Yu Yunicorn Flagship Smartphone India Launch Set for May 19

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Yu Yunicorn Flagship Smartphone India Launch Set for May 19
Highlights
  • Yu's next flagship smartphone will be called Yunicorn.
  • It will run Android OS instead of Cyanogen.
  • Yu can be expected to sell the Yunicorn via online retailers only.
Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures has sent out media invites for an event on May 19 where the company will unveil its next flagship smartphone - the Yunicorn. Yu confirmed the name of the next flagship smartphone ahead of its official unveiling. The invite said, "Join us in the unveiling of the phone that will redefine flagships."

The company has already confirmed that the next flagship will run Android with a deep integration of Around Yu, a service aggregator platform that was introduced last year alongside the Yutopia smartphone. Yu is expected to sell the Yunicorn flagship via online channels only.

The company had recently also detailed their "Project Highway" which is a way the company wants to enable the community developers and others to contribute to the company's source code.

(Also see: Yu Founder On Next Flagship and Open Source Model for Upcoming Smartphones)

Talking about the new Yu smartphone, Sharma had earlier added, "It's insanely beautiful and it will break some hearts. It will break records, it will break the conventional, it will break the rules...WAIT, it will break the flagships."

A recently leaked Yu smartphone codenamed Yu5530 was spotted in a Geekbench benchmark listing - tipping some innards of the handset. We can expect that the company may reveal the Yu5530 as the next Yunicorn smartphone this month. According to a benchmark listing, the Yu5530 will feature an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755M) processor clocked at 1.8GHz, and come with 4GB of RAM. The device is said to run Android 5.1 Lollipop, and may sport Cyanogen OS, though that was not listed in the benchmark listing. The Yu5530 scored 816 in single core test while gets a multi-core scored 3059.

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