Yu Yunique is the cheapest CM OS phone at $75


Yu’s newest, the Yu Yunique is now alive and kicking. After being leaked hours ahead of launch, full spec info and other details about the device are now available.

What makes the Yunique unique is the fact that it is the cheapest Cyanogen OS phone around at just 4,999 INR or US$75. Not just that, the Yunique also happens to be the most affordable 4G phone in India according to Yu, which is a Micromax subsidiary.

The Yunique comes with a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720p HD display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB on-board storage. Besides that, the US$75 phone has an 8 mega-pixel rear camera, 2 mega-pixel front facing shooter and a 2000mAh battery.

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It runs Cyanogen OS 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1. If you’re in India, you’ll be able to purchase the Yunique from Snapdeal every Tuesday at 12pm noon starting 15th September.

Yu has been fairly well received in India since its first phone, the Yureka (review). The young phone maker followed it up with the Yuphoria, Yureka Plus and ultimately the Yunique.

A more powerful Snapdragon 810 version too is expected to be unveiled, leaks and rumours of which have been making rounds lately. Keep watching this space for updates!

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24 Comments

  1. Yeti hand
    September 8, 2015

    In my opinion, a POS, save those bucks and get something way better seriously

    • Stef
      September 9, 2015

      The use of 1gb of Ram is suspect. Cameras are as if they don’t exist (as any phone below $100). But apart from those two it’s by far the best sub $100 phone.

      Not a very respectable category granted, but the mere fact that this phone may be usable (ram allowing) is -I think- a first on the sub $100 category. Typically this category of phones includes gems like 512mb of ram, dual A7 CPU, 800×480 resolution, etc… This phone avoids all those pitfalls, so to me it’s certainly not PoS.

      I wouldn’t buy it but per dollar spent it may well be the best deal out of any phone out there right now.

      • Yeti hand
        September 9, 2015

        I see 1 or 2gb of ram and even 16go of memory with a good resolution for 100 dollars or less on every website I visite
        example:
        http://www.pandawill.com/mobile-phone-c1/4g-cell-phone.html

        I stand my ground this is a piece of shit

        • Stef
          September 9, 2015

          Did you even look at the link you gave me? Everything is far worse there … or unreleased

          • Yeti hand
            September 9, 2015

            Not sure if you’re trolling or serious ok
            first of all this phone too is unreleased it is supposed to be released soon just like cyanogen software…
            let’s take a look at the under 100 dollars phones in my link
            so you mean
            the doogee x5 pro
            the oukitel u2
            the viewsonic v500s
            the jiayu f2 are worse than this??
            Should I stop here or bring the others websites into the conversation ?? Because I know some that sell WAYYYY better phones for less than 140 dollars
            Also don’t change what you said, you implied we barely get 512mb ram, good cpu and good resolution at less than 100 while my link bring MASSIVE amount of phones with superior hardware Jiayu, oukitel, siswoo, xiaomi, zoppo, foxconn, viewsonic….
            You even went as far as calling THIS HUGE PIECE OF SHIT the best under 100 phone?? Ugh

            • Stef
              September 9, 2015

              Do you even read the specs before posting? Apart from the Doogee which is unreleased the rest have painfully low resolution or are way above $100.

              Like I said the Yunique is not a good phone but quite better than what currently sells out there for $100 or less…

            • Yeti hand
              September 9, 2015

              AHAHAAHA

              again changing what you said I knew you woud pick the doogee
              since you would look for a way to save you ass but now what about the jiayu and the viewsonic ?? It’s not even funny

              ” it’s by far the best sub $100 phone” YEAH RIGHT

              “Not a very respectable category granted, but the mere fact that this phone may be usable (ram allowing) is -I think- a first on the sub $100 category. Typically this category of phones includes gems like 512mb of ram, dual A7 CPU, 800×480 resolution, etc”
              YEAH RIGHT how many phones with better hardware than that list in my link again??

              dude… Seriously….I use a timmy e86 that I bought LAST YEAR for 79 dollars hd resolution, 1gb of ram 8go of memory
              I’m starting to fell bad for you!

            • Stef
              September 9, 2015

              “how many phones with better hardware ”

              Not one?
              They are either low res, above $100, or unreleased.

              I have to ask again, do you even read your links?

            • Yeti hand
              September 9, 2015

              low resolution?? It’s your last defense?? ok let me bury you

              The Google Android developer documentation[14] groups displays by their approximate pixel densities into the following categories:

              LDPI: Low density, ~120 dots per inch

              MDPI: Medium density, ~120-160 dots per inch

              TVDPI: Medium High density, ~160-213 dots per inch

              HDPI or HiDPI: High density, ~213-240 dots per inch

              XHDPI: eXtra High density, ~240-320 dots per inch

              XXHDPI: eXtra eXtra High density, ~320-480 dots per inch[15]

              XXXHDPI: eXtra eXtra eXtra High density, ~480-640 dots per inch[16]

              now let’s go

              siswoo chocolate 4’5 960 x 540 => dpi 244 where is your low res?

              foxconn m2 4’2 Hd resolution 349 dpi again where??

              zoppo zp320 5′ hd resolution 293 dpi where is the low res??

              HAHAHAHA let me continue since you asked for it

              lordor ld700 5′ hd resolution ….. Did you even check the phones
              seriously?

              Xiaomi redmi 4’7 HD… AAAAH why am I still talking to you???

              As for the viewing distance it’s up to the user liking don’t ever start me on this the 300 dpi marketing thing, I leave this here as a reference
              http://www.phonearena.com/news/Quad-HD-vs-1080p-vs-720p-comparison-heres-whats-the-difference_id55697

              But since you didn’t check my previous link before running your big mouth I have little hope…

              Now … Can you shut up please because you’re pathetically wrong
              and looking like a sad child who doesn’t want to accept that fact

            • Stef
              September 9, 2015

              My “last” defense? What are you talking about mate? You’re the one with the moving targets.

              I told you one thing and one thing alone, Yu Yureka is a great deal for $100 or less. You’ve done nothing apart from listing lower spec’ed or (far) more expensive phones.

              Your drivel does not impress me, it’s off-topic… It’s like you have some reading-comprehension issue, so staying on topic with you is hard as it is…

            • Yeti hand
              September 9, 2015

              Moving target???
              Hey buddy read my quote AHAHAHA ”best phone under 100″ then “great deal” or ” Not a very respectable category granted, but the mere fact that this phone may be usable (ram allowing) is -I think- a first on the sub $100 category. Typically this category of phones includes gems like 512mb of ram, dual A7 CPU, 800×480 resolution, etc ”
              and then say I have moving target when I tore his bullshits apart???
              You’re pathetic I’m out

            • Stef
              September 9, 2015

              ” does that ring some bells”
              No?

              Now you’re manufacturing quotes, too. I searched and search what I’ve written and the phrase ”best phone under 100″ is never used.

              Congrats, you achieve a new low in reading comprehension and you have yet to support your initial argument that Yu Yureka is PoS. You venture further and further off topic…

              I don’t know what you’re doing -anymore- mate…

            • Yeti hand
              September 9, 2015

              Pathetic…. REALLY pathetic have some pride at least and shut up
              “Stef • 8 hours ago

              The use of 1gb of Ram is suspect. Cameras are as if they don’t exist (as any phone below $100). But apart from those two it’s by far the best sub $100 phone.

              Not a very respectable category granted, but the mere fact that this phone may be usable (ram allowing) is -I think- a first on the sub $100 category. Typically this category of phones includes gems like 512mb of ram, dual A7 CPU, 800×480 resolution, etc… This phone avoids all those pitfalls, so to me it’s certainly not PoS.

              I wouldn’t buy it but per dollar spent it may well be the best deal out of any phone out there right now.”

              You’re by far the most pathetic dude I ever have evet met on internet congrats

            • Stef
              September 9, 2015

              “But apart from those two it’s by far the best sub $100 phone.”

              That’s the true quote, very different than yours and it means something entirely different than what you think…

              Like I said “reading-comprehension issues”.

              And to unpack it further. If it was NOT for the 1GB of Ram and bad camera it would have been “the best sub $100 phone” (that’s what “apart from those two” means)…

            • Yeti hand
              September 9, 2015

              apart from you suspecting the ram and the camera WHICH I NEVER MENTIONNED I only showed how silly the argument YOU BRANG in the conversation were
              you poor excuse of a man!!!
              eeeeww

            • Stef
              September 9, 2015

              Again, I don’t understand what you’re talking about. This is certainly not English.

              I merely told you that it’s rude to manufacture quotes and then attacking a person based on them. It’s called the strawman fallacy, please don’t do it again.

              Having said that (and to return things back to the topic) I have yet to see why Yu Yureka is PoS. Do you have a phone of similar specs at a similar price? If not my case is rested.

              Peace.

            • Yeti hand
              September 9, 2015

              AHAHAHA pathetic dude you’re going on facebook

            • Stef
              September 9, 2015

              You still make no sense … hmm making no sense becomes a trend with you I see… Anyway since you obviously have no will to write anything on topic I’ll stop here. Have fun with your circle-jerk 😉

            • Yeti hand
              September 9, 2015

              DONE

  2. realjjj
    September 8, 2015

    It’s not just CM , there are 2 options, pure Android and CM – maybe look into what version will be available first, just in case they won’t have both from the start since Micromax seems to be highlighting the pure Android version.

  3. balcobomber25
    September 8, 2015

    I’m not a huge fan of CM but that’s not bad a deal for the specs offered if you do like CM.

  4. AdM
    September 8, 2015

    Yu Yunique won’t have CyanogenOS. You need to do your research better…

    According to GSMArena, “The phone comes with stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box but users will have the option to install Cyanogen OS 12.1 later.”

    I think everyone knows what later means for an Indian cheap devices manufacturer.

  5. Avinash kumar
    September 9, 2015

    yeah this phone will come with a nexus like stock lollipop 5.1 . No CM 12.1 on this phone .

  6. Steven Fox
    September 9, 2015

    Still the phone is quite the bargain at 75$.