YU has finally launched the ‘redefining flagship’ smartphone, YUNICORN in India today, at an event in Delhi. Earlier, the event was scheduled for May 19 but was later postponed to May 31 due to “Vote counting day”. Lets check out the specifications, features and pricing of the device now.
YU YUNICORN Specifications
The YU YUNICORN features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display with ultra-thin bezels, that has a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and brightness of 450 cd/m2. It is powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor along with Mali T860 GPU. It has 4 GB of RAM and comes with 32 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS out of the box with YU’s own custom ROM named Android on Steroids (AOS) on top. It is very similar to the stock Android with several new features. The latest flagship from YU features Around YU 2.0, which is an upgraded version of its integrated discovery platform and will be released next month. It also has the new YU Wallet that will let the users pay bills and do more.
The YUNICORN rocks a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and 5P lens. On the front, there is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 4P lens for selfies and video calling. It supports Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD), comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Radio. It features DTS audio for an enhanced audio experience. It also has a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button, which can store up to five fingerprints and unlock the device in less than 0.2 seconds. The device’s back is made up of brushed aluminium, which has a 8.5 mm thick metal frame running around the body and weighs 172 grams.
The YUNICORN includes 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a 4,000 mAh battery under the hood.
The YU YUNICORN is available in Graphite, Rush Silver and Limited Edition Rush Gold color variants. It has been priced at Rs 13,499 but will be sold for Rs 12,999 for the first month via flash sale exclusively on Flipkart. The pilot sale would start from June 7, 2016 and consumers can already register for the same. Lets check out the launch day offers for YUNICORN.
- SBI card users will get 10% cash back for the first flash sale
- UDIO wallet (YU Wallet) will be loaded with Rs 100 after the first transaction, Rs 100 in the second month and Rs 100 in the third month
- Users will get 6 months of free access to premium Gaana+ services
- Consumers to get first free consultation from Lybrate, 30% off on two subsequent consultations and free answers to common health related queries.
Commenting on this launch, Rahul Sharma, Founder, YU Televentures, said:
“With YU, we stepped out to challenge the set norms, and it has been a great journey for all of us, which has seen us receive great support from our community, partners and consumers to make YU as the leading online smartphone brand in less than a year. With YUNICORN, we are integrating a great hardware with meaningful innovations that directly address ever evolving consumer needs at an unmatchable price point.“