Cyanogen-based Yu Yureka sold out in seconds

Cyanogen-based Yu Yureka sold out in seconds
Last month, Micromax introduced the Yu Yureka, the first Indian-made smartphone to be based on Cyanogen OS. The handset was properly released today, and - surprisingly or not - it went out of stock in just 3 seconds. While it’s true that only 10,000 units were made available, the handset’s instant success is still impressive.

Dubbed “the Zeus of phones” by Micromax, the Yureka is the very first product included in the Yu brand, which was created specifically for Cyanogen handsets. The Yureka costs $145 (8,999 INR), while offering rather impressive features for that kind of money: an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 5.5-inch 720p display, 5 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, and 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone even has LTE connectivity, and 16 GB of expandable internal memory.

The next batch of Yu Yureka smartphones will be made available on January 22, exclusively via Amazon India. If the handset will go out of stock in seconds again, we could say that India now has its own Xiaomi (as you may know, Xiaomi is famous for its flash sales, usually selling tens of thousands of smartphones in mere minutes).

sources: Yu (Twitter), Amazon India via 

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  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(8h talk time)



1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

budget phone with flagship DNA

4. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

True, same specd htc820 is selling at 25000(~$425)

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, but they must increase the availability with one more 0 (zero) to 10000.

9. Shubham412302

Posts: 578; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

they should have sold atleast 50k even amazon website was not responding during the sale

10. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Mmx phones are now made in india and not imported, so hope in few months they will meet the demand, atleast i am hopefull

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

meanwhile on the same day xiaomi redmi 1s sold out 50000 units on 11 seconds and redmi note 4g sold out 50000 units in 2 min 50 sec..... this is india for everyone, in coming years chinese and local brands will rule smartphone market by offering great value for money and dirt cheap phones...

3. Exempt1 unregistered

Looks nice, very clean. Wish they followed the Android L soft key buttons scheme, they have the Home but kept the old Recents and Back :/ Oh well, I don't live in India anyway. Someone make something Android L themed for the UK! :D

5. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

The Zeus of phones? What a claim to make!

6. unwanted

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

most specifically they had only 3000 units for sale

8. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

On the other side of the planet, there is a local rebrander that sells "expensive" phones. This specific model costs about $310. What can you say?

11. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

cyanogenmod = backstabbing traitors

12. Furbal unregistered

Hell for those specs i'd buy one

13. abhi123456789

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

this phone is a steal for rs8999 !!!

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