CREO, an Indian startup company, has launched the Mark 1 smartphone in the country. CREO is the latest player in the crowded Indian market where both Chinese and Indian manufacturers have been fighting it out for dominance in the budget and mid-range smartphone segments. The Mark 1, like the competition, offers a lot of bang for the buck.
The device comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD display and is powered by the MediaTek Helio X10 processor. There’s a 21-megapixel camera at the back, an 8-megapixel camera on the front, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, 4G LTE connectivity, two SIM slots, and a 3,100 mAh battery with fast charging support. On the software front, the Mark 1 runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with the company’s Fuel OS, which adds a few gesture-based features.
At a price of Rs. 19,999, the CREO Mark 1 might be considered a tad overpriced by some, especially with devices like the Xiaomi Mi5 available in India (the Mi5 is priced considerably higher but is better priced for the hardware that it offers). The Mark 1 will be available in Gun Metal Black from retailer Flipkart and from CREO’s own website, though the company hasn’t yet mentioned the actual date the handset will go on sale.