Micromax's Yu Yutopia Flagship Launch Delayed to December 17

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Micromax's Yu Yutopia Flagship Launch Delayed to December 17

Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures earlier this week announced the launch of its much anticipated Yu Yutopia smartphone, with a launch event scheduled for Monday.

On Wednesday however, Yu Televentures Founder Rahul Sharma tweeted there would be a 10-day delay to the launch event, and the smartphone would now only be launched on December 17. To note, the Yu brand was first launched with the Yureka smartphone on December 18 last year.

So far, the company has confirmed that the Yu Yutopia will include 32GB of inbuilt storage instead of 16GB, which is still the minimum inbuilt storage given by Apple in its iPhone models. The company had previously confirmed a Quad HD display on the Yu Yutopia smartphone. If true, this would be the company's first smartphone featuring a QHD display. The company also hinted that the Yutopia would sport a metal build which would be company's first smartphone made out of metal. The company in its teasers also took dig at the OnePlus 2 smartphone, which doesn't support the Qualcomm Quick Charge feature.

Yu last week targeted Apple again in its latest teaser, hinting at a large battery capacity for the Yutopia. The teaser showed that the Apple company logo with low battery indication and a caption stating, "Would you enjoy an apple that doesn't last long?" The teaser directly hinted at the size of the Yu Yutopia's battery to be greater than the latest iPhone models.

Ahead of the Yu Yunique launch in September, a high-end smartphone from Micromax's subsidiary dubbed Yu550 was spotted in Geekbench listings as well as at an Indian import/ export manifest site. The Yu550 may be the high-end smartphone the company has been teasing. To recall, the Yu550 smartphone spotted at Geekbench listing showed few specifications including a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone was said to feature a 5.2-inch full-HD display and run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based build of Cyanogen OS. The Yu5050 scored 1353 in single-core test and 4622 in the multi-core test.

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