YU has launched its newest smartphone and the
company's first premium flagship device - the Yutopia - in the Indian
The Yutopia has
a unibody aluminum design with the antenna bands integrated around the edges
and a PureBlack glass up front that gives it a seamless look.
The phone has a
5.2-inch QHD LCD manufactured by Sharp. The display has a color gamut covering
91% of the NTSC color spectrum and a contrast ratio of 1000:1, and uses OGS to
laminate the display and the touchscreen layer to the Corning Gorilla Glass.
Yutopia runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, with 4GB of DDR4 RAM and
32GB storage with microSD expansion. There's also a 21 megapixel Sony IMX230
camera on the back with phase detection autofocus and optical image
stabilization. On the front is a 8 megapixel shooter.
includes a fingerprint sensor on the back that can also be used to take quick
selfies. The phone has DTS audio support and comes with Little Birds earphones
from the House of Marley in the bundle. Customers will also get a six-month
subscription to the music streaming service Gaana.
In terms of
software, the phone runs on the familiar Cyanogen OS 12.1, which is based on
Android 5.1 Lollipop, with the Marshmallow update arriving later. The phone
also includes a new service called 'Around YU', which integrates multiple
services in collaboration with companies like Zomato for ordering food, Scandid
for shopping, Ixigo for travel bookings, Ola, Taxi for Sure and Easy Cabs for
booking cabs. The goal is to integrate the services from these companies into
one app so you can find everything in one place without having to install their
individual apps. You can order your dinner, book your flight tickets, or call
for a cab from within the Around YU app.
The Yutopia is
powered by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. The phone supports Qualcomm
QuickCharge 2.0 for fast charging.
The YU Yutopia
is priced at INR 24,999 ($375) and will be available exclusively through Amazon
India. Pre-bookings start today and the phone will go on sale December 26