Micromax has the Micromax Yu handset also called the Yureka. It is simply amazing, an octa core powered (64 bit) snapdragon 615 chipset and running Cyanogen 11 out of the box. All this for a price tag of just Rs. 8,999.

The Micromax Yu will be available on Amazon.in, registration will start from tomorrow and handset will be available in 2nd week of January 2015. Inside the hood it houses the Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) 64 bit octa core processor clocked at 1.5GHz with Adreno 405 GPU.

This is a dual SIM handset with 4G + 3G support. It runs Cyanogen 11 with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Yes a micro SD card is also present that can hold up to 32GB external cards. Yu Yureka is 8.8mm thick and comes with 13MP camera on rear and 5MP on the front.

Rear camera is with SONY EXMOR CMOS sensor. The screen is 5.5 inches, IPS with Corning Gorilla Glass3 protection. Screen resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels. Key features are 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. A 2500 mAh battery powers up the handset.

Micromax Yu Yureka launched for Rs. 8,999

Micromax Yu Yureka comes with excellent hardware and with a tempting price tag, a Yureka for Indian users. Registration starts from tomorrow at 2PM and delivery will commence in January.

Micromax has mentioned that users can root the phone if they want and it will not void the warranty. 2 custom Yu themes will be available for free at the launch.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in