Micromax launches Cyanogen-OS based Yureka in India: exclusively available on Amazon

By | December 19, 2014

Micromax has finally launched its first ever smartphone loaded with Cyanogen-OS in India. This smartphone falls under companies new Yu series and is named Yureka. Recently Delhi HC banned the sale of OnePlus One smartphone in India following Micromax complaint, which claims that it has exclusive right to sell smartphones loaded with Cyanogen-OS in India. Micromax has launched feature rich Yureka at a very aggressive price point of Rs. 8,999 ($150).

The most compelling thing about Yureka or more specifically the Yu range is that it comes pre-loaded with Cyanogen OS v.11 based on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat. If you need a super customized smartphone, then Cyanogen-OS is the answer. The icing on the cake for you is that Yureka will be the first smartphone to be delivered with next version of Cyanogen-OS based on Android 5.0 Lollipop.Micromax Yureka

Micromax it seems has learned a thing or two from Motorola‘s and Xiaomi‘s success in the online world. So it has decided to launch it Yu series exclusively online on Amazon India starting with Yureka. To buy one you need to first register on Amazon website and if you are lucky enough then you may able to buy it on 13th January, 2015 2PM onwards. To make the deal more sweeter Amazon is offering free leather cover for Yureka if you manage to register by 25th of December.

If you are a kind of person who quite frequently change phones then Yureka may appeal to you as Cyanogen has partnered with Next Bit, a cloud service that automatically saves all your login credentials, game data, app settings and app data on the cloud. So the next time you buy a new device just install Next Bit and everything from your previous device will be restored. What’s more, you can even sync data across multiple devices.

Micromax Yureka is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset which houses a 1.5 GHz octa-core processor along with 2 GB of DDR 3 RAM and 16 GB of built-in storage. 64-bit chipset means faster speeds due to more RAM utilization, less battery consumption, and more secure smartphone.

The Yureka smartphone features 5.5-inch IPS display with HD display, which effectively delivers a not so impressive pixel density of 267 ppi. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 has been installed over display to save it from accidental scratches. It also features a 13 megapixel CMOS rear camera with f2.2 aperture for better low light photography. Another 5 megapixel snapper adorns the front side and boasts of a wide 71 degree lens for better selfie experience!

Just in case your Yureka develops some glitch then Micromax promises free doorstep service and replacements. Micromax also claims that phone’s warranty will remain intact even after rooting it! Now lets ponder over key specifications in bullet format.

Micromax Yureka Specification Overview:

– Display: 5.50-inch
– Pixel Density: 267 ppi
– Processor: 1.5GHz
– Front Camera: 5-megapixel
– Resolution: 720×1280 pixels
– RAM: 2GB DDR 3
– OS: Cyanogen OS 11
– Storage: 16GB
– Rear Camera: 13-megapixel CMOS
– Front Camera: 5-megapixel
– Battery capacity: 2500mAh