Micromax Yu To Launch Cyanogen OS Smartphone
Chinese smartphone maker Micromax is preparing to launch a new smartphone that runs the Cyanogen OS on top of Google’s Android OS. This is welcomed news for the thousands of loyal Cyanogen fans who are looking for new devices to adopt the OS. To learn more about the upcoming Micromax, keep reading.
Micromax launched its first Yu subsidiary-branded device last year, dubbed the Yureka (get it?). Available for roughly $140, this 5.5-inch device was pretty impressive to say the least. It ran Cyanogen 11 and boasted some mid-to-high range hardware specs. But it suffered from an Achilles heel that was ultimately its downfall: the Yureka was only available through flash sales, meaning you couldn’t just purchase one directly through the company’s website.
It appears that Micromax Yu is taking another shot at the mobile industry, this time with the Yuphoria smartphone. Details remain unknown at this time, but the Yuphoria is rumored to sport a 64-bit processor of unknown origins, and 2GB of random access memory (RAM). Unfortunately, we don’t know what type of camera it will feature, nor do we know its storage capacity. However, the Yuphoria will run both the core Android OS, as well as the latest version of the Cyanogen 12 OS.
According to various news reports, the company’s upcoming device was previously named Project Caesar, and it’s intended to compete directly with another Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi. As noted by AndroidAuthority, the Yuphoria has taken “jabs” at Xiaomi in the brand’s teaser video clips. “Formerly known as Project Caesar, Yuphoria will take on Xiaomi’s successful Redmi 2. We know that because Yu has taken some not very subtle jabs at Xiaomi in its Project Caesar teasers, while revealing a couple of features of the upcoming device: it will run the Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12 and feature a 64-bit processor and 2GB of RAM,” wrote the folks at AndroidAuthority.
All of these specs sound great, but here’s the bad news: the Yuphoria is expected to be sold through flash sales similar to the company’s original Yureka handset. This means trying to obtain one could prove difficult, if not impossible. Hopefully, Micromax and its Yu subsidiary will resolve any issues with production so they can meet consumer demands this time around.
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