At an event in New Delhi, India today, Yu announced its second Android device powered by Cyanogen OS — the Yu Yuphoria.
The highlight of the Yuphoria is its all-metal chassis and design, which has been completely developed by Micromax in India. The handset will also be completely assembled in India down the line.
The Yuphoria comes with a 5-inch 720p display that is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3, and features a screen-to-body ratio of over 65 percent. The 8.25mm thin handset weighs in at 141gms.
Under the hood, the handset is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 306 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 2,230mAh sealed battery. The device also supports Quick Charge 1.0 that allows it to be charged from 0-60 percent in only around 45 mins.
The rear of the handset houses an 8MP camera with an F/2.2 aperture while the front houses a 5MP camera for taking selfies with adequate resolution.
On the OS side, the Yuphoria runs on Cyanogen OS 12 which is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop — making it among the very few handsets in the budget segment to run on Lollipop. Cyanogen OS comes with all the customisation features that we have already seen before, including App Themer that allows to theme individual apps, Theme Engine and more.
The Yu Yuphoria will be available in Buffed Steel and Champagne Steel variants for Rs. 6,999. It will be available exclusively on Amazon India via a registration based flash sale. The handset is scheduled to go on sale on May 28.
The Yu Yuphoria has some major advantages over its competitors, including its all-metal design and its Android 5.0 Lollipop based Cyanogen OS 12.