Yu Televentures, the child brand of Micromax has announced a new smartphone in the Indian market. Named as the Yu Yureka 2, it comes as a successor to the two-year-old Yu Yureka. This smartphone offers great specifications at an attractive price of Rs. 11,999.
Yu has been silent for the most part of last year, which the company is calling as ‘observing the market.’ However, since the start of this year, the brand has been launching phones in an array, especially aimed at Xiaomi’s Redmi range of devices. The Yu Yureka 2 is aimed at the country’s best selling smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
Also, the specs of the device are on-par with the Redmi Note 4. The Yureka 2 offers a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display has a 2.5D curved glass on top. Internally, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, which works in tandem with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The onboard storage is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card. Sadly, it is a hybrid card slot and not a dedicated slot. In contrast, the Redmi Note 4’s top-end model comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, but it costs Rs. 12,999.
The Yureka 2 also has a fingerprint sensor located at its back, within reach of the index finger. Optics wise, the Yureka 2 offers a 16MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash. For selfie lovers, the smartphone packs a decent 8MP camera.
Connectivity options in the smartphone include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and micro USB port. The device also has a beefy 3930mAh battery.
All these specs seem powerful on paper, but the major let down with this device is Yu has gone with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which is extremely dated in 2017. The company did not reveal any plans about releasing the Android 7.1 Nougat update for the Yureka 2, but it might happen by the end of this year.
As said earlier, the smartphone is priced at Rs. 11,999 and comes in a single Gold colour option. This device is exclusive to Flipkart.
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