Just hours ahead of Micromax's new YU series smartphone launch, a report has surfaced online that the upcoming CyagenMod OS-powered device is said to be a re-branded model of a Chinese phone.
Technology blog Gadget Raid has claimed that forthcoming Micromax YU is a clone of Chinese handset Coolpad F2 4G model. To corroborate the claims, it has posted image slides comparing the Coolpad F2 with the device photos teased by Micromax.
Phone's speaker grill and all the buttons on the front and sides are strikingly identical. Even the square-shaped camera module with LED flash placement on the rear is uncannily similar.
Another technology blog AndroidOS.in too claims that Micromax YU is a clone of Coolpad F2. The website has gotten hold of the export-import manifest of the Micromax smartphone on Zauba.com (an Indian logistic firm) database. It is learnt that the device features a 5.5-inch display, 4G-LTE chip and dual-SIM slot -- the same as Coolpad F2.
If this report turns out be true then, we can expect Micromax YU to come with a 5.5-inch HD screen, 64-bit class Snapdragon 615 CPU/MediaTek MT6795 SoC, 2GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory, 13.0-megapixel main camera, a 5.0-megapixel snapper on the front and a 2500 mAh battery. Instead of Android 4.4.4 KitKat, Micromax YU will run on the CyanogenMod OS.
This report reminds one of Micromax Canvas 4, launched in mid-2013. This phone was also rumoured to be a re-branded BLU Life One.
Though, the news is gathering steam on the internet, Micromax is yet to respond. Until the company comes clears the air over the rumours, this report will remain as pure speculations only.
Or maybe we just have to wait for a few hours to finally know the truth on Micromax YU.
Key specifications of Coolpad F2 4G/ Micromax YU:
|Model||Coolpad F2 4G/ Micromax YU|
|Display||5.5-inch HD (720x1280p) screen Gorilla Glass 3 shield|
|OS||Android 4.4.4/CyanogenMod 11|
|Processor||64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 CPU/ MediaTek Octa-core MT6795 SoC|
|Storage||32GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel cameraFront: 5.0-megapixel camera|