The Comio C1, S1, and P1 have all gotten launched in India, marking the local debut of Chinese manufacturer Topwise Communication. The firm has so far maintained something of a stealth presence in the country, serving as the ODM behind brands like Micromax.
Topwise is now looking to break free of that by launching its Comio brand in India. The current lineup consists of the C1, S1, and P1 which are priced at Rs 5999, Rs 8999, and Rs 9999, targeting the highly-competitive entry-level sector. Unlike rival Chinese ODMs which favor online sales, the firm is starting out in offline shops to build up its base on a grassroots level.
As for what it has to offer, the Comio C1 comes across as a basic budget offering that looks like any other Android phone on the market, featuring a metal frame and no fingerprint scanner. Specs include a 5-inch 720p panel, 4G VoLTE support, Nougat, a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor, 32GB of ROM, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP autofocus rear camera, a 5MP front-facing shooter, and a 2200mAh battery.
The S1 is a bit more upscale compared to the C1, coming equipped with a 5.2-inch 720p screen, a metal unibody, 13MP autofocus primary lens, 8MP selfie snapper with screen flash, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, a 2700mAh battery, a quad-core MediaTek SoC, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a fingerprint reader.
For Rs 1000 more, buyers can get all the S1 has to offer plus a 5000mAh battery, a 5.5-inch HD display, and 3GB of RAM. Comio plans to release the handsets in North India in the coming week before moving on to West India in the third week of September.