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Mobility startup OKWU has launched its first smartphone- OKWU Pi in the Indian market at a price of Rs. 5,999. The budget smartphone comes with an accessory called U-Tag, which utilizes IoT to help users keep a track of their belongings.
While this is not the first time we are seeing this technology, it's good to see that Indian startups are utilizing such concepts to add value to their budget handsets. Let's find out what OKWU Pi has to offer in sub Rs. 6,000 price bracket.
What is U-Tag?
U-Tag is a Bluetooth tag that can be connected to your belongings and devices like a car key, an iPod, etc. The tagged belongings can be located using a buzzer in close range and user will be indicated through alerts on their OKWU Pi phone in case it goes beyond a certain distance from the smartphone.
Besides, the phone will also keep uploading its location to their server, which will track its location without overwriting the previous location. This will help users track their device and belongings in case of theft, or any situation where they left the tagged belongings.
U-Tag is priced at Rs. 990 and has to be bought separately.
Display and Processor
Considering the price tag, OKWU Pi packs in a decent set of hardware. The handset has a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processor. A 5-inch HD display can serve well for web browsing, watching videos on YouTube, playing light games and for other everyday tasks.
Most Affordable smartphone with a Dual-Camera setup
OKWU Pi is the most affordable smartphone with a dual-camera setup. The handset features an 8 MP + 2 MP rear camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus and functions like ‘smile to click'. The smartphone has a 2 MP front-facing camera for video calling.
Software, Battery and Memory
OKWU Pi runs Android 6.1 Marshmallow, has 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory that can be expanded by up to 32GB via microSD card slot. The smartphone is backed by a non-removable 2,000mAh battery unit.