggressively at Rs. 8,999. This smartphone was launched with tag line “Yu Play God” which signifies the two “pillars” of the brand: customization and services. This smartphone will go up for pre-order on Amazon on Friday and will be available by the second week of the January.

YU Yureka

Yu Yureka features a 5.5 inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. It is powered by a Octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (4×1.7GHz + 4×1.0GHz) processor. It runs on CyanogenMod OS 11 based on Android 4.4 (KitKat). We already know that Micromax has exclusive rights to use CyanogenMod OS in India. This smartphone will also receive monthly OTA updates.

Yu Yureka features a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5 megapixel front camera with 71-degree wide viewing angle lens. It is packed with 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and microSD card to expand storage up to 32 GB. It comes with 4G LTE connectivity. Other connectivity features of the smartphone 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.

Micromax Yureka specifications

  • Dual SIM
  • 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) (ARM Cortex A53 – 4×1.7GHz + 4×1.0GHz) processor
  • Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • CyanogenMod OS 11 based on Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, 5P lenses, Sony Exmor R sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p at 30fps, 720p slow motion at 60fps
  • 5MP front-facing camera, OmniVision 5648 sensor, 4P lenses, 71-degree wide viewing angle
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 2500mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 154.8x78mm x6-8.8mm

This smartphone also offers some exciting things to those who like to root and install custom roms. YU Yureka has unlockable boot loader and company confirmed that it will be covered in warranty even if the phone is rooted.