Next week, Micromax's subsidiary, Yu Yunicorn will unveil a new smartphone called Yunicorn. The company will host a media event on May 19 in New Delhi to launch the device. The invite to the event states "redefine flagship".
The name of the smartphone suggests that the device emphasizes on the design and the overall user experience, unlike the previous launch Yutopia that focused more on hardware.
Right now, the details about the Yunicorn smartphone are scarce, but there are a few speculations that were leaked by the listing on GeekBench database.
Lately, Micromax confirmed that the upcoming flagship will be based on Android with an in-depth integration of Around Yu, which is a service aggregator platform introduced alongside the Yutopia last year. The Yunicorn smartphone will be exclusive to the online channels.
Yunicorn to have fingerprint scanner and metal body
Though not much is known about the device, it is believed to arrive with a fingerprint scanner and boast a metallic body.
Yu Yunicorn benchmark leak revealed impressive specs
The Yu Yunicorn was spotted on GeekBench lately with the model number YU5530. IT seemed to be packed with good hardware aspects and capable of rendering a polished experience.
The leak showed that the device might arrive with a MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor running at 1.83 GHz teamed up with 4 GB of RAM. It appears to have a Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.
No more Cyanogen OS!
The Yunicorn will not be launched with the Cyanogen OS as the deal between Yu and Cyanogen is over. Micromax will use its own software in its devices.
The software of Micromax will be a slightly tweaked Android platform. The software of Yunicorn will be based on Android Lollipop and it will be updated on a regular basis.
Yunicorn will be based on Project Highway
Though the software of Micromax will not give a pure Android feel as in the Nexus devices, the features and user interface will have a closer look to stock Android instead of being highly modified as in the case of Cyanogen OS.
The software will be the result of Project Highway that the Yu developers are prepping since the past several months.