Yu Televentures, Indian manufacturer Micromax’s subsidiary, already made a name for itself with the Cyanogen-powered Yureka and Yunique. Fast forward to the present and the company continues to make a splash with the Yureka S and Yunique Plus.
Starting with the Yureka S, the phone features an anodized aluminum back with a polycarbonate frame. That aluminum back is interrupted by the 13-megapixel camera that looks similar to the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL’s camera in design, as well as a microphone above it and a speaker at the bottom. Turning the phone to the front reveals a 5.2-inch, 1,920 x 1,080p resolution display and a 5MP selfie shooter.
Taking a peek under the hood, a 1.1GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset and 3GB RAM power the Yureka S, with a 3,000mAh battery keeping the lights on. The 16GB of native storage can be expanded through the MicroSD card slot. Finally, the phone runs the aging Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, with no word as to whether it will be updated to Marshmallow or Nougat.
Moving on to the Yunique Plus, the phone packs a 4.7-inch, 1,280 x 720p resolution display and 2MP selfie shooter, with an 8MP camera found around back. Powering the phone is a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset and 2GB RAM, with the meager 8GB of storage expandable through the MicroSD card slot.
The Yunique Plus includes a rather small 2,000mAh battery, but since the phone is not anywhere near a powerhouse, it should be adequate enough to get you through the day. Finally, you will find Android 5.1 Lollipop running the show.
As the names imply, the Yureka S and Yunique Plus are improvements upon the Yureka and Yunique, respectively. Just like the two older phones, however, the Yureka S and Yunique Plus are meant to compete directly with the likes of the Moto G and Moto E series of phones. Keep in mind that a solid chunk of Motorola’s success in 2015 was thanks to Moto G sales in India, so phones that pose a threat to Motorola’s budget offerings will make plenty of folks sit up and listen.
Available now, the Yureka S and Yunique Plus are destined for India and go for 13,000 rupees ($193) and 7,000 rupees ($104), respectively.