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The first 64-bit CyanogenMod-powered device breaks cover - meet the $142 Micromax Yureka

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The first 64-bit CyanogenMod-powered device breaks cover - meet the $142 Micromax Yureka
Micromax and Cyanogen's exclusive partnership in India already led to sales bans flying in the air, hitting both Xiaomi and OnePlus during the past week or so, which are currently prohibited from selling and advertising their products in the country, as both have reportedly violated its exclusive partnership with Cyanogen Inc

The reason for this is Micromax's CyanogenMod-powered line of devices, dubbed Yu, the first representative of which just broke cover - the Micromax Yureka.

It's donning a price tag of roughly $142 (Rs. 8,999) and boasting some pretty respectable hardware. We are dealing with a dual-SIM, LTE-enabled handset with a 5.5-inch 720p display. The raw computational work is procured by а 64-bit, quad-core Snapdragon 615 silicon coupled with 2GB of RAM. Memory-wise, we have 16GB of native storage, as well as a slot for a microSD present. A 13MP camera can be found at the back, while the front of the Yureka is home to a 5MP selfie shooter. A 2,500mAh juicer is keeping the whole shebang running and kicking.

As far as software is concerned, the Micromax Yureka is powered by an Android 4.4.4 KitKat-based CyanogenMod 11, arguably the most popular aftermarket Android firmware. It comes with built-in theme support, as well as Nextbit Baton-compliant - the latter means that you can sync and backup all of your apps over many different CyanogenMod-powered devices without losing precious data and settings.

As we mentioned, the Micromax Yureka dons a rather appealing price tag. The device is currently available on Amazon India.


source: Amazon India via Android Central

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posted on 18 Dec 2014, 03:51 5

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1316; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Good news for India , time for them to support domestic

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:00 6

8. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1485; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Great price and great specs. Great news indeed.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:35

25. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Just a rebranded SD615 Powered CoolPad F2.
Meh.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:49 2

28. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


Seems to be correct but has terribly good value for the price.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 05:36

34. realjjj (Posts: 375; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


No not really, was good a fe wmonths ago but not for 2015. At that price devices with 1080p and slightly faster SoC are starting to be announced in China while India is getitng close to China prices since the Chinese players are going pretty hard after that market.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 08:46

48. NexusX (Posts: 556; Member since: 16 May 2013)


supporting domestic is not a responsbility, you know the chinese only buy their products because they provide the same user experience as name-brands but cheaper right?Chinese don't give a shit about nationalists responsbilities. Nationalism has held back progress throughout history.

By the way micromax phones are made/designed in China, so you are basically paying the Chinese while a percentage goes to the Micromax's marketing team. So no indian job creation

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 09:04

49. Suo.Eno (Posts: 516; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Yeah but you'll get a better value w/ this CM supported rebrand than the originating model for sure at the very least.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 03:52 5

2. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


FYI, this company, Micromax, has also got One Plus One banned from India.

Not really interested in a product from a company which believes in suing then owning up to the competition.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:02 7

10. wargreymon (Posts: 757; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


You mean that Cyanogen sold themselves. Not interested in greedy backstabbers either.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:12 1

16. RajRicardo (Posts: 447; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Yes and look at the crap they just made. Looks ugly and no where close to OnePlus in performance and Quality.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:48 7

26. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


lol.....no sh!t, Sherlock !

Its almost 1/3rd the price of OnePlus One. What were you expecting ?! and how do you know the performance and quality when it hasn't started selling yet ?

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 08:24 1

43. needa (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


it is half the price of the opo and it says it is available on amazon.

and i think you should look at acyanogen on this one, not micromax. they are the ones that signed a deal with a competing company while knowing the opo was going to hit the shelves in india.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 08:45

47. Shubham412302 (Posts: 445; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


they are banned untill one plus makes its own rom available for one plus one in india
most of the one plus buyers are the one who likes cm so most of them will eventually flash cm on it

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 09:09

50. Suo.Eno (Posts: 516; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


You're confused here. There's no "backstabbing" going on and CM never went out to be exclusive on any OEMs over the other like why should that be the case?

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 13:38

52. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Nope.

OnePlus One costs about 22k in INR and this is 9K as per the article. So neither you nor me are correct. But the thing is since I considered this is offering a MicroSd slot and One plus One doesn't and the 64GB is more expensive I thought its safer to say 1/3 instead of 1/2.

Also it says it is available on Amazon but not available to buy. Try it. Its available to buy since 19th Dec. which in India is available now but when I posted my earlier comment it was 18th Dec. which is when the phone wasn't available. To be fair its still 18th here in UK :)

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 03:52 2

3. rsivapradeep (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)


That price makes me attractive :( damn i want to buy oneplusone but this is kicking my mind ... please any suggestions... :(

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 03:55 4

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1316; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


I love one plus, but supporting domestic is our responsibility, you should buy this instead, just cost you rs9k very cheap

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 03:57 1

7. rsivapradeep (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)


that's what is the problem... Micromax mobile are not as standard as others like nokia ,samsung ... even i doubt about their camera,615 snapdragon performance and 2500ma battery are looks bad :(

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:00 4

9. RajRicardo (Posts: 447; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Buy this junk and you will be encouraging Micromax to produce more cheap Junk. Buy OnePlus and the company will provide better flagship next time. Domestic is our responsibility. But so is the responsibility of MM to provide good quality and performance It's not always about price.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:52

29. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 158; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


Besides, this is just a rebranded chinese junk anyway, either way you ain't supporting domestic product.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 05:15

30. saiki4116 (Posts: 400; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


If MMX have designed the phone by themselves and manufactured in India, Then that support domestic arguement is valid. Neverthless, it's priced right.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 06:17

37. sram145 (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


Couldnt agree with you more.. most of chinese moved to chinese smartphones from Apple and Samsung as they are getting good quality smartphones at most affortable prices but here in India we are getting ONLY "OK" smartphones at affortable prices. Its past time that indian manufactures should produce competitive quality products at affortable prices.. till then no indian should support such quality less products..

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 06:20

38. rsivapradeep (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)


thank u my frnd u got a point :) are u using one+ , but i can't think one+ with out CGM.. what u say

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 03:56 3

5. rsivapradeep (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)


its 145$ not 142$ ... awesome price awesome specs but lacks a good processor like 800

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 03:57 3

6. RajRicardo (Posts: 447; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


My impressions.

1. Looks ugly.
2. Cheap build quality. (I've used MM before. Trust me.)
3. Not even close to the Redmi series.

I love you OnePlus One. Can't believe Cyanogenmod sided with MM for this piece of Junk. OnePlus is miles better and smashes this in every comparison out there except the price.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:02

11. rsivapradeep (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)


are u using oneplus one.... i am in great dilema on one+ or yureka... can u suggest me in this

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:02

12. rsivapradeep (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)


are u using oneplus one.... i am in great dilema on one+ or yureka... can u suggest me in this

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:08 1

13. RajRicardo (Posts: 447; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


my brother uses OnePlus One. I use Z3. Yes. Go for OnePlus One. It's a great investment.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:08 4

14. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Did you even hold it once? People just start commenting on products before even watching it in person. Micromax was bad before, but lately it has made a lot of improvements. Just don't comment before holding it in person. People here in India like Xiaomi because it offers high end products for cheaper price. But when Micromax does that, they go nuts as it is a Indian company and Xiaomi isn't.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 04:09 5

15. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1316; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


XiaoMi was sucks, but rising now from the funds from domestic supporters

Rome won't built in one day, innovation takes time, give micromaxx another chance. Every entrepreneur deserves a chance

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