YU has just introduced its new budget smartphone, the YU YUREKA BLACK. For those of you who do not know, YU is an India-based company which tends to release really affordable smartphones for the Indian market. The YU Yureka was the company’s first smartphone, and it was announced back in January 2015, and the YUREKA BLACK is kind of its successor, at least based on its name, read on.
The YU YUREKA BLACK is a metal-clad smartphone, which comes with a front-facing fingerprint scanner, and a set of on-screen keys. Its main camera protrudes a bit on the back, and truth be told, this handset looks kind of similar to the OnePlus 3(T). Anyhow, YU claims that the phone’s fingerprint scanner can unlock the device in only 0.2 seconds, and that fingerprint scanner actually doubles as a home key as well. The YU YUREKA BLACK features a 5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of it. The device packs in 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage, while it is fueled by the Snapdragon 430 64-bit octa-core processor, and the Adreno 505 GPU for graphics. A 3,000mAh non-removable battery is also a part of this package, and there are two SIM card slots on the inside of this phone (2 x nano SIM). A 13-megapixel shooter (Sony’s IMX258 sensor, PDAF) is placed on the back of this phone, along with a dual-LED, dual-tone flash. An 8-megapixel camera can be found on the front side of the YU YUREKA BLACK, and this phone offers 4G LTE connectivity as well. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on the YU YUREKA BLACK, and we’re looking at an almost stock build of Android here.
This is YU’s first smartphone announcement this year, the last phone that was announced before this was one the YU Yunique Plus back in August last year. The YU YUREKA BLACK comes in Chrome Black color with a glossy finish, while it is also available in a Matte Black color variant. The phone is priced at Rs. 8,999 ($140) in India, and it will become available for purchase on June 6, exclusively from Flipkart, for those of you who are interested.