Yu Releases New Flagship Yu Yutopia

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Yu Yutopia

Yu Televentures has announced its new flagship for sale in India. Yu, which is partly owned by Micromax, sells its phones exclusively on Amazon India and this phone is no different.

This flagship is called the Yu Yutopia, in line with the rest of Yu’s lineup. The Yu Yutopia is made of aluminum and has a 5.2 inch quad HD display with a resolution of 1440×2560. Like most flagships this year, the Yutopia is powered by a Snapdragon 810. The Yutopia has 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 128 GB via a micro SD card.

Like many smartphones in the subcontinent, the Yutopia is a dual SIM phone, with support for one nano SIM and one micro SIM. The phone also has 4G LTE support in addition to all the other standard connectivity options. Yu has also included Quick Charge 2.0, which means, with a supported charger, the phone’s 3,000 mAh battery can be charged from 0% to 60% in just 30 minutes.

The Yutopia has a 21 MP camera with a 5P lens on the back with dual LED flash and optical image stabilisation. The sensor is a Sony made unit and is capable of shooting 4K video. The front facing camera is 8 MP, also with a 5P lens. Also on the back is a fingerprint sensor, which looks similar to what’s on the new Nexus phones.

Yu is one of the many companies which makes phones running Cyanogen OS. The Yutopia is preloaded with Cyanogen OS 12.1, which is Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The phone should receive the Marshmallow update some time soon, as Cyanogen generally pushes out updates quickly.

Yu also announced a special upgrade offer for Yutopia buyers. Called the “Assured Upgrade Programme,” Yutopia owners will be able to avail a 40% cashback on purchase of the Yutopia 2 if they exchange their 1st gen Yutopia. This will be open during a small window at the time of the Yutopia 2’s launch.

The Yu Yutopia combines great hardware and software and on paper, at least, looks like a great deal, especially for Rs. 24,999 ($376.35USD). The phone is available for pre-order now, and orders will be shipped on December 26th.

  Source: Yu
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