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YU courageously launches Yureka 2 running Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Today YU took the wraps off its latest creation for the Indian market, the Yureka 2. Despite what its name may allege, this is in fact the sixth Yureka-branded phone, following the original Yureka, the Yureka Plus, the Yureka Note, Yureka S, and Yureka Black.

The Yureka 2 boasts a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS touchscreen, the Snapdragon 625 chipset with 2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and a 3,930 mAh battery.

Its main camera is a 16 MP unit with LED flash, while selfies are taken care of by an 8 MP shooter up front. A fingerprint sensor is on the phone’s back, and 4G LTE support is built-in. The Yureka 2’s dimensions are 152.6 x 76.5 x 8.15 mm. It will become available on September 20, exclusively from Flipkart, for INR 11,999 ($186 or 156 at the current exchange rates).

There’s just one problem here. The YU Yureka 2 will arrive on the market running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. That version of the OS launched in 2015. Two years ago. Devices which are supported directly by Google are already on Android 8.0 Oreo. Will the Yureka 2’s affordable price point make people ignore this fact? We’ll have to wait and see.

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