Yu marks the start of a new era for the mobile space in India and also the first official incoming of Cyanogen in the country. Yu has extensively talked up customization and increased Android experience that goes beyond the stock ecosystem. Yureka, the name of the first Yu device has Cyanogen by its side, together with Qualcomm and Sony doing their bit to offer a quality experience at a reasonable price.
Yureka is another One Plus One-like device that has been priced keeping the Indian market in mind and thanks to the HD aka 720p resolution YU has incorporated. Sized at 5.5-inch HD display with Corning Glass 3 protection and running on CyanogenMod build running over Android 4.4 KitKat version.
Yureka is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 615 central processing unit that is based on the latest 64-bit design and offers 4G LTE support for the Indian market, creating its future-proof and 2015 ready. It comes fitted with a 13 MP rear snapper with flash and Sony Exmor sensor element and 5 MP front camera. There is a a 2 GB RAM gives in depth support to the octa-core chipset and 16 GB expandable cupboard space up to 32 GB, something that One Plus does not offer. It comes loaded with a 2500mAh battery that for an HD device should be more comfortable.
The device and its worth don’t seem to be the sole things to talk regarding as Yu guarantees to deliver quality service support saved by constant code updates from Cyanogen Inc. The company has truly determined to allow flashing ROM and rooting the phone without running scared about voiding the warranty. In addition to that, Yu devices can have the benefit from free replacement option and doorstep delivery, as mentioned by Rahul Sharma, co-founder of Yu Televentures.
Yureka will be available, exclusively on Amazon in India and apparently, you’ll be able to register to shop for the phone from December 19 onwards with availability expected to happen around the first week of January month 2015.