The new made in India smart phone from Yu is full metal on a budget
Bangalore, May 15 2015: YUphoria, the latest smart phone from Yu, the brand from Micromax that is powered by the OpenSorce Cyanogen OS, is the first metal device in India available for less than Rs. 10,000.
The company claims that the various metal processes like stamping, laser welding, and laser etching, are inspired by the automotive and premium watch manufacturing industries, and introduced in mobile phones for the first time ever. The antenna of this smart phone is welded into the metal frame to enhance reception quality, even in congested areas.
YUphoria is a device which is designed globally, but assembled entirely in India.
The smart phone features a 5 inches screen, with a full HD display, 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 1.2 GHz quad core processor, with 2GB RAM and 16GB memory. The screen is finger-print resistant fully laminated Gorilla Glass. YUphoria features an 8MP rear and 5MP front camera. The rear camera is supposed to resemble a ‘Saturn ring’ that sits in the middle of the back panel
The device operates on Cyanogen OS ver. 12, built on Android Lollipop. Cyanogen incidentally is the crowd sourced OS built on the Android platform. The user interface is not dramatically different from regular Android phones, but YUphoria comes with a few interesting features like App Themer, where compatible apps adopt the look and feel of your resident theme. It is sensor rich, boasting an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, 6-axis Gyroscope and an electronic compass.
YUphoria is priced at Rs. 6,999, available exclusively through Amazon India. Registrations are now open for sale starting on May 28. The ‘metal’ components of this phone is nowhere close to premium metal smart phones in the market, but at the price it comes at, the 5 inch YUphoria is a pocket-sized wonder, which is value for money.--Vishnu Anand from New Delhi