Micromax’s YU may launch two brand new devices tomorrow

Micromax’s YU has seen plenty of success and positive feedback in India, and it’s not a mystery as to why. The company has managed to consistently pump out good smartphones at very attractive prices, and on top of that their phones also run CyanogenOS out of the box, which makes the devices very enticing. What YU does lack however is a proper flagship device, a problem they’re hoping to rectify with their upcoming flagship, the YU5050.

Recently leaked on India’s import export listing site Zauba, the YU5050 will be YU’s main flagship device with top of the line specs. According to a recent leak, the device may come in two variants. One will come with a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 5.2-FHD display. The higher end model will have a possibly higher clocked Snapdragon 810, along with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 5.2-QHD display. Both devices should come with 21MP rear cameras, 8MP front cameras and will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.

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The other recently leaked YU device the YU4711, a low-end unit that recently made an appearance on Geekbench, and is much less interesting compared to the YU5050. The YU4711 appears to be running on the Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, along with a single GB of RAM. This could be an extremely cheap device made to compete with the Android One devices and other similar devices in India.

The YU5050 is estimated to be priced somewhere between RS20000 – 25000 ($300 – 374), thanks to a leaked import price from Zauba. This would put in direct competition with the recently announced OnePlus 2, and should result in some interesting comparisons. The YU4711 on the other hand has no news on it’s pricing, so we’ll have to wait for tomorrow for more news.

The YU5050 is set to be released on the 8th of September. How do you feel about these devices? Do you think you has a chance to give OnePlus a taste of it’s own medicine? Tell us down in the comments.

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  1. Dante
    September 7, 2015

    Snapdragon 810 = More than half of the comunity on this site already hate this device

    • E8hffff
      September 7, 2015

      So there’s no fix for the heating problems?

      • Dante
        September 7, 2015

        the issue has been fixed but a lot of haters here

        • Technerd
          September 7, 2015

          The heating yea this has been fixed but with slower clocks .That fix is so innovative just clock the speed down wow such an good idea.

          • Dante
            September 7, 2015

            Yeah – pupeels are geniuzes soometimez 😛

        • Airyl
          September 7, 2015

          The fix is basically just downgrading the chip though.

  2. E8hffff
    September 7, 2015

    I haven’t heard much about Indian phones except batteries exploding a few years back. Anyone swear by their quality and experience? The specs denoted in the article are nice!

    • Teratoid
      September 7, 2015

      Most Indian OEM-made devices aren’t very high-end. The focus of most is strictly on budget devices. So most phones tend to be plastic-y, not very well put together. Performance ranges between poor to passable. OEMs are learning though; we’ve had devices like the (waaaaay overpriced) Micromax Sliver 5 and the (disappointingly slow) Xolo Black released recently; they’ve still got ways to go before catching up to Chinese/Korean phone makers when it comes to optimising the device, but they’re getting there.

      Coming to this device, it already looks like a hot lemon. I can’t recall too many phone makers (none, now that I think on it) here who have dabbled with SD8XX chipsets, so that’s a good thing, but I wish they’d gone with an 808 instead (and a 1080p screen too).

  3. Guaire
    September 7, 2015

    It isn’t clocked to 1.5GHz. Geekbench shows LITTLE cluster’s max frequency. I can say 1353 single core score indicates test unit runs at full speed and without throttling at least during benchmark.

    If it really has 16GB storage my guess is it will have SD slot.

    Yuphoria was interesting.

    If that flagship came with metal chasis, removable battery and Nokia like design (again) plus SD slot and low price, with that screen size and Cyanogen it can take people’s interest all over the world IMO.

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    September 7, 2015

    will be expensive … even for indians