Thursday 17 December 2015

YU Yutopia with Snapdragon 810 and fingerprint sensor launched for Rs 24,999

YU Televentures has launched its most expensive smartphone, the YU Yutopia, in India today. The smartphone has high-end features such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, a 21-megapixel primary camera, and a fingerprint sensor. The YU Yutopia is already available for pre-order from exclusively starting 2PM today. The device will start shipping from December 26 to those who pre-ordered it.

The YU Yutopia competes with the OnePlus One as it has an almost similar feature set. It features a 5.2-inch QHD display from Sharp, a 21-megapixel primary camera with 1/2.3-inch sensor and phase-detection autofocus, and an 8-megapixel secondary camera. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device, and it’s similar to all the other touch-based fingerprint sensors that is available in high-end smartphones launched this year.

The device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor that has a CPU clocked at 2.0GHz. It has four ARM Cortex-A57 CPU cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores. There’s Adreno 430 GPU, 4GB of LP-DDR4 RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. Its hybrid dual-SIM card slot can accommodate a microSD card as well. There’s a dual-SIM card slot and it can connect to 4G LTE networks in India. The fingerprint sensor can be used to capture a selfie through the default camera app.

The 21-megapixel primary camera uses a 1/2.3-inch BSI sensor from Sony, and it also has optical image stabilisation. It’s the same sensor that is used in Sony’s high-end smartphones, the Meizu MX5, the Motorola Moto X Play, and the Motorola Moto X Style. There’s a 77.3-degree wide-angle lens, and it can record 4K videos as well as 120fps slow-motion videos. The 8-megapixel secondary camera has an OmniVision BSI-2 (1/3.2-inch) sensor with 1.4µm pixel size, and it’s 86-degree wide-angle lens has ƒ/2.2 aperture.

There are a host of sensors including a Hall Sensor and a fingerprint sensor. The Yutopia has a 3,000 mAh removable battery, unlike many other high-end smartphones these days. It is also compatible with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 fast battery charging technology, and the company claims that it can be charged from 0-60 percent within 30 minutes. The company is bundling House Of Marley’s ‘Little Bird’ in-ear headphones with the Yutopia.

It also comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12.1. It will most probably receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update as well. The company is also bundling Around Yu app, an app that helps people discover places around them such as hotel and flights, as well as Gaana app, which will work as the default music player in the device apart from music streaming.

The YU Yutopia competes with all the high-end smartphones available in the market, but only time will tell if these high-end specifications could related to real-world performance. Right now, the device looks like a bargain for its price of Rs 24,999.

YU Yutopia Specifications & Features

Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12.1
5.2-inch OGS TGP display from Sharp, 1,440 x 2,560 pixels (~565 ppi), Corning Concore Glass, and 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
21-megapixel primary camera (Sony IMX230), phase-detection autofocus, dual-tone dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording
8-megapixel secondary camera (OmniVision OV8865), BSI-2 sensor with 1.4µm pixel size, ƒ/2.2 aperture, OIS, 1080p video recording
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 64-bit octa-core CPU (with big.LITTLE), Adreno 430 GPU, and 4GB LP-DDR4 RAM
32GB internal storage and microSD card slot
Hybrid Dual-SIM (micro SIM + nano SIM), 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, GPS (with A-GPS and GLONASS), microUSB v2.0 port, and 3.5mm headphone jack
Accelerometer, Ambient-Light Sensor, Barometer, e-Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyrosensor, Hall Sensor, and Proximity Sensor
3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0, 147 x 73 x 7.2mm; 159g;

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