Micromax's Yu Televentures stepped into the printer space with the launch of its portable printer called the YuPix. This is a compact printer can be connected to iOS and Android devices via the YuPix app available on respective application stores. The Yu Yupix will be available exclusively on Amazon India starting today, priced at Rs. 6,999.
Yu, which is Micromax's take on Chinese payers such as Xiaomi, is also prepping to announce a new smartphone at an event on Tuesday. The company already has a few smartphones, and Yu Fit fitness band in the market, and has earlier announced HealthYu heart rate monitor. It also showcased a portable Bluetooth speaker, the Yubic, however is yet to announce its price and availability. With this new pocket sized printer the company is expanding its range to the printer space as well.
As for the specifications and features of the YuPix, the pocket sized printer is capable of printing an image under 60 seconds, as per company claims. Given that it has an inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity options, it offers an image transfer speed 10 times faster. The company claims that the YuPix comes with a unique cartridge, which does not require a cleaning roll. Also, the cartridge comes with an integrated ink ribbon and photo paper. The printer uses Dye Sublimation technology to print photos, and is water and fingerprint resistant
According to Yu, the YuPix can print photos in 2.1x3.4-inch size, at a resolution of 291dpi. One can print up to 10 continuous copies though the printer at a time. It measures in at 75.9x 152.6x 23.8 mm, and weighs in at 273gms including the cartridge. The printer runs on 750mAh battery.