CyanogenMod and Yu Team Up to Offer Yureka, 'The Zeus of Phones' in India

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  1. dgstorm

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    There's a new phone in India called the Yureka, with the PR description of "The Zeus of Phones." It's the brainchild of a tema-up between CyanogenMod and Yu (the Micromax sub-company). While this new device looks like a remarkable entry in that marketing sector, it's really just a sheep in wolf's clothing.

    All Micromax did was slap their Yu logo on their CoolPad F2 device, add CyanogenMod's UI overlay, and call it a day. The hardware is identical down to the physical design and aesthetics. Here's the hardware specs below:
    • 5.5-inch 720p display
    • 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 64-bit
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 16GB of internal storage, microSD slot up to 32GB
    • 13 megapixel Sony Exmor sensor
    • 2,500mAh battery
    • CyanogenMod 11 w/ Android 4.4.4 KitKat (5.0 promised down the line)
    Despite that, it's actually worthy of your attention because its internal hardware is very good for the price of Rs. 8,999 (or about $142USD). The phone is an Amazon India exclusive at first.

    Source: Amazon.in Yureka Electronics
     
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    Man.. I hardly think that qualifies as deserving of being called Zeus... Maybe Achilles??
     
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    Achilles was pretty boss, maybe Hector? Either way, I'm sure it's the Zeus of its price bracket. I find it impressive considering it's (IMO) essentially a refreshed Note 2 without the associated Samsung applications.

    I hope it's a huge success.
     
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    A note 2, 2 years after the fact.. I guess if you look at it that way..

    Achilles because he was over confident and was killed by a wayward spear.. Lol

    Also.. Isn't moto selling cheap phones with HD screens?? Idk.. Its all in the eye of the beer holder :)
     
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    This phone is a deal for $150. I'm going to order one just to mess with it.
     
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    This phone is cheap if you look at the configuration they are offering. I am also buy one for me just to see the quality. I will update here once it is available to buy from amazon, Currently registration is going on Amazon india website. If any one interested in buying this phone then you can register for it on Amazon.in Yureka Electronics
     
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    I didn't see a registration area, only product description and specs.
     
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    Hi Jeffrey,

    Click on any images on that page you will be directed to registration page.
     
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    Here is the video review.

     
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    That sends me to an email subscription. YU said the registration starts an hour from now.
     
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    Ok. There's the Micromax. I was gonna say, didn't we JUST have a thread yesterday about how OnePlus got banned in India thanks to an exclusivity deal?

    I agree with others, not the most amazing device ever.
     
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    Correct. CM was banned as Micromax has an exclusive. I reserved one today as $149 is cheep enough. Just want to mess with a factory rooted device. It should be fun.
     
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