Centric S1 was launched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 at Barcelona as the Organization’s first Pop up selfie camera phone.
The new phone also includes an in-display fingerprint detector along with a Face Unlock feature. Also, the Centric S1 includes quick charging assistance through osmosis Express 3.0 that is touted to bill up the handset to 50 percent in 20 minutes. There’s also an AMOLED display panel with 700 nits of brightness and wireless charging support. Together with the Centric S1 flagship, the Indian smartphone seller brought the Centric L4, Centric A2, Centric G5, and Centric G3 phone models at the ongoing MWC.
Centric S1 price
The Centric S1 cost begins at $310 (roughly Rs. 22,000) for its 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage version, while the price of its 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model is yet to be announced. However, the Centric L4 cost was set at $90 (approximately Rs. 6,400), Centric A2 at $140 (approximately Rs. 9,900), Centric G5 at $160 (approximately Rs. 11,400), along with the Centric G3 at $250 (approximately Rs. 17,700).
All five Centric mobiles will go on sale in India in June. The India price particulars of the new models are not yet been revealed, though.
Centric S1 specifications, features
The Centric S1 runs Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and comes with a 6.39-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display along with a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen panel is promised to provide 700 nits of brightness. Also, the phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, paired with 4GB and 6GB RAM alternatives.
On the front, the Centric S1 sports a double rear camera setup alongside a 16-megapixel main sensor along with a 5-megapixel secondary sensor — coupled with an LED flash. There’s also an 8-megapixel sensor featured on the pop-up selfie camera module. This makes the Centric S1 sit against the Vivo V15 Guru $28,990 and Vivo Nex$36,319 that both have a comparable pop-up selfie camera module but using distinct camera detectors.
The Centric S1 has 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage options. Besides, the mobile packs a 3,080mAh battery that supports rapid charging via Pump Express 3.0 and works with wireless charging functionality.
Along with the Centric S1 flagship, Centric India has attracted four new mobile models. The Android 8.1 Oreo-running Centric L4 in the new range includes a 5.45-inch HD screen, 13-megapixel autofocus OptiVu rear camera along with double LED flash, 8-megapixel selfie camera, quad-core MediaTek MT6739 SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, plus a 2,950mAh battery.
The Centric A2 that’s also based on Android Pie, on the other hand, has a 5.86-inch HD display together with a 19:9 aspect ratio plus a screen notch layout as well as a dual back camera set up such as a 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensor mix.
In contrast, the Android Pie-powered Centric G5 includes a 6.21-inch HD display along with a 19:9 waterdrop-style display notch and a dual back camera setup — comprising 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel camera sensors along with an autofocus lens. The phone sports an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It’s powered through an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, and packs a 4,050mAh battery. In any case, it comes with a facial recognition-supported”Face ID” attribute.
The Centric G3 also runs Android Pie but comes with a 6.23-inch full-HD+ screen which has a 20:9 aspect ratio, along with a display notch layout. It has a double rear camera setup with a combination of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The phone packs a 3,080mAh battery and has a 7.7mm of width.
All the newest Centric phones have a fingerprint detector, though as we said, the Centric G5 also gets the Face ID feature.
“The resounding success of Centric’s launch event at MWC 2019 is a promising step in the ideal direction to foray into the global marketplace with our product offerings,” said Manish Agrawal, Managing Director, Centric Smartphones, in a press statement.