The Yu Yuphoria launched last month, but since then the affordable smartphone has been plagued with issues. Now however, the company is set to soon launch a software update that aims at quashing them and improving the user experience.
Yu CEO Rahul Sharma announced on the company’s forums that the Cyanogen OS 12.1 update based on Android 5.1 was in the final phase of testing. In other words, it could be released in the coming weeks. The update will focus on fixing bugs found with the proximity sensor, keyboard, camera, and improve the overall performance of the smartphone.
Some of the issues we faced on our Yuphoria included the display conking off in a week, multi-touch on keyboard was extremely buggy, and camera performance was well below par. All these issues though can be fixed with an update, and seems like Yu is doing just that. Additionally, Sharma also says that the update will bring in improvements to audio, dialer, and thermal performance among others.
To recap, the Yuphoria launched last month with a price tag of Rs 6,999. It flaunts a 5-inch HD TFT IPS display, and is powered by a 64-bit 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor paired with 2GB RAM. It offers 16GB internal storage, and packs a 2,230mAh battery with quick charging technology.
The smartphone also features an 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing snapper, and connectivity options like dual-SIM, LTE support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.