Looking for Budget Smartphone with High-end Specification,Large Display and Awesome Dual Camera ? Coolpad today in collaboration with LeEco has launched there first joint ventured product called as Cool 1 in India. This smartphone is the result of LeEco acquiring a 28.6 percent stake in Coolpad earlier this year. The phone was launched in China back in August and features a dual-rear camera and a large 4000 mAh battery. CoolPad Cool 1 price is kept at just Rs.13999 to compete against the big Chinese players like Xiaomi , Gionee, Vivo etc.
James Du, Global CEO, Coolpad Group, in his interview told
“Under the dual-brand strategy, we aim to earn a spot within the top five smartphone manufacturers in China and India. Coolpad has a very strong research development legacy and owns thousands of patents, including one for dual-SIM cards,”
CoolPad Cool 1 Specification
The dual-SIM Coolpad Cool 1 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display which supports 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor coupled with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM variants with an Adreno 510 GPU. The smartphone comes in two variants – 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage and 4GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage – and both variants have been priced at Rs. 13,999. While the 4GB RAM model will only be available online, exclusively via Amazon India from January 5, the 3GB RAM model will only be available offline.
The biggest highlight of the Cool 1 Dual is its dual rear camera setup – it sports a pair of 13-megapixel sensors with an f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. One sensor handles color while the other takes care of depth, detail, and brightness. Rounding off the optics, the smartphone sports an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture and an 80-degree wide-angle lens. It runs on Android Marshmallow with EIUI 5.6 on top of it. The other highlight of the smartphone is its large 4000mAh battery. It also have a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
Connectivity Features on the Cool 1 Dual include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.1, infrared, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, three-axis gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. The Cool 1 Dual weighs in at 173 grams, and measures 152×74.8×8.2mm.
Like we mentioned earlier, the phone is backed by a 4000 mAh battery, and comes with a reversible USB Type-C port. As Per Coolpad with Quick Charge 2.0, the phone can be charged to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes.
CoolPad Cool 1 Key Features
- 13MP Dual Camera
- 8MP Front Camera with an f/2.2 aperture
- 1.8GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor
- 4GB RAM/32GB ROM
- 5.5-inch full HD IPS display
- Fingerprint Sensor
- 4G VoLTE
CoolPad Cool 1 Pros and Cons
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Dual Camera
- 4G VoLTE
- Limited Storage (Only 32 GB Model available)
- No Micro SD Card Support
CoolPad Cool 1 Price and Availability
It will be available in two variants 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage and 4GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage with Silver and Gold color options. CoolPad Cool 1 price is kept at Rs.13999 for both the variant. While the 4GB RAM model will only be available online, via Amazon India only from January 5, the 3GB RAM model will only be available offline. Launch Date for offline stored has still not confirmed by the company.
CoolPad Cool 1 Review and Conclusion
The CoolPad Cool 1 is the result of a collaboration between Coolpad and LeEco. While Coolpad is responsible for the hardware, the Cool 1 has software designed by LeEco. It is most Affordable dual-camera phone that you can buy in India right now. Interestingly it comes with high end hardware specification which makes it the most powerful budget smartphones that you can buy in the Indian market right now.
It has proven to be a device that can’t be ignored, despite debuting in a crowded segment. Things going in its favor are good build quality, a decent set of specifications and features, and especially the dual-camera setup at the back. In a segment featuring the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Moto M, and the Lenovo K6 Note to name a few, the CoolPad Cool 1 is sure to stand out courtesy of the dual-camera setup and CoolPad Cool 1 price.