Amazon’s Great Indian Sale arrives with hefty savings on OnePlus X, Xiaomi Mi 5, and more

Amazon India has a bunch of popular Android smartphones on sale for the next few days, including the Xiaomi Mi 5, OnePlus X and Yu Yuphoria.

‘Flagship-breaking’ Yu Yunicorn launches at $190 with 4GB RAM, 4,000 mAh battery

You may have to pinch yourselves to be certain the Yu Yunicorn is real, as the 5.5-incher offers unusually high-end specs for a sub-$200 price in India.

The Yu Yunicorn will gallop on May 19

Micromax subsidiary Yu will launch the phone on May 19. It’s a smartphone that the Indian manufacturer hopes will “break flagships.”

Micromax’s Yu is teased to “break the flagships” this month

Micromax subsidiary Yu wants to get people hyped for a new flagship that will break other flagships like a bull breaks into a china store.

Micromax is the first smartphone OEM in India with a native mobile payment service

Though it may not directly compete against Apple Pay anytime soon, the newest mobile payment service unveiled in India by Micromax sounds like a big deal.

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This week on the podcast: the smartphone with the stupid-sounding name (but the wicked-awesome value) and Kardashian jokes. How can you resist?

Yu Yutopia finally debuts with Quad HD screen, SD810 SoC, 4GB RAM, $375 price

The highly anticipated Yu Yutopia has gone official in India with cream of the crop hardware in tow, Cyanogen OS software, and a very palatable price.

Yu Yutopia announcement now set for December 17, something else also in store

Micromax reportedly plans to unveil two phones soon, not just the super-high-end Yu Yutopia, which is why the announcement is delayed for December 17.

YU Yutopia teased for December 7

YU enjoys a strong homeland cache while retaining that outsider company feeling…

Yu Yutopia declares war on plastic and sandstone with ‘truly powerful’ metal body

The upcoming Yu Yutopia Cyanogen phone is apparently made of metal, as the little known Indian OEM doesn’t want to make plastic or sandstone compromises.

Yu no longer sells Cyanogen OS Yuphoria, but partnership is apparently still on

Cyanogen Inc. addressed rumors of lingering conflicts between it and hardware partner Yu, but failed to explain why the Cyanogen OS Yuphoria is no more.

Yu Yunique offers LTE speeds, HD screen, and Cyanogen OS option for $75 in India

The Yu Yunique is an impressively cheap, impressively powerful smartphone for India, endowed with LTE speeds, and optionally loaded with Cyanogen OS.

Micromax Yu5050 reportedly nigh with Quad HD screen, 4GB RAM in tow

The Micromax Yu5050 could give the OnePlus 2 a run for its money, with ultra-high-end specifications and a mid-tier price point.

Yu is launching the Cyanogen-powered Yuphoria on May 12

The Yu Yuphoria launch will be taking place on May 12; the phone will be the latest in a series of Cyanogen OS-powered smartphones.