Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures has once again teased its upcoming high-end smartphone, the Yutopia. This time the build profile of the device has been hinted.
The teaser image shows the metal frame of the smartphone, or possibly chamfered edges of the Yutopia's metal body. It states "R.I.P Plastic & Sandstone", probably disparaging Xiaomi and OnePlus about their choice of build materials. "True Power Lies In Metal," it adds. Nothing more has been revealed about the smartphone at the moment. Notably, this would be company's first smartphone made out of metal. Until now, the Yu Yureka, Yuphoria, Yureka Plus, and Yunique came with plastic body designs, though the Yuphoria featured a metal frame.
Company founder Rahul Sharma in a Twitter post earlier this month also introduced the Yu Yutopia as the "most powerful phone on the planet", proudly announcing it will be from India. With the metal build, a premium (for Micromax) price tag could also be expected.
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.
The Indian import/ export site, Zauba, on the other hand listed the Yu5050 featuring dual-SIM support; a 5.2-inch display, and microSD card support. The Micromax Yu5050 smartphones were shipped from China, and had a declared value of Rs. 20,295 to Rs. 20,752. To be noted is that import/ export website price listings are only declared values, and usually are not accurate reflections of actual market price.