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

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This is Micromax's CyanogenMod-powered YU smartphone - 720p display, 64-bit SoC on board
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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