Yu Televentures has confirmed that it will be launching successors of the popular Yu Yunique, Yu Yureka, and Yu Yutopia smartphones.
Yu Founder Rahul Sharma confirmed the news and added that the company has all these smartphones in its lineup for a 2016 release. For now, Sharma didn’t shared any further details, including whether the handsets will launch with Cyanogen OS or run stock Android, like the more recently unveiled Yu handsets.
Sharma however confirmed that the smartphones launched will be following the naming scheme, thus, the Yu Yureka 2 will be the successor to the Yu Yureka, Yu Yunique 2 will succeed the Yu Yunique, and Yu Yutopia 2 will succeed to the Yutopia. We can expect more details about the Yu handsets closer to launch.
Prior to Sharma’s confirmation about successor smartphones, a handset believed to be the Yu Yureka successor was spotted on benchmark as well as import/ export website listings.
To refresh, Micromax’s Yu Televentures launched the Yu Yunique smartphone in September last year priced at Rs. 4,999. Users were able to buy it bundled with two extra different-coloured back covers at Rs. 5,499. The highlight of the 4G LTE-enabled Yu Yunique was it supported TDD Band 40 (2300MHz) and FDD Band 3 (1800MHz) in India.
Priced at Rs. 8,999, Micromax’s Yu Yureka offered some rather impressive specifications at the price and was unveiled in December 2014. The dual-SIM smartphone featured Cat. 4 4G LTE connectivity, and ran Cyanogen OS 11 based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
Lastly, Micromax’s subsidiary Yu launched its flagship smartphone in December as Yu Yutopia. The Yu Yutopia smartphone came equipped with top-of-the-line hardware specifications at a price tag of Rs. 24,999.