Micromax announces Yureka with Cyanogen OS 11 in India

18 December, 2014

Micromax has finally launched its much hyped Yureka smartphone, part of the new Yu series of phone made in collaboration with Cyanogen. The phone will be sold exclusively through Amazon India for Rs. 8,999 ($142).

The Yureka has a 5.5-inch, 1280x720 resolution IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC with 1.5GHz octa-core CPU and Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory with microSD card slot, 13 megapixel Sony IMX135 rear camera with 24fps burst mode and f2.2 aperture, 5 megapixel front camera, 4G LTE connectivity, dual SIM support, 2,500mAh battery and Cyanogen OS 11.

The partnership with Cyanogen is the big deal here and is one of a kind, with Micromax having exclusive rights over the OS. This was the main reason for the controversy involving OnePlus One and the Delhi High Court order preventing OnePlus from selling phones in India with Cyanogen OS.

The features and specifications of the Yureka seem quite impressive for the price. We will have to wait and see how the phone performs in real life.