The $75 CyanogenMod-powered Yu Yunique easily gives the Moto E a run for its money

cyanogen powered yu yunique threatens moto e
India’s largest smartphone manufacturer, Micromax, already made a splash in December of last year when it announced the CyanogenMod-powered Yu Yureka. Now, the company is at it again with the Yu Yunique, reports Pocketnow.

Much like with the Yureka before it, the Yunique is the result of Micromax’s exclusive partnership in India with Cyanogen, the folks behind CyanogenMod, a somewhat forked version of Android that gives you more leeway with the mobile operating system. With the Yunique, we’re looking at a 4.7-inch, 1,280 x 720 resolution display on the front with Gorilla Glass 3 protecting the display from scratches and scuffs.

Powering the phone is a quad-core, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor paired with 1GB of RAM. Even though there’s only 8GB of internal storage to be found, it can be expanded by up to 32GB through the Micro SD card slot. In addition, you’ll find a 2-megapixel camera on the front and an 8-megapixel snapper on the back.

Keeping the lights on is a 2,000mAh battery, while the Yunique offers dual SIM card and 4G LTE support. Finally, the phone runs CyanogenMod 12.1, which is based on Android 5.1.1.

What makes the Yunique, well, unique is exactly how much you’re getting for the $75 price tag, a price that is sure to make customers think twice about getting a phone like the Moto E, or even the Moto G. After all, even though the 4G version of the Moto E packs similar internals, apart from a lower-resolution display, it will cost you around 6,999 rupees, or around $105, in India.

Unfortunately, the Yu Yunique will only be available to Indian customers through Snapdeal, with no news as to whether the phone will be available in other markets. Regardless, it’s remarkable how much phone you’re getting with the Yunique without even coming close to breaking the bank.

Mobile

The budget-friendly Moto G7 is now available for pre-order

After a number of leaks and rumors, the Motorola Moto G7, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Power are finally here. The devices represent quite a spec bump over the previous-generation Moto G6 phones, yet still come at a reasonable price.
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S10e vs. iPhone XR: Cut-price flagship showdown

The Samsung Galaxy S10 range has been revealed, and it heralds a new age of powerful technology. The Galaxy S10e packs the new power and design into a cheaper price point. But is it better than the iPhone XR?
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S10e vs. OnePlus 6T: Can the Flagship Killer survive?

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is the new affordable flagship on the block, but at $750, it's $200 more than the OnePlus 6T. Does the Flagship Killer stand a chance against the new generation of flagship devices? Let's take a closer look.
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs. S10 Plus vs. S10e vs. S10 5G: Which should you buy?

With four stunning Galaxy S10 phones to choose from, Samsung is bombarding us with choice, but which one should you buy? We compare the S10, S10 Plus, S10e, and S10 5G in various categories to find out exactly how they differ.
Deals

Protect your iPhone or iPad with the IPVanish VPN, on sale through February

One of our favorite virtual private networks for iPhones and iPads, IPVanish, is now offering a huge discount on its two-year subscription as part of its 7th-birthday promotion. Read on to find out more about how this VPN works and how you…
Mobile

Verizon is launching real standards-based 5G in 30 cities in 2019

Verizon is in the midst of a massive 5G rollout. In addition to fixed 5G service, it will also begin deploying mobile 5G in the coming months. Here's everything you need to know about Verizon's 5G network and when it will be in your town.
Mobile

Samsung’s wide range of Galaxy products means there’s something for everyone

Samsung launched a host of new products on February 20, with prices ranging from just $35, all the way up to nearly $2,000. This was not by chance, and the company believes it has something for everyone in 2019.
Deals

Stay fit and save cash with our top 10 affordable Fitbit alternatives

As much as we love Fitbits, they're rather expensive. If all you want is a simple activity tracker, however, then check out these great cheap Fitbit alternatives. With offerings from brands like Garmin, you don't need to pay full price.
Deals

Make some time for the best smartwatch deals for February 2019

Smartwatches make your life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features. So if you're ready to take the plunge into wearables and want to save money, read on for the best smartwatch deals.
Product Review

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are a brilliant combination of value and comfort

With six hours of battery life, an extremely comfortable fit, sweatproofing, and a very palatable price tag, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are putting all other true wireless earbuds on notice.
Deals

Amazon drops a sweet deal on the Kate Spade Scallop smartwatch for women

Unlike many other smartwatches geared toward women, the Kate Spade Scallop offers a more chic and minimalistic look. With this Amazon sale going on right now, you can get it for $109 off its retail price.
Cars

Lyft’s Shared Saver service offers cheaper rides, but you’ll have to walk a little

Lyft has launched a new ride option called Shared Saver that offers cheaper rides if you're willing to walk a little. Shared Saver designates a nearby pick-up point and drops you off a short distance from your final destination.
Deals

The 5 best Apple AirPods alternatives for Android, Windows, and iOS devices

Apple AirPods, nice as they are, aren't the only game in town. Other makers are offering their own truly wireless earbuds, and if you're looking to buy a pair of high-end in-ear headphones, we've got the best AirPod alternatives on the…
Outdoors

This feature-packed parka includes a Wi-Fi hot spot to keep you plugged in

The Norrland Parka is a winter jacket that offers more than 20 features, including pockets for storing smartphones, tablets, and earbuds, as well as a USB battery pack and a Wi-Fi hotspot for staying connected on the go.