While everyone is focusing on what the Chinese smartphone manufacturers have new in their backpacks, homegrown player Comio has launched its new offering in India dubbed as the Comio C1 Pro which is another mid-range smartphone from the company and is targeted towards the millennials looking for an affordable smartphone with a decent set of specifications.
Comio C1 Pro has been launched in direct competition to the likes of Redmi 5A and the Moto C Plus which have been two of the highest selling smartphones in the segment, however, in what could be termed as a rarity, Comio C1 Pro which is an Indian offering, seems to give its Chinese counterparts a run for their money as it comes two of the rarest features in this category.
The Comio C1 Pro has become the cheapest smartphone in India to come with dual 4G VoLTE support and to double it up, the Indian smartphone maker has also offered the facial recognition feature with the Comio C1 Pro, making it one of the best packaged smartphones at this price range, as far as user experience is concerned. The handset also comes with WPS support which means it can handle applications such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and PDFs.
While launching the Comio C1 Pro, Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, CEO of Comio said “We are delighted to announce the launch of our new smartphone COMIO C1 Pro in such a short span. We believe that consumers in this price segment deserve better features and our budget-friendly C1 PRO smartphone provides a potpourri of exciting features like good camera quality, better speed, security features, stylish design and value-added services.”
Other highlights of the Comio C1 Pro include Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and a 5-inch HD display which is a sort of benchmark in this segment. Another USP of the Comio C1 Pro is a dedicated microSD card slot over and above the dual SIM tray.
Comio C1 Pro Specifications
5-inch HD+ IPS display with 16:9 aspect ratio, 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, 2.5D curved glass and an unspecified scratch resistance layering.
64-bit Quad-Core MediaTek MT6739 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and coupled with PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU for graphics
1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of Internal memory, expandable up to 128GB with micro SD card
Android 8.1 (Oreo) OS out of the box
Dual SIM support and a dedicated microSD card slot
Face unlock for biometrics but the Comio C1 Pro doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner
8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Phase detection auto focus and LED flash
5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, face unlock and beautification modes.
3.5mm audio jack, micro USB support and FM Radio
Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS with GLONASS
2500mAh battery without fast charging support
Comio C1 Pro Price And Availability
The Comio C1 Pro will be available in Metallic grey, Sunrise gold as well as Royal black color options while the smartphone is priced at just Rs 5,599. On the other hand, Comio C1 Pro will be available through offline as well as online retailers including Amazon, Snapdeal, Flipkart, Shopclues, and Paytm. The smartphone also comes with Rs. 2220 cashback offer (in the form of vouchers) for all Reliance Jio customers, which brings the effective price of the smartphone Comio C1 Pro to Rs. 3399.
Reliance Jio subscribers will get the Rs. 2,200 cashback through 44 vouchers where each voucher will be worth Rs. 50. The offer will only be valid once users successfully recharge with Reliance Jio Rs 198 or Rs 299 monthly packs while the vouchers can be redeemed on buying any recharge pack from the second recharge onwards.
That being said, Comio has also highlighted the fact that the Comio C1 Pro will be available with one year and 100 days of warranty, one-time screen breakage warranty and 30-day replacement. Comio is also offering an upgrade offer which allows buyers to get 40 percent of discount in return for any other old Comio phone (less than 12-months).