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It has been less than eight months since Micromax launched its Cyanogen OS powered Yureka smartphone, which offered compelling mid-range hardware specifications at a competitive price. The company has now announced an updated version of the handset with improved specifications, known as the Yureka Plus.

Gone is the old 720p display, which has been updated to a Full HD (1080p) pixel count. This is a more suitable resolution for the large 5.5-inch screen, which results in an excellent 401 pixels per inch. The smartphone’s rear camera has also been updated. The resolution remains at 13 megapixels, but there’s a new Sony IMX214 image sensor with 5 element Largan Blue lens and f/2.2 architecture, which should produce better looking snaps. The 5 megapixel front facing camera is the same module as before.

The rest of the smartphone’s internal hardware remains unchanged from the previous launch. The Yureka Plus still comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, dual-SIM support, category 4 LTE, a 2,500mAh battery and Cyanogen OS 12.

The Yureka Plus is already available for pre-registration through Amazon India, which started today, and will go on sale on the 24th of July at 12pm. The smartphone will retail with a price tag of just Rs. 9,999 (approximately $155) and is available in a moondust grey and white finish.