[MWC 2019] The CENTRiC S1 has a popup selfie cam, fast charging and is bound for India


The nice thing about Mobile World Congress is you’re going to find mobile news from around the world. Not all mobile devices announced at MWC are for U.S. use, like the CENTRiC S1. The CENTRiC S1 is actually bound for India and it’s a nice looking device our Indian readers may enjoy.

The defining feature of the CENTRiC S1 is the popup selfie cam, no it’s not a new thing but an interesting feature none the less. The S1 has a starting price of US$310 and comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlocking feature. Besides the CENTRiC S1, the company unveiled 4 other smartphones — L4, A2, G5 and G3 priced at US$90, $140, $160 and $250, respectively.

The S1 also comes with “Pump Express 3.0” fast charging which the company says will charge the battery to 50% in 20 minutes. The AMOLED screens brightness also hits 700 nits which is great for outdoor use. The screen-to-body ratio of the S1 is 92% with nearly no bezels.

The S1 comes with 64GB or 128GB of storage and is powered by the new MediaTek Helio P70 Octa-Core Processor. The handset is equipped with an 8MP front pop-up selfie camera and 16MP+ 5MP dual rear camera.

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“With CENTRiC, our focus has always been on expanding our customers’ ability to resonate with our technology. We waited for the right moment to bring the best products that encompass the digital needs of new-age consumers. The new CENTRiC S1 perfectly syncs with the customers and their desire to update themselves with the latest advances in digitization. Fast charging, popup selfie camera, wireless charging are the growing necessities to enhance the consumer experience.

“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.”

Mr. Manish Agrawal, Managing Director, CENTRiC

Check out the features and specifications for the CENTRiC S1 as well as the other phones announced below.


  • 8MP front pop-up camera
  • 19.5:9 AMOLED display
  • In-display fingerprint
  • A full-screen FHD 6.39” display with a 92% screen-to-body size ratio
  • 16MP+5MP dual rear camera
  • Display brightness up to 700 Nits
  • MediaTek Helio P70 Octa-Core processor
  • Fast Charging with Pump Express 3.0 that charges the phone up to 50 percent in 20 minutes
  • Wireless charging
  • 3800mAh battery
  • Android Pie
  • Two variants – 4GB RAM|64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM|128GB internal storage


  • 5.86” HD 19:9 notch display
  • 13MP+5MP dual rear camera, with an 8MP front camera
  • Helio P22 Octa-Core Processor
  • 3400mAh battery
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Android Pie
  • 3GB RAM|32GB internal storage


  • 5.45”, 13.8cm HD display
  • 13MP AF OptiVu rear camera with dual LED flash and 8MP front camera
  • MTK 6739 1.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 2950mAh battery
  • Android 8.1
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 2GB RAM|16GB internal storage


  • 6.23” FHD 20:9 notch display
  • 12MP+5MP dual rear camera, AF Camera with an 8MP front camera
  • Helio P60 Octa-Core Processor
  • 3800mAh battery
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 7.7mm Width
  • Android Pie
  • 4GB RAM|64GB internal storage


  • 6.21” HD 19:9 teardrop notch display
  • 13MP+2MP dual real camera, AF Camera with an 8MP front camera
  • Helio P22 Octa-Core Processor
  • 4050mAh battery
  • Fingerprint Sensor, along with Face ID technology
  • Android Pie
  • 3GB RAM|32GB internal storage

What do you think of the CENTRiC S1 and other CENTRiC smartphones announced at MWC 2019? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, or Facebook. You can also comment on our MeWe page by joining the MeWe social network.

Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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