Micromax announces Cyanogen powered YU Yureka smartphone for Rs. 8999

After several controversies, Micromax has officially launched its Cyanogen powered YU range of smartphones with the YU Yureka.


Micromax has announced the launch of the YU Yureka smartphone, which is the company’s first Cyanogen powered smartphone in the newly launched YU range. The device has a 5.5 inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The smartphone is powered by the 64 bit octa core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz along with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The YU Yureka has a 13 MP rear facing auto focus camera with Sony Exmor R sensor, f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. There is also a front facing 5 MP camera with OmniVision 5648 sensor. The device runs on the latest CyanogenMod OS 11 which is based on the Android KitKat version. The handset is priced at Rs. 8999 and would be available exclusively on Amazon India.

Speaking about the YU Yureka, Rahul Sharma, said, “The future is moving from an app driven experience to a services drive experience and YU in partnership with Cyanogen is a platform that is going to lead that transformation. We will work directly with developers’ community and brands to build services right on the OS layer and offer a differentiated consumer experience. We are creating a global platform for Indian app developers to rise at the world stage. For YU, services will be the core focus which would be ably supported by hardware partners like Qualcomm to offer a seamless and customised experience through our devices and services. We are together committed to challenge the limits of possibility and create a new world.”

Micromax YU YUREKA specs:

  • 5.5 inch display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 1.5 GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 13 MP primary camera
  • 5 MP front facing camera
  • CyanogenMod OS 11
  • 2500 mAh battery