After about a couple of months of continuous teasing, Micromax-owned Yu Televentures has finally unveiled the much-awaited smartphone Yu Yutopia. The company has been touting the phone as the “World’s most powerful phone ever” and it does appear to be powerful for sure, if not the most powerful out there.
The Yu Yutopia sports a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2K) IPS SHARP display with a pixel density of 565ppi and Corning Concore Glass. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset (four 2GHz Cortex-A57 cores and four 1.5GHz Cortex-A52 cores) coupled with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. For handling the graphics related content, the phone has an Adreno 430 GPU.
For camera enthusiasts, Yu Yutopia ships with a 21MP rear shooter with Sony Exmor RS IMX230 sensor. It features 5P lens, optical image stabilization (OIS), phase detection autofocus (PDAF), dual tone LED flash, and ability to record 4k videos. While on the front, you will get an 8MP camera with 5P lens. The phone also has a fingerprint scanner at the back which can also be used for taking selfies.
The newest launch from Yu offers 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up yo 128GB via microSD card. The whole package is powered by a 3000mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 2.0. As claimed by Yu, the phone can be charged from 0% to 60% in 30 minutes. It is a dual-SIM phone (one micro and another nano SIM) with 4G LTE connectivity. The phone ships with CyanogenOS 12.1 based on Android Lollipop v5.1.1 with a Marshmallow update definitely on the cards.
It also comes with a new feature called Around YU which was announced by Yu after launching the phone. This feature can be accessed by swiping left from the home screen and it will show you important and interesting stuff around you. For example, you can use it to check hotels, cabs, restaurants, airports, hospitals, ATMs, etc. around you.
The Yu Yutopia has been launched at a price of Rs. 24,999 (about $376) and will be available exclusively via Amazon India. The phone is currently available for pre-orders and sales will start from December 26.
Other than this, Yu also announced an Assured Upgrade program under which every Yutopia buyer will get an upgrade window for upgrading to the Yu Yutopia 2 whenever it will be launched. As part of it, Yu will give a 40% cashback to users who will opt for upgrading to the Yutopia 2 and returning the old Yutopia.