It looks like Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi and its Indian competitor Micromax Yu are going to lock horns once again as Micromax teases its second generation of Yu Yureka Project Caesar.
Micromax Yu took to Facebook and Twitter to take a dig at Xiaomi’s Redmi2 smartphone and at the same time announced that the upcoming smartphone is going to come with Android Lollipop update.
“KitKat in the age of Lollipop? Give Me a break!” Micromax Yu posted it on Facebook to promote its upcoming Yu Yureka Project Caesar. And obviously M for Me was borrowed Xiaomi’s Mi design.
Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 and MiPad both the devices run on Android KitKat and Micromax Yu is trying to boast its new product Yu Yureka Project Caesar on the same point.
It is not yet clear that what will be the official name for Yu Yureka Project Caesar but rumours doing rounds in tech corridors suggest the device will be called Yu Yureka 2.
In a recent interview to BGR India, Rahul Sharma, the co-founder of Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures, said the Yu Yureka Project Caesar is going to be one step ahead of first Yu Yureka smartphone and will come with Cyanogen OS 12.
The Cyanogen OS 12 will be an Android custom ROM exclusively designed for the Yu Yureka Project Caesar and this operating system will be based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Yu Yureka smartphones present in market currently come with Cyanogen OS 11 which is based on Android 4.0 KitKat.
According to the company, the Yu Yureka Project Caesar is going to hit the Indian market in April.
The Micromax Yu Yureka is going to be available once again through its flash sale on Amazon for Rs 8,999 and the specifications of the smartphone are looking quite impressive.
The registrations for the sale are open and the sale will take place on March 19.
With a 5.5 inch screen of 1280×720 pixel resolution, Yureka looks colourful enough for Indian users. The screen is protected with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 to protect it against dust and scratches.
The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz. The Snapdragon 615 processor is designed for higher speed and low battery use. The biggest advantage of the processor is that users will be able to play 64-bit games and applications on their devices. Micromax has backed the powerful processor with 2GB of RAM for smooth functioning.
When it comes to shooters, the primary camera of Micromax Yu Yureka is of 13 megapixel with burst mode, an HDR mode, a night mode, etc. It has got a 5 megapixel snapper at the front with a wide angle lens.
The inbuilt storage is limited to 16 GB but a microSD card can help you extend the memory of your smartphone up to 32 GB.
The device is juiced up by 2500 mAh battery. Though the battery doesn’t look much impressive with its capacity but if we consider the processor and CyanogenMod’s battery usage record, users will not have to charge their devices more than once a day for mixed usage.