Indian manufacturer Micromax began inviting the press to a hardware launch this week, where the Micromax YU line will be announced. As almost everyone is aware after the last weeks worth of back and forth, the phone will be powered by CyanogenMod software.
The first phone in the YU line which will be launched this week is expected to have some fairly impressive specs and though other manufacturers like to slowly tease their hardware, Micromax hasn’t yet done so. We’ve found a bit more information about the what will actually be under that hood, when it arrives on Amazon for sale, as well as how much the phone will cost and how accessible it will be.
Hardware wise, the first phone in the Micromax YU line to be launched will come with a 5.5″ 720P display, and is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 processor. The Snapdragon 615 of course includes a built-in LTE modem, though whether this will be active remains to be seen.
Storage wise, the phone will have 16GB on-board with microSD Card Slot. Camera wise the phone will have a 13MP sensor on the rear camera and 5MP Front-facing camera.
- 5.5″ 720P Display
- MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB On-board storage with microSD Card Slot
- 13MP Rear Camera using a Sony sensor and 5MP Front-facing camera
- 2500mAh battery.
Micromax will launch the phone with some customisations to the software, most likely similar to that included on the Micromax Canvas A1 Android One handset which launched earlier this year. The Canvas A1 came with Amazon, Hike Messenger, M!Live and AskMe Android apps installed, but they should be fairly easily removed, after all it will still be CyanogenMod software.
The team at Cyanogen Inc delivering updates to the YU line only as part of their exclusive deal with the manufacturer. The deal which caused a little friction between OnePlus and the team, however we hope that has now been ironed out.
Though the phone will launch in India, it will be available worldwide through Amazon, though we haven’t been advised what the pricing will be like at this stage.
Post has been updated to include new information on the phone specs