$142 Micromax Yureka Cyanogen OS Smartphone Features a 64-bit Qualcomm Processor

Micromax is one of the leading smartphone companies in India, battling with Samsung for the top spot, and they’ve recently announced Yureka, a 64-bit smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, and Cyanogen OS 11 selling for just 8,999 Rupees  (~$142 US) in India.
Yureka_smartphoneYureka smartphone specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) octa core Cortex A53 processor with Adreno 405 GPU, and Hexagon V50 DSP
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB internal storage + micro SD slot up to 32GB
  • Display – 5.5″ IPS display with Corning Glass 3, 1280×720 resolution
  • Cellular Connectivity
    • LTE TDD B40 2300 MHz / B3 1800 MHz (150 Mbps DL / 50 Mbps UL)
    • WCDMA 900/2100 MHz (42 Mbps DL/ 11 Mbps UL)
    • GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
    • Dual SIM (micro)
  • Wireless Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio
  • Camera – 13MP rear camera with autofocus and flash, 5MP front-facing camera
  • USB – micro USB OTG port
  • Audio – 3.5 mm headphone jack, mono speaker. 24-bit audio.
  • Sensors – G-sensor, proximity, light sensor, and gyroscope.
  • Battery – 2,500 mAh. 210 hours standby, 8 hours talk time, 7 hours web browsing.
  • Dimensions – 8.5 mm thick

The phone runs Cynogen OS 11 based on Android 4.4.

Yureka smartphone will be sold for 8,999 Rupees on Amazon India, where you can currently subscribe to register for the actual sale on January 13, 2015. Even though it’s not available to the rest of the world for now, it shows how cost effective 64-bit ARM Android smartphones can be. More details can be found on YuPlayGod website

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10 Replies to “$142 Micromax Yureka Cyanogen OS Smartphone Features a 64-bit Qualcomm Processor”

  1. That looks like a pretty decent deal indeed. And finally they have gone for 2GB RAM, too.

    I’d prefer 5″ instead but if this is the harbinger of things to come, my MotoG will finally get some worthy competition.

  2. What is the benefit of a 64bits processor if it has only 2GB RAM ? (it should just increase cache-miss i.e. be slower than an equivalent 32 bits machine since pointers are 2x bigger…)

  3. I highly doubt it runs actual Aarch64 binaries, likely it is running generic Aarch32 code.

    Is there even any Aarch64 CM code/ROMs around?

  4. Cyanogen OS 11 is based on Android 4.4 Kitkat.
    64-bit support was introduced in Android 5.
    So this phone’s OS is not 64-bit; just the CPU

  5. It is my understanding that Android 4.4 does support the 32-bit version of ARMv8 (the new ARM instruction set with support for 64-bit). So (apart from clock speed of the chip) there are advantages, even when running 32-bit code. For example, in Geekbench results, 64-bit chips that run in 32-bit mode (“Aarch32”) take advantage of new cryptography instructions and overall have better benchmark scores than chips that run in 100% ARMv7-a compatibilty mode, even without 64-bit mode. Most benchmarks running in a “true” 64-bit mode show low results, indicating that the software support is still immature/unoptimized.

    This way, speed improves without the overhead of double-sized pointers which, as ade says, can increase cache misses because of the increased size of the memory working set for a process, which mobile devices are sensitive to.

  6. Depending on the site in question, the Cooltab F2 has either “Qualcomm Octacore” or a generic MTK6592, so I am not sure just how similar it really is… And: no stock CM11.

  7. Either way, can Moto please give us the SD615 + 2GB RAM in the MotoG LTE refresh? I’d immediately buy that 🙂

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