Comio, a Chinese mobile brand has just announced three new budget smartphones for the Indian market. The phones are named COMIO C1, C2 and S1. These phones are being marketed as Made in India products and the company has also made arrangements with the carrier Reliance Jio to offer bundled devices with special offers.
While Comio has fitted a common processor in all three models, there are other differences between the three models.
The Comio C1 sports a 5-inch HD IPS display with the screen resolution reading 1280x720 pixels. The RAM is just 1GB and the internal memory storage capacity is 32GB. The camera setup has an 8MP sensor in the rear and a 5MP sensor on the front. The battery fitted on the COMIO C1 is 2200mAh in size; all standard specs you would say.
The Comio C2 also has a 5-inch HD IPS and similar 720p display. The RAM, however is higher at 2GB but internal storage only 16GB. The camera setup finds identical 8MP sensors in the rear as well as the front. The battery is also much more powerful at 4000mAh.
The third device, the Comio S1 has a marginally larger 5.2-inch display, the screen resolution being almost the same as the other two offerings. The RAM and ROM on this device are 2GB and 32GB respectively. A metallic unibody and a fingerprint sensor on the back panel add to the specs. The battery is a moderate 2700mAh. The optics section is also bumped up to a 13MP sensor in the rear and an 8MP sensor in the front.
The fact is that of the three, two models, the Comio C1 and S1 are basically updates of versions already released earlier.
As mentioned, the CPU on all three phones is common and it is the MediaTek MT6737 SoC with a clocking speed of 1.3GHz. The OS is also common; the Android Nougat, version 7.0.
The connectivity features, including 4GVoLTE can also be found on the Comio C1, C2 and S1 phones.
The unique anti-theft feature included in these COMIO phones is if any unauthorized person tries to break the PIN or the code, it immediately takes a picture of the unauthorized person.
The company plans to expand the distribution network in India by adding more retailers and distributors.
Now the prices: the Comio C1 is being sold at Rs 5,999 the COMIO C2 at Rs 7,199 and the Comio S1 at Rs 8,999.
The phones can be purchased online or through retail outlets, but currently only in the North and West of India.