Yu Yunique leaks hours before launch, is a $72 Cyanogen OS phone


Yu’s holding a launch for its new (couple?) phone(s), but thanks to a leak via an online listing, we’ve managed a peek at the upcoming Yu Yunique.

Yu has three devices in its kitty as of now, including the Yureka, Yuphoria and the Yureka Plus. The Yunique will be its fourth phone, and like the other three, it’ll be fairly budget. What’s more interesting is that the Yunique is set to become the world’s most affordable Cyanogen OS phone at 4,799 INR or US$72 if the listings are to be believed.

Previous leaks have pointed at a Snapdragon 410 SoC that the phone will have. The new listing is consistent in that claim, and goes on to tell more about the phone. This includes a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720p HD IPS display, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM an 8 mega-pixel rear camera (with an impressive f/2.0 aperture) along with a 5 mega-pixel f/2.4 front facing 83-degree lens.

YU-Yunique

Last but not least, the Snapdeal listing says that the Yunique will have a 2,000mAh battery. Certainly not mind blowing, but definitely something you would expect from a US$72 phone.

The launch should be underway now, and full details should be out in a couple of hours.

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10 Comments

  1. The Bastard Christ
    September 8, 2015

    why the fuck does that look like a tablet? did the image get stretched out?

    • Jimmy J.
      September 8, 2015

      I like the front design, this is smart phones have to look like when they have on-screen buttons!
      Looks like a very good display-body ratio, no big borders.
      *Update* The phone at their website seems to have bigger borders, why?

      • Burs
        September 8, 2015

        Why? It’s chinese maketing my friend 🙂 I too was surprised about screen to body ratio and rather thin bezels. But you can’t get that even on much more expensive phones, let alone this ultra-budget model.

        • Bang Toyib
          September 9, 2015

          I didn’t know YU is chinese brand

          • Burs
            September 10, 2015

            OK, China and closer neighborhood 🙂

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    September 8, 2015

    why so small :/

    • crappkid
      September 8, 2015

      Yeah. All phones should be 5.5 inch so it fits everybody’s personal preferences.. /s

      • Muhammad Yasir
        September 9, 2015

        yes :p

  3. realjjj
    September 8, 2015
  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.