Yu to launch Yunicorn with metal body, fingerprint scanner today


first_imgYu Televentures, a Micromax subsidiary, will launch a new phone called Yunicorn on May 31. The company has scheduled a media event in Delhi where it will launch the new phone. As the name suggests the Yunicorn is a phone that focuses more on the design and overall user experience unlike the company’s last phone Yutopia, which has more emphasis on the hardware.The details of the Yunicorn are scarce at the moment but we can confirm that it will have a fingerprint scanner and a metal body.Although Yu is promising that the Yunicorn is going to “redefine flagships” the phone seems to be YU5530, which was leaked a while ago on GeekBench. It is likely to be a mainstream phone with relatively good hardware, but possibly with an experience that will be more polished. If it is indeed YU5530, then expect it to sport MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor with speed of 1.8GHz and 4GB RAM. It is also likely to have a screen with FullHD (1080p) resolution.One of the key bits about the Yunicorn is that this will be launched without CyanogenOS. The deal that Yu and Cyanogen Inc had signed earlier is over and going forward the Indian phone maker is going to use its own software in its phones. This software will be lightly-modified Android – in the case of Yunicorn, Android Lollipop – that according to Yu will be regularly updated. Although, it won’t be Pure Android in the manner of software in Nexus phones, the user interface and features of the Yunicorn software will be closer to stock Android than a heavily modified version like CyanogenOS.advertisement”We promise that this (new) phone will be among the first ones in the market to get Android N update when Google releases the new version of Android,” Yu founder Rahul Sharma had told IndiaToday.In a few days ago.Also read: Next Yu phone to run pure Android, Cyanogen deal over This software is the result of Project Highway on which Yu developers are working for the last several months. “Earlier we had launched a few phones running pure Android along with CyanogenOS devices. The feedback from the people was that they liked pure android more. So going forward we will focus on it,” said Sharma.The Yunicorn will be the first phone in the series of devices that Yu has planned for this year. Sharma said that the company would launch the updated version of all its previous devices – the Yunique, the Yureka and the Yutopia – this year. Also read: YU Yutopia review: Godly hardware let down by softwarelast_img read more