Monday , August 21 2017

Micromax releases their first Cyanogen powered handset – the Micromax Yureka

Micromax Yureka
Micromax has released their first Android handset powered by the Cyangogen Inc OS overnight, releasing the Micromax Yureka, the first in their YU line of phones.

As we stated the other day, the phone is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon processor and the specs we released were also spot on. The phone will sell as an Amazon exclusive for ₹8,999 Indian Rupee (approximately AU$175) + Shipping when it goes on-sale on December 19th.

Full Specs for the Yureka include:

  • 5.5″ 1280×720 resolution IPS LCD Display
  • Qualcomm MSM8939 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 64-bit processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage (12.5GB accessible) with MicroSD Card slot up to 32GB
  • 13MP AF Rear Camera with 5MP Front-Facing Camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS,
  • Radios
    • 2G:900/1800/1900MHz
    • 3G:900MHz/2100MHz
    • 4G:1800MHz(B3)/2300MHz(B40)
  • Cyanogen OS 11 (Android 4.4)
  • 2,500 mAh Battery

If you’re in India, this is probably the only way you’ll get a Cyanogen powered phone after Micromax successfully gained legal support to ban sales of OnePlus handsets bearing the Cyanogen software or logo in India. Micromax of course signed an exclusive deal with Cyanogen for the Indian Market which subsequently led to quite the public slanging match. Hopefully there is a resolution soon, but until then if you want to experience a phone with official Cyanogen Inc support – the Micromax Yureka it is.

For more information you can check out the phone on Amazon India – where you can also sign up for updates, or on YUPlayGod.com

Update:
We updated this article to reflect the correct price of the Micromax Yureka.

 
Source: Amazon India, and YUPlayGod.

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Daniel Fragar
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Looks pretty good other than 720p being too low for a 5.5″ screen. All a compromise to hit the price point, I guess. Wishlist would also include a bigger battery, more LTE bands and AC wifi. But not at double the cost.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

32Gb and 64Gb on board storage versions of this, sold globally and priced to compete with the Moto G, would fly off the shelves.

Alex
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Alex

MSM8939 is Snapdragon 615. 🙂

aryonoco
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aryonoco

Indeed…

Snapdragon 615 is an Octa Core Cortex A53 chip… and yes it’s 64-bit but you only get the benefit of ARMv8 if you update this to Lollipop.

So… very interesting phone. Now let’s see if we can buy this in Australia for $200. That would be a game changer, and would be the best performance per dollar value phone on the market.

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