YU Yuphoria gets a price cut, now runs stock Android

NEW DELHI: Almost five months after its launch, Micromax YU has reduced the price of the YU Yuphoria budget smartphone by Rs 500. The phone is now available on Amazon India at Rs 6,499.
Interestingly, the phone runs Android 5.0 in its near-stock avatar and not Cyanogen OS 12, which was preloaded on the phone when it was initially launched. YU has also announced a pure Android version of the Yureka Plus and the company’s latest Yunique smartphone also comes with stock Android. This indicates that perhaps all is not well between Cyanogen and Micromax with the latter removing the popular custom aftermarket version of Android from its phones. Cyanogen OS is known for its customisability, enhanced performance and additional features.
To recap, the YU Yuphoria phone features a 5-inch HD (720x1280p) fully-laminated IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Powered by a 64 bit 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core chip, Adreno 306 GPU and 2GB DDR3 RAM, the phone has 16GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
YU Yuphoria features a 8MP rear camera (f2.2 aperture, capable of 1080p video capture) with LED flash and a 5MP front camera (f2.0) with 86 degree wide angle lens.
In terms of connectivity, the dual-sim phone supports 3G, 4G (CAT 4, including TDD-LTE, Indian 4G bands), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. It comes with a 2230mAh high-density quick charge battery which the company claims delivers 160 hours of standby time.
The phone comes with a Cirrus Logic Wolfson Stereo DCA audio chip for enhanced sound.