Micromax has been trending on social media ever since the company announced its partnership with Cyanogen for the ‘YU' brand. As part of partnership, Cyanogen will only support Micromax's forthcoming Yu series of smartphones.
The partnership sent "shockwaves" around the tech industry, as already seen during the unveiling of OnePlus One in India last week. Perhaps all the attention and excitement around the OnePlus One died up quickly, and now the center of attraction is none other than Micromax's YU series of phones.
There's been a lot of curiosity around how the ‘YU' series, after all they will be the set of devices to run CyanogenMod ROM. Just ahead of the unveiling on December 18 in New Delhi, we were just sent a tip that the first smartphone under the ‘YU' brand may be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset, and it will support 4G LTE connectivity.
This is the same LTE-enabled chipset, with 64-bit processing architecture. Targeted at emerging markets such as China and India, the Snapdragon 410 will support all 4G LTE bands. The chipset is based on 28nm process, and will come with support for dual/ triple SIM card slots. Other highlighted features include Adreno 306 GPU, up to a 13-megapixel camera, 1080p video playback, Wi-Fi, NFC and more.
At the same time, the first handset under the ‘Yu' brand has been allegedly caught in a 13-second clip that shows a quick look at the device. The clip was made by a user during the Droid Con 2014 event. As you can see, the handset looks virtually identical to Micromax's previous model size-wise, but there are a few notable changes we can see there.
Of course, there's always the possibility that the device shown here is not the one we're talking about. But we're getting the sense that it's the real deal, since Micromax's Co-founder, Rahul Sharma, can be seen holding the device.
Micromax is holding an event on December 18 where it is expected to officially announce the ‘YU' range of handsets.
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