Micromax's Yu Yureka smartphone will be available on Thursday in its ninth flash sale that kicks off at 2pm IST on Amazon India for registered users. Yu, unlike several previous sales, had at the time of writing not yet revealed how many units will be going on sale.
The last flash sale saw 30,000 smartphones going out of stock in seven seconds. The seventh flash sale also saw 30,000 units of the Yu Yureka smartphones, which went out of stock in six seconds.
15,000 units went out of stock in four seconds in the sixth flash sale while the fifth sale saw 25,000 units go out of stock in four seconds. The third sale saw 10,000 units and fourth sale saw 15,000 units going out of stock in three seconds and four seconds respectively.
Last week, Yu Televentures, a subsidiary of Micromax, confirmed the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its Yureka smartphone would roll out soon. The company shared a connect-the-dots image of a lollipop, and with the last dot numbered 26, the firm hinted at March 26 as the release date for the Android 5.0 update.
Priced at Rs. 8,999, Micromax's Yu Yureka (Review | Pictures) offers some rather impressive specifications at the price. The dual-SIM smartphone features Cat. 4 4G LTE connectivity, and runs Cyanogen OS 11 based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. It bears a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3; a 64-bit 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC (MSM8939); an Adreno 405 GPU; 2GB of RAM; a 13-megapixel Sony Exmor CMOS sensor rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture and flash; a front-facing 5-megapixel fixed-focus camera; 16GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB), and a 2500mAh Li-Po battery.