Yu Yureka 2 Launched! The New Budget Flagship?
Yu Yureka 2 sports the tried and tested Snapdragon 625 with 4GB RAM
Micromax has launched their mid-range flagship Yu Yureka 2 today. Being the latest one in the Yureka series, Yu Yureka 2 will feature the much-beloved Snapdragon 625 chipset with 4GB RAM, a 16 megapixel rear camera and a beefy 3930 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.
The smartphone will be a Flipkart exclusive, and will go on sale during the Big Billion Sale.
Yu Yureka 2 – Specifications and Features
The specs of the Yu Yureka 2 are very similar to Redmi Note 4, but at a better price.
Yu Yureka 2 has a sturdy build, and boasts a good, comfortable shape. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back below the rear camera.
The Yureka 2 will come with a 5.5” Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 2.5D curved glass on top.
The device will get powered by Qualcomm’s stable Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with with 4GB RAM.
With a solid list of specs on board, the Yu Yureka 2 is a major let down with its software. The device will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. Micromax hasn’t revealed when the device will get the Nougat update. It might not see an update by the end of this year.
The device will come with 64GB of onboard storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB.
Sadly, Yu Yureka 2 will come with a hybrid SIM card slot which will force users to choose between having two SIM cards or a memory card and a single SIM.
Yureka 2 sports a 16MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash. Up front the device packs an 8MP shooter.
All major connectivity options are available on the handset. It includes 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and a micro USB port.
The device will pack in a big 3930 mAh battery, which claims to give a solid two-day back up with moderate usage and supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging.
Price and Availability
Yu Yureka 2 has been priced at Rs. 11,999 and will come in a single Gold colour variant. It will be a Flipkart Exclusive product, and will be available to buy from September 20.
Yu Yureka 2 – Detailed Specifications
Display: 5.5 inch full HD 1920×1080 pixels display with 2.5D curved glass on top
Hardware: Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with with 4GB RAM
Software: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (Nougat Update Expected by Next Year)
Storage: 64GB onboard storage; Can be further expanded up to 128GB
Rear Camera: 16MP with dual tone LED flash
Front Camera: 8MP
Connectivity and Sim Support: Dual SIM; Hybrid SIM Slot; Supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
Battery: 3930 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 support
Fingerprint Sensor: Placed at the rear below the camera
Price: Rs. 11,999/-
Yu Yureka 2 – Pros and Cons
Yu Yureka 2 has some great specs on board at this price, but also has some not-go-good things at the same time.
|Stable Processor||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Big Battery||Average Front Camera|
|64 GB Onboard Storage|
|16MP Rear Camera|
|Design and Build|
At Rs. 11,999 , Yu Yureka 2 will face direct competition from established players like Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X, Moto G5, Nokia 5, Lenovo K8 Plus and Coolpad Cool 1.
Yu Yureka 2 does seem good on paper considering the price. It may have borrowed a lot from Redmi Note 4, but Yu Yureka 2 has some top specs, albeit with outdated software. It will go on sale during Flipkart’s Big Billion Day Sale, so you can expect the Yu Yureka 2 at a better price with cashback offers.