It’s been a while since we saw a YU launch a new smartphone. That was until yesterday, with the announcement of the brand new YU Ace. This is an online exclusive smartphone, more specifically Flipkart exclusive. The smartphone starts at INR 6,000 for the base 2GB RAM and 16GB storage model and will start shipping September 6.
The slightly higher spec variant comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and will cost you INR 7,000. Internals include a MediaTek MT6739WW, a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The phone sports a 5.45″ display based on the popular 18:9 aspect ratio with resolutions of 720×1440 pixels, and a 2.5D glass on top.
The smartphone gets a 13MP camera at the back capable of 1080p video recording. The front gets a 5MP selfie camera with LED flash. The smartphone also features a fingerprint sensor below the rear camera, or you can use the face recognition feature as well.
The YU Ace runs on a relatively huge 4000mAh battery and Android 8.0 Oreo. Other features include expandable storage, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, MicroUSB, and a promised Android Pie update. The smartphone will be available in three color options i.e Charcoal Grey, Electric Blue, and Rose Gold.
The smartphone will most probably not be available in Nepal. Looking at its predecessor’s availability/success and the availability of other sub-brands like Realme and Honor it probably won’t. However, the Picophone from Xiaomi says otherwise, so fingers crossed.
Specifications of YU Ace:
- Display: 5.45″ 18:9 display with resolutions of 720×1440 pixels
- CPU: MediaTek MT6739WW, quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with a promised update to Android Pie
- RAM: 2/3GB
- GPU: PowerVR GE8100
- Storage: 16/32GB
- Expandable Memory: Up to 128 GB (dedicated)
- Rear Camera: 13 MP with LED flash; up to 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 5MP with LED flash; up to 720p@30fps
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, proximity
- SIM: Dual SIM with 4G
- Battery: 4000mAH non-removable
- Price (2GB/16GB): INR 6,000
- Price(3GB/32GB): INR 7,000