It was in rumors since couple of weeks but not it is official. Micromax has launched the first ever CyanogenMod OS powered YU smartphone named ‘Micromax’s YU YUREKA’. This could be a huge success for the brand because of its powerful hardware, better camera and large screen at budget price. Micromax has launched the phone at the price of just Rs. 8,999/-
Micromax YUREKA will be available from 2nd week of January 2015 exclusively on Amazon. As this could be the market breaker, just like Redmi 1S, users willing to buy YUREKA will have to register on Amazon which will start tomorrow, December 19th at 2PM. Remember, Micromax YUREKA will only be sold Online on Amazon, not with any retailer.
Talking about the hardware and specifications, Micromax’s YU YUREKA features a HD 5.5 inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection offering 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. Watching movies or pictures on this video will surely be great experience. It is a Dual SIM phone is running on Android 4.4 KitKat based CyanogenMod OS 11 for the first time on any Micromax phone.
The phone is powered with Octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) clocked at ARM Cortex A53 – 4×1.5GHz + 4×1.0GHz. This is accompanied by 2GB DDR3 RAM and Adreno 405 GPU that makes the phone powerful enough for running any heavy applications or HD game comfortably without any problem. As per storage we get 16GB internal memory which can be expanded upto 32GB using microSD card. As per connectivity, this could be the best phone from the brand so far as it supports 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.
Micromax YUREKA could be one of the best choices for photography fans because of it Sony Exmor RS IMX135 sensor based 13 Megapixel camera at the rear with LED Flash, 5P lenses and f/2.2 aperture. We can record Full HD 1080p video at 30fps as well as 720p slow motion video at 60fps. At the front facing we get a 5 Megapixel camera with OmniVision 5648 sensor and 4P lenses. It could be better camera for Selfies because of its 71-degree wide viewing angle. The phone powered with 2500mAh battery from which we can expect longer battery backup.
Micromax YU YUREKA specifications:
- CyanogenMod OS 11 based on Android 4.4 (KitKat)
- Dual SIM
- 5.5 inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- 1280 x 720 Pixels Resolution
- ARM Cortex A53 – 4×1.5GHz + 4×1.0GHz Octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor
- 2 GB DDR3 RAM
- Adreno 405 GPU
- 16 GB internal memory, expandable upto 32GB with microSD Card
- 13 Megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, 5P lenses, Sony Exmor RS IMX135 sensor, and f/2.2 aperture
- Supports 1080p Full HD video at 30fps and 720p slow motion video at 60fps
- 5 Megapixel front-facing camera powered with OmniVision 5648 sensor and 4P lenses, 71-degree wide viewing angle
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
- 2500mAh battery
So, users planning to get their hands on Micromax YUREKA don’t forget to register yourself on Amazon tomorrow at 2 PM. We will come soon with more details about this phone.