After teasing and then delaying the launch, YU has finally launched the YU Yunicorn smartphone which it believes will “redefine the flagship.” It is a mid-ranger smartphone and features metallic frame and uses the aluminium alloy for the rear panel. But it does look like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Meizu M3 Note from the back.
The YU Yunicorn sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D glass. Under the hood, it has a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM. On the back, there is a 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and True Tone dual-LED flash. As for taking selfies, it offers a 5MP camera wide angle lens and f/2.0 aperture. It comes with 32GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.
The whole package is powered by a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support. YU has said that the battery can last you for up to 17 hours of video viewing, 500 hours of standby time, and 20 hours of calling. There is also a fingerprint scanner integrated with the home button which is said to unlock your phone in only 0.2 seconds.
The phone runs on almost stock Android Lollipop v5.1 but with some minor tweaks and other changes due to which YU is referring the software as “Android on Steroids.” Some of the tweaks include a vertical app drawer with integrated search bar and a Monochrome mode for extended battery life and easier reading of eBooks.
It also comes with YU’s own service named Around YU 2.0 which lets you perform tasks like calling a cab, ordering food, booking tickets, checking weather information, sports scores, etc. without any need of installing individual apps.
The YU Yunicorn has priced at Rs. 12,999 for the first month and after this, it will be available for Rs. 14,999. The phone will be available exclusively on Flipkart with the first flash sale on June 7th at 2 PM IST.