The new Yu Yuphoria was made by the company’s teams in Bangalore and Beijing and aims at metal mid-rangers but at a much more affordable price, than others with this kind of design in the market.
The Yuphoria has a metal frame that runs around the rim of the device and the back is made of soft touch plastic. The phone is 8.25mm thick and weighs 143g.
The screen is a 5″ IPS display with 720p resolution (294ppi) guarded by Gorilla Glass 3. Above it is a 5MP, f/2.0 selfie camera, while the back sports an 8MP, f/2.2 camera. The camera on the back is placed in the center and features a “Saturn rings” design that will be present in future Yu phones. It is also powered by a Snapdragon 410 (four 64-bit CPU cores and Adreno 306) with 2GB of RAM. It runs Cyanogen OS 12, based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. There’s 16GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot.
On the connectivity side there’s dual-SIM and 4G LTE. Yu has filed four patents related to the Yuphoria and one of them is for the LTE antenna layout. The battery capacity is 2,230mAh and there’s support for Quick Charge 1.0.
The smartphone packs a Wolfson audio chip, which promises great audio quality. The loud speaker on the back promises 85+ dB of sound.
The Yu Yuphoria will cost INR 7,000 (about $110/€95) and will be available only through Amazon India.