Centric S1 Pop-Up Selfie Camera Phone Launched at MWC 2019, Along With 4 Other New Models

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Centric S1 Pop-Up Selfie Camera Phone Launched at MWC 2019, Along With 4 Other New Models

Centric S1 sports an 8-megapixel pop-up selfie camera

Highlights
  • Centric S1 price starts at $310 (roughly Rs. 22,000)
  • The phone features an AMOLED display with 700 nits of brightness
  • Centric L4, A2, G3, and G5 start at $90 (roughly Rs. 6,400)

Centric S1 was launched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona as the company's first pop-up selfie camera phone. The new phone also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a Face Unlock feature. Also, the Centric S1 comes with fast charging support through Pump Express 3.0 that is touted to charge the handset up to 50 percent in 20 minutes. There is also an AMOLED display panel with 700 nits of brightness and wireless charging support. Alongside the Centric S1 flagship, the Indian smartphone vendor brought the Centric L4, Centric A2, Centric G5, and Centric G3 phone models at the ongoing MWC.

Centric S1 price

The Centric S1 price starts at $310 (roughly Rs. 22,000) for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, while the price of its 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model is yet to be announced. However, the Centric L4 price has been set at $90 (roughly Rs. 6,400), Centric A2 at $140 (roughly Rs. 9,900), Centric G5 at $160 (roughly Rs. 11,400), and the Centric G3 at $250 (roughly Rs. 17,700).

All five Centric phones will go on sale in India in June. The India price details of the new models are yet to be revealed, though.

Centric S1 specifications, features

The Centric S1 runs Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and features 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 display panel is claimed to deliver 700 nits of brightness. Also, the phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, paired with 4GB and 6GB RAM options.

On the optics front, the Centric S1 sports a dual rear camera setup along with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor -- coupled with an LED flash. There is also an 8-megapixel sensor featured on the pop-up selfie camera module. This makes the Centric S1 sit against the Vivo V15 Pro and Vivo Nex that both have a similar pop-up selfie camera module but with different camera sensors.

The Centric S1 has 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage options. Besides, the phone packs a 3,080mAh battery that supports fast charging via Pump Express 3.0 and works with wireless charging functionality.

Centric L4, Centric A2, Centric G5, and Centric G3 specifications

In addition to the Centric S1 flagship, Centric India has brought four new phone models. The Android 8.1 Oreo-running Centric L4 in the new range has a 5.45-inch HD display, 13-megapixel autofocus OptiVu rear camera along with dual LED flash, 8-megapixel selfie camera, quad-core MediaTek MT6739 SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, and a 2,950mAh battery.

The Centric A2 that is also based on Android Pie, on the other hand, has a 5.86-inch HD display along with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a display notch design as well as a dual rear camera setup including a 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensor combination. There is also an 8-megapixel selfie camera and an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, paired 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The phone packs a 3,400mAh battery.

In contrast, the Android Pie-powered Centric G5 has a 6.21-inch HD display along with a 19:9 waterdrop-style display notch and a dual rear camera setup -- comprising 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel camera sensors along with an autofocus lens. The phone sports an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, and packs a 4,050mAh battery. Besides, it comes with a facial recognition-supported "Face ID" feature.

The Centric G3 also runs Android Pie but comes with a 6.23-inch full-HD+ display that has a 20:9 aspect ratio, along with a display notch design. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. It has a dual 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 new Centric phones have a fingerprint sensor, though as we mentioned, the Centric G5 additionally has the Face ID feature.

"The resounding success of Centric's launch event at MWC 2019 is a promising step in the right direction to foray into the global market with our product offerings," said Manish Agrawal, Managing Director, Centric Smartphones, in a press statement.


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Display6.39-inch
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P70
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera16-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
Battery Capacity3800mAh
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Display5.45-inch
ProcessorMediaTek MT6739
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM2GB
Storage16GB
Battery Capacity2950mAh
OSAndroid 8.1
Display5.86-inch
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P22
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM3GB
Storage32GB
Battery Capacity3400mAh
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Display6.21-inch
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P22
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM3GB
Storage32GB
Battery Capacity4050mAh
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Display6.23-inch
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P60
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera12-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
Battery Capacity3800mAh
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
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