After attracting a lot of attention through their social media campaigns, CREO, a Bangalore based startup has finally unveiled the CREO Mark 1 smartphone. The Mark 1 is made to fulfil the need for a ever-improving Android experience.
The Mark 1 is a lot about software, so first let’s get the hardware out of the way. The Mark 1 has very standard specs for a Rs 19,999 phone:
Processor: MediaTek Helio X10, 8 X A53 (True Octa Core) 1.95GHz, GPU: PowerVR G6200
Memory: 3GB RAM + 32GB Internal storage
Battery: 3100 mAh with Fast Charging
Display: 5.5” Quad HD (1440x2560px), 534 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3.0
Camera: 21 MP Sony sensor with 4K and 120 fps Full HD video, ƒ/2.0 aperture; 8 MP front.
This makes the Mark 1 a competitive package for its price.
'Retriever' and 'Sense' are the two software features that stood out for me on the CREO Mark 1. Retriever is a safety feature that makes it easy to track down the person in case of theft. Without the need of internet or a connected Google account, Retriever will email the owner the phone's location and phone number information of a lost Mark 1. This feature remains intact even if the phone is reset or a new SIM card is inserted. ‘Sense’ is all about accessing anything on your phone in two taps. By tapping the home button twice at any time, a search box opens up where you can search and call contacts, get support from CREO, open apps and use generalised terms to find information.
The FUEL OS is definitely a step in the right direction for CREO, because there is a need to regulate software updates on Android phones. Will this phone make a dent in the Indian market is something we will have to wait and see. For Rs. 19,999 this phone is a well built, promising device waiting for community involvement to enhance user experience.
You will soon be able to purchase the Mark 1 on Flipkart or https://creosense.com. If you book from CREO’s website, you can also custom engrave your Mark 1.
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