Last week we saw Yu Televentures taking a dig at the OnePlus 2 in one of its Facebook posts. This time the domestic smartphone maker is targeting Apple iPhone models in a new teaser image.
The latest teaser image by the company suggests the Yu Yutopia to include 32GB of inbuilt storage instead of 16GB, which is still the minimum inbuilt storage given by Apple in its iPhone models. The image is followed by a caption – “$650 for a 16GB phone? Nothing has changed #Yutopia” making fun on how costly it is to pay for the base model of the iPhone, which till date comes is a 16GB model despite other manufacturers moving up to 32GB for their flagship models.
Last week, the company was said to confirm a Quad HD display on the Yu Yutopia smartphone. If true, this would be the company’s first smartphone featuring a QHD display. Previously revealed teaser had hinted that the Yutopia will sport a metal build which would be company’s first smartphone made out of metal. Until now, the Yu Yureka, Yuphoria, Yureka Plus, and Yunique came with plastic body designs, though the Yuphoria featured a metal frame.
Company founder Rahul Sharma in a Twitter post earlier this month also introduced the Yu Yutopia as the “most powerful phone on the planet”; proudly announcing it will be from India. With the metal build, a premium price tag could (for Micromax) also be expected.
Ahead of the Yu Yunique launch in September, a high-end smartphone from Micromax’s subsidiary dubbed Yu550 was spotted in Geekbench listings as well as at an Indian import/ export manifest site. The Yu550 may be the high-end smartphone the company has been teasing.
To recall, the Yu550 smartphone spotted at Geekbench listing showed few specifications including a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone was said to feature a 5.2-inch full-HD display and run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based build of Cyanogen OS. The Yu5050 scored 1353 in single-core test and 4622 in the multi-core test.
The Indian import/ export site, Zauba, on the other hand listed the Yu5050 featuring dual-SIM support; a 5.2-inch display, and microSD card support. The Micromax Yu5050 smartphones were shipped from China, and had a declared value of Rs. 20,295 to Rs. 20,752. To be noted is that import/ export website price listings are only declared values, and usually are not accurate reflections of actual market price.