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Smartphone manufacturer Yu, which is partly owned by Micromax, has launched its latest handset for the Indian market today. Its top-of-the-line Yu Yutopia packs in some pretty serious hardware and won’t break the bank either.

The Yu Yutopia boasts a 5.2-inch QHD (2560×1440) display, which is manufactured by Sharp and packs in a whopping 565 pixels per inch. The phone is powered by an equally high end octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, specs that you would normally attribute to this year’s high-end flagships. The phone also comes with 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that supports an extra 128GB of space.

The phone extends its high-end features with a 21 megapixel rear camera based on a Sony Exmor RS IMX230 sensor, which is paired up with a 5P lens, optical image stabilization and a dual-LED true tone flash. There’s a 5P lens 8 megapixel front facing camera on the handset too. That’s not all, the handset boats a 3,000mAh battery, Quick Charge 2.0 technology to take your battery from 0 to 60 percent in just 30 minutes, dual-SIM slots, and 4G network support. The phone runs the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Cyanogen OS 12.1.

Along with the new phone, Yu has also announced its Assured Upgrade Programme, which guarantees purchasers a 40 percent cashback discount if they exchange their new Yutopia for a Yutopia 2 in the future. This can be taken advantage of during a specific “upgrade window” whenever the handset’s successor actually launches.

 

The Yu Yutopia will be sold exclusively through Amazon India with a price tag set at a quite reasonable Rs. 24,999 ($376). Pre-bookings open up on Thursday (today) and the handset will begin shipping out to consumers on December 26th.

Is anyone planning to pick one up?