- Yu Ace, first sale on September 6 via Flipkart
- Yu launched this smartphone after a year from last launch
- The smartphone will also get 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant but later
Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures on Thursday launched the Yu Ace smartphone in India. It will be exclusively available via Flipkart. To recall, this is the first smartphone launched by the brand in nearly a year, with the last offering being the Yu Yureka 2 that was launched in September 2017. The company claims the Yu Ace will get an Android Pie.
Top Highlights of Smartphone:
The smartphone bears an 18:9 display, a 4,000mAh battery, Face Unlock, and stock Android 8.1 Oreo with the company’s Steroid Launcher on top, all of which can be considered its biggest highlights.
Yu Ace Price in India, Sale Date, and Launch Offers
- The Yu Ace price in India has been set at Rs. 5,999 for its lone 2GB RAM with 16GBstorage variant and the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage variant will cost Rs. 6999.
- The smartphone will go on sale via Flipkart from 12pm IST on September 6. The next flash sale will be held on September 13, and the company says the smartphone will be available in open sale thereafter. The smartphone has been launched in Charcoal Grey, Elektric Blue, and Rose Gold.
Yu Ace Specifications and Features
The dual-SIM and dual-VoLTE Yu Ace smartphone runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo with the company’s Steroid Launcher on top. It sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with a 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 SoC coupled with 2GB or3GB of RAM.
The smartphone features a 13-megapixel rear camera coupled with flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. The company is touting the Face Unlock feature on the Yu Ace, which also bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. It comes with the standard set of connectivity options and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery.
- 5.45-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
- 1.5GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6739 64-bit processor with PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU
- 2GB RAM with 16GB storage / 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB
- Android 8.0 (Oreo)
- Dual SIM ( nano + nano + microSD)
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
- 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS
- 4000mAh battery
Yu almost took a year to launch a smartphone with a teaser that highlighted “FACE OFF” but we don’t think its a “FACE OFF” type of smartphone. The smartphone comes with a decent specification for the price.
Yu Ace is in direct competition with Redmi 5A which is also available at same price for both variants. Two things which make Yu Ace stand out against its competition are 18:9 display aspect ratio and a massive 4,000 mAh Battery.
Overall, there is nothing impressive on this smartphone at this price point, you can still consider Redmi 5A which come with Snapdragon 425 processor or you can also wait for Redmi 6 which is expected to launch on September 5.