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Recently, we heard few whispers that Micromax is coming with Yu subsidiary, a new Smartphone that will be a true budget Smartphone with no compromise with features. The Yu Yunique was announced in India recently, with killer specifications and features. The Smartphone offers great features at a quiet, affordable rate to jump for!

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The Micromax Yu Yunique comes with 4.7-inch of display screen with 1280 X 720 pixel resolution spread on the display screen. It offers Gorilla Glass 3. To speak of processor it comes with Quad core 400- Snapdragon with 1.2GHz of clock speed. Turning on the memory section, the Smartphone has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of secondary memory which can be expanded to 32GB. The 2,000mAh lithium battery too is quiet sufficient. It runs on latest Android 5.1 Lollipop version with Cyanogen 12.1 OS. The Smartphone offers Dual-SIM functionality with 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity options.

The big point is yet to come! The Yu Yunique comes with 4,999INR translated to $75USD. One can purchase the device with two additional covers at price of 5,449INR ($82USD). This Smartphone won’t make an entry in a Western Market, but the handset is truly worth at affordable rate.

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In the Global Mobile Internet Conference held recently in Beijing the top brass of Cyanogen discussed the past and the future of the company, and it was not very surprising that the company shall snap ties with the company OnePlus. Cyanogen were looking out for new vendors in the hardware section to bring the customary Android OS to market. Steve Kondik of Cyanogen opined that the two companies Cyanogen and OnePlus had different goals for the software and this was the cause of conflict as both pursued separately for the goals, thus stepping on each other’s toes, while launching OnePlus One in India last year.

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No longer together : Cyanogen and OnePlus

Cyanogen had already entered into an exclusive deal signed with Micromax the low cost smartphone manufacturer of India who had banned the sale of OnePlus handsets operated by the custom OS. Whereas the other top official of Cyanogen, Kirt McMaster was apparently not very pleased with the way the companies separated. He expressed his opinion that OnePlus developed their brand on the basis of Cyanogen and OnePlus would not have been able to sell many handsets without the appeal.

The company Cyanogen is already working with new partners for their share in the smartphone market share. The Chinese manufacturer is already in action and is scouting for the new partners in their venture. Apparently Cyanogen is now keen on tapping the international market and is looking for one who can boost the production to capture the international market quicker.OnePlus however, has Oxygen OS to fill the gap created by the departing Cyanogen OS. Though for all those devices running on Cyanogen OS, the company Cyanogen shall continue to offer support.

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Android One users here’s a good news for you! If you have recently grabbed Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream UNO or Karbonn Sparkle V and praying hard to get Lollipop version on your device. Seems like your prayers are getting answered. Very soon Lollipop version will be landing on your Android One with all sparkling features and benefits.
Recently, few new Smartphone which got released in Philippines and Indonesia are not only loaded with Lollipop, but have 5.1 Android running out of the box. On following close with Google India’s promise, Lollipop is few weeks far to get on with this update. Product Management Director, Caesar Sengupta announced that Android One phones in India have already started with Lollipop treat on their handset. The roll-out will be gradual but will soon be released on all stated Smartphone versions.

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Lollipop comes to Android One phone

The roll-out of Lollipop will be gradually rolling on weekly basis. The OTA notification update will be releasing on selected device. Update might be bit heavy with size, connecting on Wi-Fi will improve your updating speed. Still a final release date is yet to land! An official release of update is not confirmed whether Android One will be updated to Android 5.1 or just 5.0. But it is better to think of connecting to WiFi or faster mode to get all these update quick on our side!

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Recently a report popped out stating that Micromax has succeeded to gain top position. Micromax has overtaken the position in race of Smartphone sales as one of the leading manufacturer in India. But, with this piece of news it seems that Samsung has got frustrated and also have reported a statement to rub-off this news.
Korean giant ‘Samsung’ claims that it maintains the high position in India by running long way. According to the information of research firm GfK, Samsung has earned around 34.3% in 2014’s last quarter. While, its market share is around 35.8% to note in whole year, and its market shares comes up with 40.2%.

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Micromax Leads in Sales as per recent report Samsung in Second Place

With this number game, Samsung claims that it still holds the highest gainer position of Smartphone manufacturer. The Samsung also states that its market share is ‘more than double’, and turning to its value share of market its ‘more than 4-times’ from its tough competitor Micromax. Need to check what Micromax officials has to state on this Samsung’s statement.
The Canalys report has some different reports to share with, it claims that Micromax control over 22% of market share as compared to Samsung which holds 20%.
Asim Warsi, Vice President of India operation said that, ‘In 2014 we continued to gain more and more customers with exciting and innovative product and service with a volume share of 35.7% which is quite double. As per GfK data tells us that 50,000 of products were sold off.’

At the current time, this becomes a bit difficult to state which are scoring how much? Let time reveal the winners!

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The third-flash sale of Yu Yureka went on-air on Amazon India online retailer. On Thursday, Micromax’s Yu Yureka went out-of stock in just 3-second. Yes, this is for third time! Every time on flash sale, this Smartphone have struggled to earn such results. But travelling to flash-back, on its first sale, the Smartphone went through bit of controversies such as improper pricing, site glitches and very smaller number of units on sale.
The next flash sale is announced to be on 5th February at 2:00PM. The registration to grab the brilliant handset will open on Thursday at IST 5:00PM. Micromax’s secondary Yu-Televentures seem to be glad with the overwhelming response from users.

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The Yu-Televentures also added that they will be ramping-up the availability of the handset. To check the records, on Yu Yureka’s first sale around 10,000 units went out of stock in just three second. Then on its second flash, around 15,000 units went out-of stock on same day of sale in just 4-seconds.

See Also – Yu Yureka phones scheduled their new batch on 22nd January

Yu Yureka Smartphone offers impressive set of specifications at very affordable price of 8,999INR. The 5.5-inch of HD IPS screen comes with protection layer of Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by 64-bit Octa-core processor coupled with 615 Snapdragon, 405 GPU Adreno. The camera section too is impressive, comes with Sony Exmor CMOS sensor at rear side with 2/2 aperture and 13-megapixel, while on front side it offers 5-megapixel.

See Also – Micromax Yureka available in India via Amazon

Yu Yureka held a special sale for impacted customers and contest winners. Impacted customers are those users who were unable to avail the Smartphone due to payment issues or incorrect pricing or for those who received damaged units or defective products.

Related – Micromax Bolt A067 listed at Rs. 3,899: Specifications
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Micromax has come with new series called ‘Bolt-Smartphone series’. Micromax is planning to release Bolt A067 model. The Smartphone is displayed on its official site, still official details about its release date and price has not arrived. Mumbai- based retailer claims that the Micromax Bolt A067 will come at price of 3,899 INR approx.
Micromax Bolt A067 offers dual-SIM function, with latest Android version 4.4 KitKat. The Smartphone offers 800 X 480-pixel resolution spread on 4-inch of WVGA display screen. The Bolt A067 comes with dual-core Mediatek processor with 1.3GHz of clock-speed. It comes with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory. The internal memory of 4GB can then be expanded with help of MicroSD card up to 32GB. The Camera section is not so great, but what do you expect at such budget Smartphone. It offers 2-Megapixel rear camera and 0.2 Megapixel of front facing camera.

Micromax Bolt A67

The connectivity options are good, it offers Wi-Fi 802.11, EDGE, GPRS, GPS, Bluetooth, Micro-USB. The unfortunate part of Bolt A067 is, it does not offer 3G connectivity option. The Smartphone offers 1300mAh battery power that provides 5-hours of talk-time and standby time of 150-hours. The Bolt A067 comes in various colours Green, Grey, White, and Electric Red.
The Micrmax Bolt A067 comes pre-installed with MAD, Clean Master, Mi Security, Opera Mini and many more. At the beginning of this month, the company listed release of Micromax Bolt A066. This year Micromax will be stepping with Bolt series. Let’s see how Bolt series scores?

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Canvas Elanza 2 is the highly featured midrange Smartphone from Micromax which was added up into their ever longing and successful Canvas series in May 2014. Currently this Smartphone is available at an exciting price tag of around Rs. 8500. This Smartphone features following high end key assets.

Micromax A121 Canvas Elanza 2

  1. 5.0inch LCD display (294ppi)
  2. 1 GB RAM
  3. 4GB internal storage
  4. 8MP primary camera.
  5. Qualcomm 1.2GHz Quad core processor

These features are very exceptional at this price range and this is the best buy low budget phone for professionals as well as rough gamers. This high featured Smartphone definitely needs a high end battery to run it for a good period of time on single charge. It’s 2000mAh battery claims to provide talk time of 7 hours but for rough users they definitely need to optimise the battery life of their Elanza 2 if they want to use their Smartphone for a whole day of usage. Some of the users have been claiming about the average battery backup of this Smartphone .So here we are for you and we have specified some workarounds which can help you optimise the battery life of your Smartphone.

1. Internet browsing on Android Smartphone consumes a tremendous amount of your battery. Especially the applications which run in back ground take your internet connection silently and contribute in the battery drainage of Your elanza 2. So, it is recommended to kill unwanted background applications via some task killer or manually. This will decrease the drainage of your battery very effectively.

2. Optimise your connectivity options after every use. Turn off you’re your Wi-FI, Bluetooth and other connectivity options when not in use. These also consume a good share of your battery life.

3. Most of the social applications installed on Android have got sync option available which is usually set to auto. Turn off auto sync manually so that your internet data plan as well as battery is saved.

4. Keep your Elanza 2 screen brightness set to minimum. The high lighting eats up the battery of your Smartphone very fast.

5. Set your Screen time out minimum which is 15 seconds.

6. Avoid showing off live wallpaper as they keep running continuously and keep consuming battery in unproductive fashion.

6. Instead of installing different battery saving software’s, just install a simple ad free task killer and use it in application optimisation.

However if we look at the other face of this coin, it is like imprisoning your way of using Smartphone with the fear of battery loss. For the people who can bear this amount of compromising can just buy a good power bank from market and use it time to time. Or they can get an additional original battery from Micromax official store and enjoy stress free Smartphone experience.

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After releasing the two most affordable and high featured WP 8.1 platform Smartphone’s in association with Microsoft, Micromax has again decided to set their low end market on fire with the release of their brand new canvas Fire possessing highly adorable specifications under a low budget. This buttery smooth performing Smartphone is available at price range of around Rs. 6000. So let’s go through this adorable piece of art methodically and see what speciality has it got to impress low end crowd. This Smartphone flaunts a 4.0 inch display with screen resolution of 480×800 pixels and pixel density of 233 ppi.

Micromax Canvas Fire A093

The main specialty of this Smartphone resides in its operating System and processor. It possesses Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat operating system and an unknown Quad core processor clocked at 1.3GHz speed. This is going to be the main origin of user attraction mostly in the people who love performance rather than a huge screen. Besides this high class processor, a 512 MB RAM is embedded in this Smartphone. The shortage of RAM is expected to be facilitated by the exceptional speed. The inbuilt storage just like others is 4B which is expandable via SD card and it doesn’t matter too much at this range. Besides this stunning processor, it sports a 5 MP primary camera with shot resolution of 2592×1944 pixels and provided with LED flash. The additional camera features include geo tagging, panorama and HDR. However a VGA camera is used as a front shooter. This feature is the victim of this range.

This Smartphone is compatible with 2G as well as 3G networks and supports WIFI, latest Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, etc. It’s going to be powered by a Li-ion 1750 mAh battery giving talk time of 7 hours. This talk time isn’t exceptional but good for an average Smartphone. These are the features of Micromax Canvas Fire which is expected to be the best in its class. Micromax still need to be admired here for creating a Smartphone under such a low range with high end processor and most up to date operating system. There are only few minimized things which you would have to compromise in this Smartphone. RAM will be 512 MB so you would have to optimize it according to your need if you want the best performance of your Smartphone. Doing this, it will give you a good rated mobile experience. Video calling and other services will be little suffocated but still will go on with VGA camera.

There are a lot of Smartphone presently having a VGA front faced camera. So you can use it in good amount of light. The battery backup is also averagely good which will give you a good day of usage and nothing much can be expected in this standard. The rest of the features are worth paying the price especially processor is heat melting and for low end users, this Smartphone is a pleasant choice to go for.

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Surprisingly the Indian tech genius Micromax has unveiled their first ever Windows Smartphone’s line up in the market by the name of Micromax Win W121 and Micromax Win W092 expected to release in July 2014. Micromax has started turning the tables in windows sector also after dominating the market with their Android Smartphone’s worldwide with their amazing efforts and technology. Now the main question which arises is that is this Micromax Windows Smartphone’s worth your money or not. To clear this concept, take a look at the gleaming features of these Smartphone’s here.

Windows Phone 8.1 Micromax

These two alternatives of Micromax Windows Smartphone’s are elevated at different price ranges with the lower variant which is Micromax Win W092 expected at price around Rs 6500 and higher variant Micromax Win W121 is expected at price range of Rs 9500. Let’s discuss the features of both the Smartphone’s individually.

Micromax Canvas Win W121

Micromax Canvas Win W121Micromax Win W121 flaunts a 5.0 inch LCD capacitive display with higher screen resolution of (720*1280) pixels and pixel density of 294 PPI. It supports both 2G and 3G networks while as 4G is missing but there’s no problem because this Smartphone is expected to be a low budget Smartphone with best possible features. The most interesting thing about this Smartphone is that it has got 1GB of RAM while as maximum Nokia windows Smartphone’s run on only 512 MB RAM which is considered as biggest pit fall for Nokia. Internal memory of 8GB is present which is also admirable and memory is expandable up to 32GB. So, high memory fetchers don’t need to worry about it. The 2nd best feature which you are going to love is its 8MP camera with resolution of3264*2448 pixels featuring auto focus and LED flash. While as a 2MP front shooter is also present in it. It is powered with QUALCOMM Snapdragon 200 chipset and a Quad core Cortex A7 CPU clocked at a speed of 1.2GHZ. Fun doesn’t end here. It is enabled with latest version of Bluetooth 4.0 and WIFI. Its powerful 2000mAh battery provides battery backup of 8h and 150 h on standby which means it can give you full day companionship in office, school, colleges and hangouts with this battery backup. This Windows Phone 8.1 operating system running Smartphone gives you the maximum features for minimum price and these cool features make this smart phone very adorable. Overall there is no reason left for rejecting this Smartphone.

Let’s take a glance at Micromax Win W092:

Micromax Canvas Win W092

This Smartphone also runs on latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating System and encloses 4 inch WVGA display with resolution of (480*800) pixels and just like Win W121 it also supports both 2G + 3G and is clocked at processing speed of 1.2 GHz with its Quad core Snapdragon 200 processor along with 1GB RAM. The same amount of storage I.e. 8GB which is expandable up to 32 GB. The main difference lies in their camera which is 5MP in this case integrated according to its budget. Front shooter is also minimised to 0.3 MP. It will not affect you because the price is still well suited and processing speed is the most essential thing which has been kept the same as in its higher variant. Whereas connectivity features like Bluetooth v4.0 and WIFI are also present just as replica of Win W121.

It has been provide with 1500mAh battery slightly lower than its higher version but good for the Smartphone with this combination of Specifications. This is the best Windows Phone present in the market because you won’t find a Windows Phone with such processing capability under a price tag of 6500 Rs. This is the best choice to go for if you have a tight budget and desire to run the delightful framework of all new Windows Platform 8.1 pre installed with Office and other tools from Microsoft to make business, studies and work easier than never before.

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If you are planning to buy a new smart phone then consider opting for the latest Micromax A114R Canvas Beat. The best part about this latest smart phone from Micromax is that it has got some amazing features and it is available at a very affordable price tag. Compatible with 2G as well 3G network this smart phone from Micromax runs pretty well on frequencies such as GSM 900, GSM 1800 and HSDPA 2100 frequencies.

Micromax A114R Canvas Beat

Another best part about this smart phone is that it has got a Dual-SIM option which means you can easily run two connections with one phone and the switching from one sim to the another sim is also very smooth. Here is the detailed review of Micromax A114R Canvas Beat.

Body, Display and Memory Specifications

  • The Micromax A114R Canvas Beat comes with an IPS LCD Capacitive screen which is touch based and has got 16M colors with it. The screen size is 540 into 960 which is 5 inches and it has got 220 ppi pixel density. It is a multi touch smart phone and you can set MP3 or WAV based ringtones. Vibration option is also available with this smart phone. There is a built-in loudspeaker also and you can also connect an external headphone into its 3.5mm jack. If we talk about the memory options then we can say that its internal memory is 4GB which is little less but you can increase the memory capacity by connecting an external microSD card up to 32GB. It also comes with 1GB RAM.

Data, Camera and Other features

  • This smart phone supports EDGE technology as well as GPRS. You can expect a maximum data speed of 21 Mbps on HSDPA networks and 5.76 Mbps on HSUPA networks. One of the amazing features of Micromax A114R includes Wi-Fi Hotspot. Bluetooth and USB options are also available. The rear camera is a 8M camera and the front camera is a 2MP camera. Autofocus and dual-LED Flash facilities are also provided. You can also use the Face-detection, Geo-Tagging and touch-focus features quite easily.

Operating system and Battery Specifications

  • The Micromax A114R Canvas Beat runs on a Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system and the chipset which is used with this phone is Broadcom BCM23550. It is a Quad-Core 1.2Ghz processor and there are many sensors such as Accelerometer and Proximity sensors that are attached with this smart phone. FM radio and recording option is also available. The battery which is provided with this smart phone is a Li-Ion 1900 mAh battery which gives stand by time up to 150h and Talk time of 5 h.

Apart from all the features that have been discussed above this smart phone also comes with Predictive text input as well as threaded SMS view. The browser is HTML5 based browser and this smart phone is available in two colors and those are Black and White. Pre-loaded apps are also provided such as Google Search and Maps, Gmail and YouTube, Google Talk and Calendar. Over all it is a very nice smart phone and is available on retail counters.