Yu Yuphoria, the second of the two smartphones that Micromax Informatics Ltd. currently sells in India that run on the Android skin Cyanogen, will go on sale again on Thursday at 2 p.m. in India.
For those keen on Cyanogen and also 4G LTE support at under 7,000 rupees ($110), this smartphone might be the one to consider, given that the other well-known phone that runs on Cyanogen is the more expensive premium phone OnePlus One, which, however, will soon be running its own OS.
The Yuphoria has the kind of specs that consumers have come to expect at this price point. It has a 5-inch 720p display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, atop a system equipped with the Snapdragon 410 processor, drawing juice from a 2230mAh battery.
Meanwhile, OnePlus, which recently added another dimension to the July 27 launch of its new flagship, the OnePlus 2, with a contest that will hand out 1,000 of its virtual reality 3D headsets made of cardboard, has now said that others can get it too, for 99 rupees, via Amazon.com’s India site.
Shipping costs for the headsets, based on Cardboard from Google Inc., which first made such headsets, will also be extra for fans interested in viewing the OnePlus 2 launch in 3D, with their handsets. This will be based on Amazon’s shipping terms, OnePlus said on its blog.
The headsets are designed to fit the OnePlus One, but can accommodate other smartphones of up to 6 inches. The date of the sale, sometime in the third week of July, will be announced via the company’s social media sites, OnePlus said.