Micromax-backed Yu Televentures today officially launched the Yu Yuphoria in India. The smartphone will be available as the successor to the last year launched Yu Yureka.
The Yu Yuphoria will go on sale through Amazon India’s site starting May 28. Registrations for the flash sale will begin at 5 p.m. today.
Featuring a metal body that comes in Champagne Gold and Buffed Steel color options, the Yuphoria has a 5-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels (HD) resolution. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of the display to protect from minor scratches.
The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset that has a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB on-board storage along with microSD card support.
Similar to the Yureka, the Yuphoria runs on Cyanogen custom ROM but this time there is Android Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12. This new ROM has App Themer to let users apply new themes to various apps on their smartphone and there is a new dialler with Truecaller integration.
The Yu Yuphoria has an 8-megapixel camera sensor on the rear along with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel camera sensor is available on the front. The rear camera sensor has an f/2.2 lens with auto-focus technology, while the front camera sensor has a fixed-focus f/2.0 lens.
In terms of connectivity, the smartphone has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and a microUSB port. There is dual-SIM support with 4G LTE network access.
Yu has provided Pure Wolfson Sound chipset on the Yuphoria with AAC speakers. In addition, there is Audio FX to offer a customised audio experience.
The Yu Yuphoria packs a 2,230mAh battery that has Quick Charging 1.0 support and delivers about a day backup on a single charge.
Considering its specifications and price, the Yu Yuphoria is expected to give a tough competition to some Chinese offerings like Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Lenovo A6000 Plus in India.
Yu Yuphoria specifications:
- 5-inch HD IPS display
- Android Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12 operating system
- 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
- 2GB of RAM, 16GB expandable storage
- 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, MicroUSB port
- Dual-SIM with 4G LTE support
- 2,230mAh battery