Micromax Yu Ace
Yu, a subsidiary of Indian OEM Micromax, came out of a slumber today and announced the launch of its new budget smartphone, the Yu Ace.

Entry-level specifications

The specifications sheet of the Yu Ace is plain vanilla as one would expect in a budget smartphone. There’s a quad-core MediaTek 6739 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage – expandable with a microSD card.

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The highlight, of course, is the large 4000mAh battery – which is a rarity in this segment. Surprisingly, it’s a removable battery which is a rarity these days.

Yu Ace sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (720p) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. In terms of camera, there’s a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The Yu Ace packs in a fingerprint sensor at the back as well as Face Unlock feature.

Yu Ace runs on Android Oreo, and it was announced that the phone will get Android Pie update soon – although no timeline was shared for the same.

Not holding any punches back

Shubhodip Pal, Micromax’s Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, believes that Yu Ace is a gamechanger in the sub-6K category.

With a tagline – Forget M i. Yu Decide – the company clearly wants to take on Xiaomi’s budget lineup, including the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5A. The comparison and the overt messaging though is a tad petty.

Micromax Yu Ace

Price and availability

Yu Ace comes in three color variants – Charcoal Grey, Electric Blue, and Rose Gold – and is priced at 5,999 rupees. It will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart starting September 6 at 12PM.
The company has shared that there would be another memory variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that would be available towards the end of September.

What do you think of the new Yu Ace? Do you think Micromax has an ace up its sleeve with this one? Tell us in the comments!