The CREO Mark 1 has been on the radar for quite some time and the company finally launched their first smartphone alongside the FuelOS. The FuelOS is expected to change the way we perceive Android updates which has been Achilles heel for the operating system from long. For the sake of context Android Marshmallow is still languishing with an adoption rate of 4.6% as opposed to the staggering 79 percent of Apple devices running on the latest iOS 9.
That being said apart from the software the Creo Mark 1 is also backed up by well speeced hardware. The device comes equipped with a 5.5-inch QHD display with 2.5D glass on both the sides. Under the hood lies octa core MediaTek Helio X10 clocked at 1.95GHz and paired with a 3GB of RAM. On the storage front the Mark 1 offers 32GB of Internal storage and a microSD card slot that can accommodate up to 128GB.
Creo Mark 1 comes with a 21-Megapixel primary sensor and a 8-Megapixel secondary sensor. It comes with ability to record 4K videos, Panorama, Slo-mo (120fps/FHD), Live photos and is backed by a 3100mAh battery pack that supports fast charging.
As we have been talking earlier the FuelOS is the highlight of this phone, the FuelOS is updated every month with new features and fixes the best part is that each update comes with a rating system. This makes it more easy for the users to choose the update. Furthermore, the update is also accompanied with an intuitive changelog and a video explaining the update. If you are a stickler for personalisation Creo lets you engrave your name or message on the metal chassis. The FuelOS however comes with a host of new features that we will be covering at length in an upcoming post.
Creo seems to have already setup 106 support centers and has also introduced pick and drop facility in other 15 cities. The best part is that Creo claims that within the next few months number of service centers will be increased to 300. Now for the price, the Creo Mark 1 is priced at Rs 19,999 and will be available on Flipkart and also the Creo website. Engraving will be offered at no additional cost for the first 2000 buyers.