YU Yutopia announced: 4GB of RAM and Snapdragon 810


YU has finally revealed its long awaited flagship device, the Yu Yutopia.

The device features a more premium design than the company’s previous devices. The device is built using mainly a magnesium and aluminium alloy, making it 90% stronger than devices built with polycarbonate. The front glass panel is similar to Sony’s Xperia Z line, with an overall simple design and large bezels at both the top and bottom. On the rear, the first thing you’ll notice is the large, round camera sensor, though directly underneath is a small round pad which is where the fingerprint sensor sits. Also on the rear are the antenna bands, similar to what HTC and Apple use on their devices, though Yu has wrapped the them around the whole frame, not just the bottom and top of the rear. The device weighs in at 159g and is just 7.2mm thick. So far, the company has only confirmed its availability in Silver.

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Moving on to the specs, the device features a 5.2-inch display, with a 1440x2560p resolution (Quad-HD) and a pixel density of 565ppi. On the inside, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor is featured alongside the Adreno 430 GPU, and this is coupled with a very generous 4GB or RAM. As well as this, 32GB of internal storage is available, but this can also be expanded by up to 128GB via microSD. Other features include Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, 4G LTE support, a fingerprint scanner and a 3000mAh battery.

Regarding the cameras, a 21MP camera is featured on the rear, with OIS and a dual-LED flash to accompany it. On the front, there is a generous 8MP selfie sensor.

Finally, the device comes running Cyanogen OS 12.1, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, though it’s been confirmed the device will receive the Cyanogen OS 13 update, which is based on Android Marshmallow. In case the specs aren’t enough to persuade you, the device will be available starting December 26 for the equivalent of just $376.

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