What does it mean? Of course, you will not get new smartphone device every month, but your smartphone will be refreshed every month thanks to regular OS updates. Are you excited. Now, the best part of this news. This smartphone will be manufactured by Indian startup CREO 🙂 I have to admit that this is very ambitious project.
The smartphone which will be renewed every month is called CREO Mark 1. How will it work? The mobile is run by Fuel OS which is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system. WHAT? You are right, currently we have Android 6.0 version, i.e. Marshmallow and Google has already prepared beta version of Android N. However, CREO will not only forward updates and fixes from Google. They want to also backport features from newer Android versions and prepare their own features. Gulsher Singh, Head of Products in CREO Tech said:
Hello everyone, I am a part of the product team at CREO. The CREO Mark 1 aims to break the clutter of the smartphone industry with a unique offering that makes our top-of-the-line smartphone stay new, always, through regular updates on our own Android based OS. The premise of this promise is that smartphones tend to lag after a few months from purchase. This slow down can be attributed to the lack of updates sent out by the OEMs to their existing devices. We at CREO, promise to send out regular updates each month on the Mark 1. These updates will have powerful and functional features which improve the performance of the phone as well as give users the feeling of #ANewPhoneEveryMonth!
CREO did not publish any official specification of their Mark 1 smartphone, however I have found some unconfirmed information. It will probably have a 4.6-inch QHD screen with 1440 x 2560 resolution, 1.9GHz octa-core Helio X10 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, microSD card port and dual-sim support. For photos and videos, the smartphone will be equipped with 21 MP main camera with two-tone, dual-LED flash that can record 4K videos and 8 MP front camera. The price is also attractive, because CREO Mark 1 should cost about Rs. 20 000. However, the release date is not known.