After days of speculation, YU today (20 July) unveiled the Yureka Plus in India.

The new YU phablet is an upgraded version of the Yureka that was launched in December last year.

A key improvement over Yureka dset is that the the Yureka Plus boasts full HD display and sturdier polycarbonate cover with re-inforced casing so that it can withstand accidental falls.

Company founder Rahul Sharma has posted a Yureka Plus extreme drop-test video. It shows Sharma practically throwing and kicking the phone around floors. He also drops it from a height of 4-feet, then 9 feet and finally the handset is dropped from a building with a height of more than 70 feet. The phone does break, with battery, cover and the display getting separated.

But once he put those parts back together, the phone started working, except the top-right corner of the display region.

Other key features of the Yureka Plus include Cyanogen OS 12 (based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop), Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory, 13mp camera, 5mp front camera and a 2500 mAh battery. It will cost ₹9,999 and will be made available exclusively on Amazon India on 24 July. The registration window will open at 12:00 pm today (20 July).

With the announcement, YU will put Yureka Plus in direct competition with Lenovo K3 Note, which has become a new favorite among Indians. [Do check out the key features comparison between the two in the table below].

Here is the YU Yureka Plus drop-test video:

YU Yureka Plus Extreme Drop-TestYU PlayGod via YouTube

Key Specifications of YU Yureka Plus and Lenovo K3 Note:

Models Micromax YU Yureka Plus Lenovo K3 Note
  • 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with 80-degree viewing angle, it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield, oleophobic coating to prevent finger-print smudges
  • Pixel density:401 ppi (pixels per inch)
  • 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen
  • [No Gorilla Glass shield ]
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi
OS Cyanogen OS 12 based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (with Vibe v2.5 UI)
Processor 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 [MSM 8939]series Octa-core [Quad-core 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A53 + quad-core 1.0GHz A53] CPU 64-bit class1.7GHz Mediatek [MT6752] Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU
GPU Adreno 405 Mali-T760MP2
Storage capacity 16GB, expandable up to 32GB 16GB, expandable up to 32GB
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with Sony IMX214 sensor, Blue-lens architecture, 5-physical element lens, f/2.2 aperture, full HD (1080p) resolution recording, LED flash
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with 71-degree angle lens, 1.4 micron pixel size, Largan Blue Lens architecture
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with Dual LED flash, HDR, full HD video recording
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery 2500 mAh (Lithium-Polymer)
  • 8 hours talk time
  • 210 hours standby time
  • 7 hours browsing time
  • 25% longer meaning you spend more time on the go before you have to recharge
3000 mAh;
  • Talk time: up to 36 hours
  • Standby time: close to 750 hours
Network 4G-LTE (MSM8939 LTE chipset) 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM (4G+3G micro slots) slots, Curved body design, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, Micro-USB, FM Radio;
  • Special mention: Warranty not void on Rooting, OTA (Over-The-Air) updates every month
Dual-SIM (micro) slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (A2DP & LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS. GLONASS, microUSB v2.0, FM Radio, Dolby Atmos audio system with surround sound feature
Dimensions 154.8 x 78.0 x 6.0-8.8 (width) mm 152.6 x 76.2 x 8.0 mm
Weight N/A 150 g
Colour Moonstone Grey White and Black
Price ₹9,999/- ₹9,999/-