YU Yureka after being announced in December last year went on sale for the first time on January 13 exclusively on Amazon India. 10,000 units were available for the first sale and it was utter chaos. The second flash sale will be on January 22 and registrations is now open.
The first flash sale took place on January 13 and 10,000 units were available. YU and Amazon India both had disappointed more than 3,00,000 people who had registered for the same. The sale started at least 10 minutes prior to 2pm and many people bought it before 2pm. Then, the price was jacked up to Rs 12,499 and people even bought it at that price. Later, YU said Amazon India had caused this problem and it would be sorted. We do not know these orders will be cancelled or refunds will be issued to the consumers. Although, YU said 10,000 units were sold out in 3 seconds which was a complete rubbish.
Anyway, if you want to buy the phablet on January 22, you can register for the flash sale now. If you had registered for the previous flash sale and were unsuccessful, you will be automatically registered for the next sale.
YU Yureka Specifications
YU Yureka phablet features a 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display with Gorilla Glass 3 covering. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 Octa-Core 64 bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU. It has 2 GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card. It runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Cyanogen OS 11 on top of it. Cyanogen will come up with a ROM based on Android 5.0 Lollipop soon and Yureka will be the first device in the world to get it. Also, YU and Cyanogen promises OTA updates every month.
The YU Yureka has 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. It can shoot 1080p Full HD videos as 30 fps and slo-mo videos of 720p at 60 fps. The team is working on enabling 120 fps slo-mo video soon. On the front, it comes with a 5-megapixel front facing camera with wide-angle lens which you can use for clicking selfies and attending video calls.
The YU Yureka comes with 4G LTE Cat4 / 3G HSPA+, standard WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual band), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. It is a dual SIM phablet and has 2,500 mAh battery under the hood and is very well optimised as claimed by the company.