Micromax, the Indian smartphone maker, has announced the all new Yureka smartphone which is targeted at Android enthusiasts and will be sold solely online. This phone will be running on the popular CyanogenMod OS 11, which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat with OTA updates whenever required. Micromax has priced the Yureka at Rs 8,999 and it will sell exclusively on Amazon India.
Micromax Yureka tech specifications
In terms of the specifications, the Yureka comes with a 5.5-inch 720p HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and is powered by an Octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and and an integrated Adreno 405 GPU.
It comes with 2GB DDR3 RAM, a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera for selfie fans and 16GB of internal storage with a micro SD card expansion slot. This will be the first smartphone from Micromax that will support 4G LTE in India. However, 4G is currently not available in India although some network operators are planning to launch it next year.
Like most of the phones from Micromax, this is a dual SIM phone and comes with a 2500mAh battery and all the usual features such as WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack and GPS.
Recently, Cyanogen, Micromax Yu (the subsidiary that manufacturers Yureka) and OnePlus have been embroiled in controversy. Micromax has signed an exclusive deal to provide CyanogenMod based ROM updates in India, but OnePlus One has been the first to be available in India, which is also running on CyanogenMod OS. OnePlus was forced to suspend sales in India after Micromax filed for an injunction with the Delhi High Court.
Presales for the Yureka will begin on December 19th, and actual sales are expected to start in January 2015. Since this smartphone is aimed at enthusiasts, it comes with an unlocked bootloader and the warranty of the device is valid even if the user decides to root the device.