Micromax’s sister concern, Yu Televentures, yesterday launched Yureka Black smartphone in India for Rs 8,999. Though design and specifications of the device are at par with any other smartphone at this price range, many were upset by the fact that it comes with an older version of Android (6.0.1 Marshmallow).
But you need not worry as Yu has released the Android 7.1.2 Beta build for Yureka Black and we have already got it and testing it. This means all the Yu Black unit which will be sold in the market will get Android 7.1.2 Nougat pretty soon. But if one is in a tearing hurry download and install the latest build on YurekaBlack, one can go to company’s official forums, where it has given a step-by-step guide to installing the beta build.
Talking about the current version, the brand has a host of interesting features including a gestures support which allows you to open apps, call someone or SMS through different gestures. In our first impressions of the Yureka Black, we found that the smartphone does givea premium look when compared to the Xiaomi’s Redmi 4.
Jumping straight to the specifications, the phone features a 5-inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone in powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card slot.
On the camera front, it sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX258 sensor, 5P lens and dual LED flash. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter with front flash. The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and is juiced up by a 3000mAh battery, which the company boast can last one full day. There is also fingerprint sensor at the front, which also acts as a home button. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth, GPS/GLONASS, a microUSB port and Dual SIM support.