Bangalore, India-based startup CREO has launched its first smartphone, the CREO Mark 1 in India for a price of Rs. 19,999. The phone comes pre-loaded with the company’s custom Android-based operating system, called the Fuel OS. The CREO Mark 1 comes with a metal frame in only gun metal black color option, and will be available via Flipkart and offcial CREO website very soon. There’s no word yet on its availability.
The Fuel OS has a bunch of impressive features such as Sense, custom notification, lock screen gestures, customizable capacitive touch buttons, smart inbox for messages, smart call forwarding, Echo, Retriever and more. The company also promised that it will deliver regular updates with new features. The company also announced that next month, the Mark 1 will get two new features – a fullscreen flash for selfies, and photo editing tool.
The Sense feature can find anything on the device and can be enabled by double-tapping the home button. The Echo is a built-in answering machine like a voicemail service that automatically answers with recorded messages when you’re too busy to answer a call. The Retriever sends an alert email to you if it’s stolen or a new SIM is inserted in your phone, including the new phone number and the device’s location. The Retriever doesn’t require internet connection.
The CREO Mark 1 features a large 5.5-inch Quad HD display with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, is powered by an Octa-Core Mediatek Helio X10 (MT6795) clocked at 1.95GHz along with PowerVR G6200 GPU and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Fuel OS. It has 3GB RAM with 32GB built-in storage and microSD card slot support up to 128GB. The smartphone backed by a 3100mAh battery with fast charging.
The rear of the smartphone has a 21 Megapixel main camera with Sony IMX230 sensor, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, and is capable of recording video in 4K resolution and 1080p slow motion at 120fps. It also has an 8 Megapixel front camera with 86-degree wide-angle lens, 1080p video recording and 3D photos.
In terms of connectivity options, the CREO Mark 1 comes with Dual SIM, 4G LTE, GPS, dual-band WiFi 802.11ac (Dual Band) and Bluetooth 4.0. The phone measures 155.4 x 76.1 x 8.7mm and weighs in at 190 grams.