Amidst the several allegations, claims and blame games, the new “Yu” brand from Micromax is announced and the first smartphone in that is the Yureka!. There are several promises made, but the most interesting part of it is the pricing of Rs. 8999.
There were a few leaks already about the device, and that included a 5.5-inch HD display, and the Android 4.4.2 KitKat with CyanogenMod ROM. And while it is still true that the device is a rebranded Coolpad F2 smartphone, it is rather good that CyanogenMod is the one running in it, for the best user experience. The camera combination in the device is a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing one.
The screen has a Gorilla Glass 3 protection and oleophobic coating to keep fingerprints away. The viewing angle is said to be 80-degree.
The device is powered by MSM8939 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 615) chipset, along with 2GB RAM and there is 16GB internal storage with a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. The MSM8939 is an octa-core chipset with four cores at 1.7GHz and four cores at 1.0GHz.
Connectivity wise, there is support to LTE TDD B40 2300MHz LTE FDD B3 1800MHz WCDMA 900/2100MHz GSM 900/1800/1900MHz bands, and there is Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. So, even the leaked model number was the same, and the Eureka is modeled AO5510. The battery included in the device is 2500 mAh.
Micromax is going with only the online store option to sell the Yu, thus the device will be sold on Amazon India. The registration for the purchase of Yureka starts tomorrow, i.e. 19th December at 2 p.m. in India. The color option available initially, will be Moonstone grey.