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Yu Yutopia – Yet another Flagship Killer

After launching a couple of budget devices, Yu has come up with yet another device in the market. But this time they have taken a step further and unveiled a flagship killer smartphone at a price of mid-range smartphone. Yu Yutopia gives a clear competition to this year’s another flagship killer smartphone, OnePlus 2. Marketed as the world’s fastest smartphone, Yu Yutopia has some mindboggling specs on sheet. Let’s take a look on them first.

Talking about the feel and look of the device, Yu Yutopia is made up of aluminium and magnesium chassis, which reciprocate a premium look. The phone is slim and sleek; and is available in Silver variant only. It is a dual SIM smartphone, where you get a hybrid SIM slot. On the back, you get a 21-megapixel camera accompanied with a dual-tone LED flash unit. Under the camera ring, you will get a fingerprint scanner ring.

Yu Yutopia Features: Top Notch

The company has installed all powerful features in Yu Yutopia that keeps it above all other mid-range smartphones. Yutopia comes with a 2K Display, which is capable of giving excellent clarity and sharpness. The company claims that it has the world’s most advanced IPS LCD panel. You will get a round fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone just below the Camera ring. You can also use the fingerprint scanner to take a selfie as well just by tapping on it. For better call quality, the phone has a dual microphone setup with noise cancellation.

Yu Yutopia Specifications: All-In-One

Talking about the specification of the smartphone, the company has powered some of the best features in terms of hardware and software to the phone that it can compete with any of the other flagship smartphone like Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6s.

Display –wise, the phone hosts a 5.2-inch, Quad HD IPS display along with Corning’s Concore glass, which guarantees durability and toughness. Colour reproduction and viewing angles are impressive. Coming to its software, the phone is running on CynogenMod v12.1 based on Android Lollipop OS. Under the hood, you will get a powerful processor – an Octa core. The phone has Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. You will get 32GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded upto 128GB via a MicroSD card. On the connectivity front, the phone has all basic connectivity features you find in a flagship smartphone like dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, USB OTG support and Quick Charging. What features are missing – NFC and Wireless charging.

For better battery backup, Yu has installed a powerful 3000mAh non-removable battery which is capable of giving all day battery life. In the photography area, the company has fitted a 21-megapixel rear camera, which manages to capture well detailed images. Motorola Moto X Play performs better than this device. On the front, there is an 8 megapixels camera, which shows better and detailed selfies.

Yu Yutopia Price: Affordable

At Rs 24999, Yu Yutopia is undoubtedly an elegant premium smartphone with some great specs on sheet. But having great specs does not always mean value-for-money phone. There are some flaws in camera department that needs to get updated in the next variant. Ditto for Fingerprint scanner. It is not as fast as other flagship smartphones. Adding some flagship smartphone features like NFC, Wireless Charging and USB Type C would definitely give this phone an edge over other mid-range smartphones. Talking about its direct competitor, OnePlus 2 topples the list.

Yu Yutopia Launch

Rahul Sharma, the founder of Yu, has unveiled the device in an event held in New Delhi. It is exclusively available on Amazon at a price of Rs. 24,999. (Check all exclusive amazon offers)

This is a guest post contributed by Sanjeev who blogs about mobile technology, travel & foods. Follow him on twitter @kumarsanjeev_me

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