YU Yutopia Announced

The imaging department includes insane 21MP rear shooter with PDAF, OIS and Dual LED flash to compliment photos in low light. It is the Sony made IMX230 sensor with 77.3-degree wide angle lens along with Blue Glass Filter. There is 8MP Omnivision OV8865 front shooter with f/2.2 aperture and 86-degree wide angle 5p lens to take good selfies. Source

The device will be running on Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, upgradable to Cyanogen OS 13 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. YU has managed to fit a relatively larger 3000mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 2.0 technology for blazing fast charging times. It can charge up to 60% in just 30 minutes, and YU claims 8 hours of talk time & 300 hours of standby time with a single charge.

Among other key features, the company has included a Fingerprint sensor on the back of the Yutopia. The handset supports connectivity features like Dual SIM (Hybrid Slot), 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB, GPS and USB OTG. The overall dimensions of the device are like 147 x 73 x 7.2 mm, and it weighs around 159 grams.
YU Yutopia YU5050 Full Specifications:
  • 5.2-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) OGS IPS display at 565PPI
  • 2GHz Octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno 430GPU
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with CyanogenOS 12.1
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 21MP rear camera with PDAF, Sony IMX230 sensor, 4K video recording, OIS
  • 8MP front camera, OmniVision OV8865 sensor, f/2.2 aperture
  • Dual SIM (Hybrid), Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, micro USB 2.0
  • DTS Sound, 3.5mm audio jack, Rear facing Speakers
  • 32GB internal storage with a microSD card slot up to 128GB
  • 3000mAh High-density Li-polymer battery
  • Dimensions: 147 x 73 x 7.2 mm
  • Weight: 159 grams

Pirce & Availability:
The YU Yutopia has been priced at INR 24999 (US $375), and it will be exclusively available on Amazon India. YU has started taking pre-bookings for the device, and the shipping will be begin from December 26th. Also, the YU will be shipping Yutopia smartphone with House of Marley Little Bird In-Ear Headphones, which come in a box that has a 9.2mm driver.
The company has introduced a couple of offers for the buyers of Yutopia. The first one includes the Double data offer for Airtel customers up to 6 months, and there is an assured upgrade program that will allow current Yutopia buyers to upgrade to Yutopia 2 when the new device becomes official in future. In addition, YU is ready to give 40% cashback value if they trade-in Yutopia for its successor (Yutopia 2). If you are planning to buy the first Yutopia version then users who purchase it using State Bank Credit Card, they will get INR 1000 cashback. The offer will be valid from December 17th to January 2nd, 2016.

Around YU:
Apart from the device launch, YU has introduced a new service called Around YU, which is a simple app that will help Yutopia users to discover what’s around them. It will be able to provide hotels, flight booking, shopping and all the other useful information. It works like “Explore Near By” service in Google Maps. The service can be triggered by swiping right from the home screen, which would be useful to discover the information quickly. YU is going to ship the Yutopia with Gaana as the default music player. YU is going to provide few offers on Around YU to entertain Yutopia buyers. The offers include INR 100 off on first Cab ride as well as the 4th ride will be free, 15% off on meals, 500 lucky users will get a flight for just INR 1 on the first trip (40 users per week) T&C apply and more.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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