Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures has proclaimed that its upcoming smartphone, the Yu Yutopia or the Yu550 as it is known from benchmarks, is the “most powerful phone on this planet,” providing a bit of hype for a smartphone that has not yet arrived on the market – and may be surpassed soon thereafter.
Yu founder Rahul Sharma says that its upcoming device will be top every device that has emerged so far, with the founder telling fans and readers to “stay tuned” at the company forum site. While nothing definite is known at this time, there have been some specs detected in benchmarks over time: a 5.2-inch, Full HD display with 1920 x 1080p screen resolution, a 1.5GHz, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM (whether DDR3 or DDR4 RAM is unknown yet), microSD card slot and dual-SIM support, and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with CyanogenOS on top.
As for benchmark testing, the Yu Yutopia (Yu550) scored 1353 in single-core performance and 4622 in multi-core performance, which places it behind the Meizu Pro 5 in single-core (1550) and multi-score (5593) scores. The Meizu Pro 5 houses Samsung’s own octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC, as opposed to the Yu Yutopia’s rumored Snapdragon 810 processor.
Controversial “Flagship killer” campaign company OnePlus has faced the same outcome with the hype that came with OnePlus proclaiming the OnePlus 2 to be the “2016 flagship killer,” only to see the company’s latest smartphone come with the overheating Snapdragon 810 processor while lacking Near Field Communication (NFC) at its release. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has recently gone on record as saying that OnePlus should learn to be modest in its confidence – before publishing a letter requesting that Samsung make him an intern.
We’d be interested in reading Carl Pei’s response after the Yu Yutopia arrives.