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Creo Mark 1 Gets First Software Update; Adds Selfie Flash and More

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Creo launched its Mark 1 smartphone last month priced at Rs. 19,999. At launch, the company promised that the Mark 1 running the company’s proprietary Fuel OS based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will be receiving new features every month in the form of over-the-air updates.

The company as promised has released its first software update for Fuel OS on Creo Mark 1 smartphone bringing five new features including Enhance, Data Manager, and Selfie Flash, as well as an upgrade to the existing Sense and Echo features along with overall performance enhancements.

The new Data Manager after the update will be embedded into Settings. It will let users save cellular data consumption by managing data access to the apps downloaded on the device. The Data Manager will also inform users about an issue such as how much background data is being used out of their total data consumption.

The second feature is Enhance, which is a light and quick photo-editor, complementing the Camera app and the Gallery, and also offers quick photo editing options. The Selfie Flash feature lights up the display for split seconds radiating a burst of light during selfies. Users will however can enable or disable Selfie Flash mode.

Creo is also bringing improvements to its inbuilt search experience dubbed Sense. Now, Sense can show real-time results when entering calculations. Another addition is double tap on the home button for sending message WhatsApp to any contact directly. Users can also add phone number to contacts via Sense or search for Apps directly on the Play Store

“Sense functions at an OS level with no hassles of multiple App permissions and can be invoked anywhere with a simple Double Tap on the Mark 1 home button,” notes the company in a press statement.

With the latest May update, Creo has added a host of new options for users. When Echo mode switched on all calls will be directed to Echo without needing user’s involvement. The Echo Mode also comes with smart triggers which can notify users when the phone is on Silent Mode. Echo now also allows users to set different Welcome Messages for different contacts in the phone. Echo has been upgraded to welcome callers in new 6 Indian languages – Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.

Creo Mark 1

General

Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 155.40 x 76.10 x 8.70
Weight (g) 190.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3100
Removable battery No
Colours Gun Metal Black
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.9GHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek Helio X10
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD

Camera

Rear camera 21-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 5.1.1
Skin Fuel OS

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n/ ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No