YU Televentures, the subsidiary of Micromax, silently launched a new smartphone called YU Yureka S with mediocre specifications in India, today. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 12,999 and will be available both online and offline in only black color.
The Yureka S boasts a 5.2-inch FHD screen and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology, which is slightly outdated these days. The handset is powered by a Snapdragon 615 chipset along with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage with support for expandable storage via microSD card slot.
There is 13MP rear camera along with f/2.2 aperture and single tone LED flash. Up front, is a 5MP front facing camera which also has support for f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone runs the company's own OS called ' Android on Steriods (AOS)' with the prominent 'Around Yu' feature.
YU also included the Wolfson Codec and Yamaha Amplifier for better audio output. The smartphone even has a noise cancellation mic which removes all the background noise while on call.
Connectivity wise, there is Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, USB OTG, and microUSB port. A 3,000mAh battery power the smartphone and it also has support for QuickCharge 1.0 which is also an outdated technology. The device weighs 172 grams and measures 154.8 x 78 x 8.5 mm.
The handset also misses on a fingerprint sensor which can be seen on many smartphones these days in the same price range. With mediocre specifications, the YU Yureka S will be facing a stiff competition from its rivals such as the Redmi Note 3, Lenovo Z1, and Lenovo Vibe Note K5.