Yu Televentures' latest flagship Yu Yunicorn will be going on sale on Tuesday in its first flash sale. The smartphone will be available at an introductory price of Rs. 12,999 exclusively via Flipkart. To recall, registrations for the sale began last week.
The smartphone will be available in Rush Silver, Graphite, and Rush Gold colour variants, though the last will be available in limited quantities for the first few sales.
(Also see: Yu Yunicorn Review)
The smartphone's hardware highlights are the high amount of memory and ample battery capacity at the price. The 8.5mm thick smartphone also features a metal frame and rear panel, using a brushed aluminium alloy including magnesium and manganese. It also sports a fingerprint scanner on the home button, which will unlock the smartphone in as little as 0.2 seconds, and stores up to 5 fingerprints on a chip.
For software, the smartphone runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with what Yu calls "Android on Steroids". The Around Yu services platform is said to have received an upgrade to v2.0, and partnerships with Ixigo, Ola, Uber enable bookings. The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM, Hybrid) Yu Yunicorn sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixel) display with Gorilla Glass 3, and is powered by an octa-core (4 cores at 1.8GHz, and 4 cores at 1.4GHz) MediaTek Helio P10 SoC with support for carrier aggregation, coupled with 4GB of RAM.
The Yunicorn bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with 32GB of storage, which can be expanded via the hybrid dual-SIM microSD card (up to 128GB) slot. It's powered by a 4000mAh battery rated to deliver up to 20 hours of talk time, and 500 hours of standby time. It also offers fast charging support. Connectivity options on board are pretty standard, and include 4G LTE support.
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