1. Yu Yureka sold out in 5 seconds flat on Amazon; next sale set for Feb 19

Yu Yureka sold out in 5 seconds flat on Amazon; next sale set for Feb 19

Yu, the new online brand from Micromax, had launched Yureka, its first smartphone running Cyanogen OS in India, at a price of Rs 8,999 in January.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 14, 2015 8:59 AM
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Yu, the new online brand from Micromax, had launched Yureka, its first smartphone running Cyanogen OS in India priced at Rs 8,999.

The latest Micromax subsidiary Yu’s sale of  Yureka smartphone, held at 2 pm on Amazon India today, saw all handsets being sold out in just 5 seconds.

As many as 25,000 units of Yureka phones were up for grabs in the flash sale, the fifth in a series.

With the blink-and-you-will-miss-it sale leaving many disappointed, Yu has already announced that registration for the next sale on February 19 will start as soon as 5 pm today.

The last flash sale of Yureka smartphone was also over with all available devices – 15,000 of them – sold out in just four seconds on Amazon India.

In its maiden sale on January 13, Yu claimed to have sold 10,000 uints of its Yureka smartphone within three seconds but had faced backlash from customers for erroneously charging more. The ecommerce site had later apologised to buyers.

The second and third flash sales of Yureka smartphone took place on January 22 and 29.

Yu, the new online brand from Micromax, had launched its first smartphone running Cyanogen OS in India at a price of Rs 8,999 in January.

The Yureka smartphone competes directly with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G.

The Yureka smartphone competes directly with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G.

Yu Yureka runs Cyanogen OS 11 and not stock Android. The phone offers its users much more customisation than Android, maybe a bit too much for the price bracket. Cyanogen has tweaked its operating system a bit for Yu. the Yureka smartphone sports a 5.5-inch 720p HD display and comes with 4G LTE Cat4 modem, making it one of the cheapest 4G Android smartphone in the country. The other interesting feature is its 13 MP camera, which is quite rare in a sub-Rs 10,000 phone.

SPECIFICATIONS

* Display: 5.5-inch 720p HD display
* Processor: 1.5 GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 CPU
* Operating system: Cyanogen OS 11, built on Android 4.4.4 OS
* Storage & memory: 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 16 GB internal memory
* Camera: 13 MP (rear); 5 MP front camera
* Connectivity: GSM, GPRS, WCDMA and LTE networks
* Battery: 2,500 mAh removable battery

 

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    sdss
    Feb 12, 2015 at 4:02 pm
    It was in my cart for 15mins..but for some reason i was not able to chcekout..
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      Aravindh
      Feb 12, 2015 at 7:22 pm
      @Bharat : Quoting Sam's message : Keep trying. as we are living in the country where the potion is more than 1,210,193,422...........And not everybody gets LUCKY.
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        Aravindh
        Feb 12, 2015 at 4:58 pm
        Detractors like you bring India down. I pity you Anil. I pity you. Regardless to say, YU is a good phone which has 36k in Antutu. You have a say on that?
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          Aravindh
          Feb 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm
          If they keep it in a store, They have to pay the store rent and extra advertising cost where this will benefit Amazon, YU and Micromax (As a reail-seller). Now you;re talking about actually purchasing the phone. What a turn around. Hahaha. Anyways, If people don't have internet access, They always can go to an internet cafe. I was wondering if you will come up with something serious that can break me. TAG! You're IT! :P
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            Bharat
            Feb 12, 2015 at 5:52 pm
            This is for the consecutive third week i tried to purchase this phone. When i applied the add the to cart button it started processing but after few seconds again the add to cart button appeared but the button was not working. By that time it was showing 45% complete but it was not allowing me to proceed after clicking the button so many times. now i also tend to believe that it is just a marketing strategy of Amazon to tell people that it has 25000 units for where as might not be having more than 250 pieces with them. This is now frustrating and its better i should plan to drop the idea of purchasing this device.
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              Robin
              Feb 13, 2015 at 1:41 am
              Fake .. The time is just for phones added to cart. There is NO proof to show they actually got sold. On Flipkart also, similar flash s occur. An insider informed it was all hype. All phones got added to cart, but out of 60000, only 18-20% gets actually sold..
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                Sahil
                Feb 15, 2015 at 8:28 pm
                Buy it and don't think! Just buy it!
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                  anil kumar
                  Feb 12, 2015 at 5:28 pm
                  Mr.Aravindh.. i tried for 4times to purchase yu yurekha.. today also i didnt came.. one think u tell me. did u got the yu yureka tell me..
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                    anil kumar
                    Feb 12, 2015 at 4:32 pm
                    micromax yu yureka they are playing with customers.. i think its not a good phone.. thats why they are reing the yu yureka phone for week base....
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                      anil kumar
                      Feb 12, 2015 at 5:11 pm
                      they are showing only config high thats it.. if realy they wanna sell the product. why cant they keep directly online or in stores.. if really they wanna sell the product they have to keep in stores nd direct online. so people doesnt have internet access.. how they will purchase.. mr.aravindh u tell me..
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                        Karan Mehta
                        Feb 13, 2015 at 8:30 pm
                        Wow. I love this phone. The 13 MP camera is just amazing. and Cyanogen OS too, at just Rs. 8,999!
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                          Mohammed Hussain
                          Feb 13, 2015 at 1:39 am
                          I felt very excited b'coz I'll buy yureka...... That mobile is on my hand and put the comment for this.......
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                            basavaraj m
                            Feb 15, 2015 at 2:41 pm
                            i m not getting this phone but i m trying from first plz help me
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                              Vinay Kumar
                              Feb 13, 2015 at 6:16 am
                              It's all depend on internet speed and CPU processor. During my last attempt I was confused with misguiding videos on you-tube. I carted phone at 7th sec and got waitlist of 500. This time, yes, after few seconds again the add to cart button appeared, clicked again, followed by ordering process, got SMS for order confirmation that it will be delivered between 16th-18th, lets wait and watch....
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                                RAJESH
                                Feb 12, 2015 at 9:33 pm
                                Amazon and YU Yureka both with a arrogance creating a Hype in the market by flash s other companies are not able to match the product, features ....Let us hope other companies will introduce a competative product in the market...... I register in the first slot tried all five times and failed ...... Hope for good matching product availability in the Market soon to drop the idea of purchasing this device
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                                  sabeer
                                  Feb 13, 2015 at 3:56 pm
                                  seriously its not that great mobile as its been hyped. If they make the s open then Im sure it will loose all the hype whats creating now. I got this mobile for my friend on the first that too from waitlist. The way amazon handles the flash is pathetic. I was trying to buy another from the next , but everytime I failed and once I was added in waitlist and after half an hour it was time out. We have to keep staring the screen expecting a pop up. Its so ridiculous. Flipkart is the best for flash s even though I never support flash . Its just marketing gimmick. I wrote twice to Amazon to make the s transparent or make it open s. But same answer register for next . LOL
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                                    kiran
                                    Feb 12, 2015 at 11:18 pm
                                    I tried a lot to buy yureka today on flash but it dissapoint me a lot because i clicked add to cart at 1st sec but it sends me to wait list then also wait list appears 6 times ive joined in that but the only thing is its a fake by amazon they want to hype the b so they pla a lot with customers plzz dont try for this its a fake
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                                      Sam
                                      Feb 12, 2015 at 5:49 pm
                                      I got Yureka on last slot of 5th Feb., the thing is that you've continuously update your wishlist. If someone can't fulfill his order within 15 min than you'll get the chance. But keep trying. as we are living in the country where the potion is more than 1,210,193,422, so you can't expect that you will get the product when it is only 25000 units. But yeah try and try, keep patience, if not than go in market, buy it for Rs. 12k.
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                                        Shailesh Allam
                                        Feb 12, 2015 at 6:48 pm
                                        Anil, I completely agree with you.. There will not any option for the people who wants to buy Yu Yureka if they don't have the internet connection. Yu Televentures and Micromax has to keep the available maximum numbers in stock so that even a common man can be able to buy as per the price tag they have set for.
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                                          sushant
                                          Feb 15, 2015 at 2:13 am
                                          why to stand in q for micromax where xiaomi is selling their phone directly online....
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                                            Utsab Biswas
                                            Mar 12, 2015 at 7:40 pm
                                            I booked mine today :D
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