Micromax-backed Yu Televentures has slipped the covers off one of its more expensive phones to date, dubbed Yu Yutopia. Priced at Rs 24999, the handset was initially slated for release on December 7, but its launch was postponed until today for reasons unknown.
Amazon India is currently accepting pre-orders for the smartphone which will start shipping to buyers beginning from December 26. The debut of the Yu Yutopia also marks the introduction of another important product by the company – the Around Yu personal digital assistant.
Yu hopes to replace the multitude of apps customers open on a daily basis with this one platform that pulls information from various applications and the internet in order to deliver recommendations. Its present partners include Zomato, Ixigo, and Scandid.
Scandid, Zomato and Ixigo only cover the shopping, food and travel categories, respectively. Around Yu will be adding more services gradually. We would’ve been more impressed if it had the capability to draw information from apps of the user’s choice.
With regards to the hardware, the Yu Yutopia sports a 5.2-inch Quad HD Corning Concore Glass touchscreen. Unlike Gorilla Glass which is a protective layer on top of a panel, Concore is actually a One Glass Solution that’s also heavily resistant to scratches and falls.
The Yu Yutopia promises to be tough since its body is made from aircraft-grade aluminum. It is powered by Cyanogen 12.1 based on Android Lollipop. There’s 4GB of RAM inside along with 32GB ROM. The back plays host to a 21MP 4K camera, while there’s an 8MP lens on the front.
Yu Yutopia specifications list:
– Android v5.1.1 Lollipop-based Cyanogen 12.1 OS
– 64-bit octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
– Adreno 430 GPU
– 5.2-inch IPS 2560 x 1440p Corning Concore Glass display
– 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, till 128GB expandability
– 21MP main camera, 8MP front-facing lens
– Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
– 3000mAh battery
– 146.6 x 72.6 x 7.2 millimeters
– 159 grams
Head over to Amazon India to pre-book the Yu Yutopia. It will be bundled with Little Bird earphones from House of Marley, Rs 1000 cashback on SBI credit cards as well as an assured buyback and upgrade to the Yutopia 2.