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Yu Yutopia with metal body, QHD display and Snapdragon 810 launches in India for ₹24,999

Micromax's Yu Televentures has launched its flagship phone, the Yutopia, in India. With earlier offerings by Yu focused on the entry-level segment, the Yutopia represents the vendor's first efforts at the high-end market. There are a lot of elements you'd expect in a 2015 flagship: the Yutopia sports a metal body, a QHD display, 4GB of RAM and a 21MP (Sony IMX230) camera with OIS along with Cyanogen OS 12.1 out of the box. There's even a fingerprint sensor at the back, which can be configured as a shutter button to take photos in addition to authentication.

With local vendors often deciding to go with MediaTek hardware to save costs, Yu is the first Indian vendor to offer the Snapdragon 810 SoC with Quick Charge 2.0 tech built-in. Here's what you get with the Yu Yutopia:

CategoryFeatures
Display5.2-inch Sharp OGS QHD display with 565 PPI pixel density
SoC2.0GHz Snapdragon 810
RAM4GB DDR4 RAM
Storage32GB internal memory with microSD slot up to 128GB
Camera21MP with f/2.2 lens and OIS, autofocus under 0.02 seconds, 8MP front shooter
SoftwareCyanogen OS 12.1 atop Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Battery3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0
ConnectivityLTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0
Dimensions14.7 x 7.3 x 0.7 cm
Weight159g

Yu has also mentioned that the Yutopia would be bundled with House Of Marley's Little Bird earphones. The vendor is also dabbling in the software ecosystem, launching a service called Around Yu that collates food, travel and business listings near your location from a single interface. Think of it as Yu's take on Google Now.

The hardware on offer certainly seems enticing, but we'll have to wait and see if that holds up in day to day usage. The device is up for pre-order on Amazon India for ₹24,999 ($375), with deliveries commencing from December 26. Yu also talked about assured upgrades, stating that all users of the Yutopia will be able to automatically make the switch to Yutopia 2, which will launch in a year's time, receiving up to 40 percent of the value of the phone. That's a decent deal considering the depreciating value of handsets.

What do you guys think of the Yutopia?

Yu Yutopia on Amazon India (₹24,999) (opens in new tab)

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

36 Comments
  • Amazing specs at this price point! Really unbelievable!
  • "Nexus 5X come over here and leave the Vaseline there."
    "I'm gonna make you feel like you've been activated on Verizon. " Sprint Galaxy Tab 4 on 5.1.1 update.
    Gives me hope for 6.0 Marshmallow.
  • Those antenna lines are certainly better than Apple's. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Glad someone decided to do those antenna lines differently
  • Awesome and a little ugly, like myself!but if I was Asian those spec's and price would put it at the top of my wish list.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • If you were Asian?
    What's being Asian gotta do with it, the phone is being released in India... Since when has India been part of Asia? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ummm ... like since land regions were designated India has been in Asia
  • Dude, India IS a part of Asia -_- And no I'm not Indian :P I'm Sri Lankan :3
  • *facepalm* Posted via the Android Central App
  • **** I got that wrong :-( Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hahahahahahaha Posted via the Android Central App EDIT: why is it that when I laugh in my mind I type out lol but when I literally laugh out loud I type hahahahahahahaha
  • Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt...
  • Hear that? It's the sound of the OnePlus Two crying out in disdain. $375 is a steal for this phone, even with the controversial SD810. It's limited to the Indian market, but I remember knowing that OnePlus is targeting that particular market. Well, with a phone like this out in the market, it's making that OPT even less compelling, even though the OPT is now invite-less.
  • Having those specs doesn't make the phone amazing. The build quality and experience have to be top notch to match those specs.
  • Looks like an all-metal build to me Soft and sweet Marshmallow
  • Having checked out some better images, I really can't fault the build quality it looks tight, more than a match for the spec's... Posted via the Android Central App
  • WoW better specs than LG's current flagship, the Flex 2 posted via the LG Flex 2
  • The Flex 2 isn't LG's flagship. LG's flagship is, depending on who you ask, either the G4 or the V10
  • Except it isn't although it is the most highest speced LG model of this year the LG V10 and the LG G4 are Posted via the Android Central App
  • I agree with you. Is better then Lg Flex 2. And the reasons are simple: clearly higher pixel density (565 ppi vs 403ppi), more megapixel (21MP vs 13MP), more RAM memory (4GB vs 3GB) and these are those that I consider the most important. With one comparison, we can see all of the differences: http://versus.com/en/yu-yutopia-vs-lg-g-flex-2
  • Looks very similar to the new Lumias Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah, that camera module sure does. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Is there a company that makes nice phones like this in the US. Or is it just Blu? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Motorola.... I'm sure you heard of them Posted via the Android Central App
  • Motorola.... I'm sure you heard of them Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oddly enough it looks exactly like the renders of the 2016 moto x that was being passed around yesterday whose validity was being questioned. I think we discovered the source.
  • Very enticing. One picture at a time--LG V10
  • From their description on Amazon - ".. Crafted from aircraft grade Aluminium that makes Yutopia 90% stronger than the polycarbonate/sandpaper heroes of the smartphone world. Making it a phone you would not want to mess with.". That's a direct attack on OPT. Ouch.
  • Check this one https://mobile.twitter.com/YUplaygod/status/670146947278213120?_e_pi_=7%...
  • Looks just like a Lumia 830. I like it
  • I want that wallpaper
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcFENiWFiuY
  • Nexus 5X price has also been dropped by Amazon India. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So this is the CM flagship Kondik was talking about? Posted via the Android Central App on OP 2
  • No wifi direct is a bummer. I make use of it so much. For those using Hike messenger this will be a sore shortcoming Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lumia 830 ripoff!