Latest Coolpad Smartphones India launch – Coolpad CoolPlay 6, CoolPad Cool 1 Dual

Coolpad has surprised everyone by launching the cheapest 6GB RAM phone in India. The new Coolpad Coolplay 6 costs just Rs. 14,999.

It was launched in China in June at a similar price of CNY 1499. In fact, it is the first phone below Rs. 20,000 that offers 6GB RAM.

The launch event for the new Coolpad phone was grand and the brand flew a number of media persons to an event in Dubai and launched the new CoolPlay 6.

It will be available exclusively from Amazon India from 4th September 2017 in 2 colors – gold and black.

Coolpad CoolPlay 6

The device is meant for users who are looking for great specs at an affordable price. In fact, the beast comes with powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor other than having 6 GB ram.

Top Features of Coolpad CoolPlay 6

1. Performance

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 is an Octa-Core processor with 4 Cores (Cortex A72) clocked at 1.95 GHz and the other 4 cores (Cortex A53) are clocked at 1.44 GHz. The Snapdragon 653 comes with the Adreno 510 GPU which is excellent for gaming and all graphics.

Although the processor is based on 28 Nm process instead of the latest 14 Nm process used in processors like Snapdragon 625, 630 and 660. Also, in term of performance, the Snapdragon 653 is a beast and can easily outperform the Snapdragon 625 used in phones like Moto G5 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

The Dual Nano Sim based Coolpad Coolplay 6 comes with 64 GB of internal storage and unfortunately, the smartphone lacks support for the micro-sd card.

2. Dual Camera

For imaging, it comes with Dual camera setup and has a two 13 megapixel cameras (uses Sony Sensor) at the back. Additionally, the camera has Dual Tone LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture and support for recording 4K videos and HDR.

Coolpad CoolPlay 6

One of the camera sensors is an RGB sensor to capture the colors while the other sensor is a monochrome sensor to capture the image fine details and both the images are merged by the image signal processor. The camera implementation is similar to the one on Huawei Honor phones.

While the Dual rear cameras are a trend the Coolpad Coolplay 6 also uses the same to make sure you can click portrait shots with Bokeh effect.

The Front camera is an 8 Megapixel selfie shooter and comes with f/2.2 aperture

3. Latest OS and Large Battery

The Coolpad phone comes with a really large capacity battery – 4000 mAH which Coolpad claims can last much longer due to the software and hardware optimizations done by the company.

Moreover, it runs on the latest OS from Google Android Nougat 7.1 and comes with a new UI from Coolpad called as the Journey UI.

Other Features

Build and Design

Notably, the new phone offers a stunning premium metallic build. Also, the backside looks similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The Dual rear camera assembly adds a style quotient to the otherwise bland backside.

Also, there is a circular fingerprint scanner at the back of the device that comes with a mirror finish similar to the Leeco Le 1s.

Coolpad CoolPlay 6

Display

There is a 5.5 Inch Full HD Display with 1920*1080 pixels resolution and 401 PPi. Moreover, it comes with 2.5D Curved glass which is now common even on the budget phones.

Also, if you notice carefully there are thick black bezels on the screen which looks ugly. I disliked the display on the Leeco LE 1S which had a similar display with the big black bezels.

Connectivity – It comes with the USB Type C port for connectivity and it even has Dual Sim Support. You can use it with the JIO, Airtel, Idea, Vodafone Sim card as it comes with 4G LTE, 4G VOLTE and native 3G / 2G support.

Key Specs for Coolpad Cool Play 6

  • Screen- 5.5 inch FHD IPS LCD display- 401ppi
  • Processor- Qualcomm Octa Core Snapdragon 653 SOC.
  • Processor Clock Speed – 4 Cores Clocked at 1.95 GHz and other 4 Cores at 1.44 GHz.
  • GPU – Adreno 510
  • RAM- 6 GB RAM.
  • Storage-  64 GB
  • Rear Camera – 13 MP Dual Rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 4K videos.
  • Front Camera – 8 MP Front selfie Camera.
  • Connectivity- 3G/4G/LTE / VOLTE
  • OS- Android Nougat 7.1 with Journey UI.
  • Battery- 4000 mAH.
  • Thickness – 8.5  mm
  • Weight – 175 grams
  • Fingerprint sensor- YES at the back
  • Fast charging- NO
  • Colors – Gold and black.
  • Sale Date – 4th September 2017.
  • Availability – Amazon India.
  • Price – Rs. 14,999.

Major Cons for CoolPad Cool Play 6

  1. It lacks support for the memory card, though it has 64 GB internal storage.
  2. Black Bezels around the display.
  3. No 2.5D curved glass like most competing phones.
  4. Sub Par Camera Performance.

Major Pros for CoolPad Cool Play 6

  1. Performance Beast – Snapdragon 653 is a power horse.
  2. 6 GB RAM – you can’t get this even in phones up to 25K.
  3. Dual Rear Cameras.
  4. Latest Android OS 7.1 and Decent 4000 mAH battery.

Initial Thoughts and Impressions

Overall, the Coolplay 6 has a lot of promising features and is a specs monster for people looking for a smartphone for gaming and multitasking. The UI and processor are speedy and you have a lag-free performance.

There are some minor cons like the missing support for micro-sd card and a display with black bezels and no 2.5D curved glass.

We will have more details on the camera performance in the coming days, to see how the camera performs compare to the Moto G5s Plus and the Nokia 6 (releasing on 23rd August 2017).

But surely the Coolpad has brought the 6GB Ram smartphone at such a low price, it is going to be difficult for big brands to deny 6 GB Ram in the High-End Flagship phones.


15-Jan-2017

Coolpad Cool 1 Dual Amazon Exclusive Sale Starts 5 Jan 2017

Coolpad Cool 1 is unveiled in India today and the new Dual Camera smartphone will go on sale starting 5th Jan 2017, exclusively on Amazon India.

The mobile was launched in China back in August 2016. It is jointly developed by LeEco and Coolpad. For info, Coolpad and LeEco have merged parent companies in China and now are a single entity. Cool 1 is the first device built by the collaboration of both the companies.

Coolpad has sold more than 3 million smartphones in India since inception, as shared by the Coolpad Global, CEO Mr. James Du. Coolpad aims to be among the top 5 smartphone companies in India and China. Syed Tajuddin (Coolpad India CEO) shared that Coolpad has more than 25% share in sub 8K price mobiles on Amazon India.

Coolpad Cool 1 Dual Amazon Exclusive Sale Starts 5 Jan 2017

Variants

The Coolpad Cool 1 Dual comes in 2 variants in India and both the variants are available for Rs. 13,999.

  1. Cool 1 Dual 32 GB Storage and 3 GB RAM – Available offline.
  2. Cool 1 Dual 32 GB Storage and 4 GB RAM – Available on Amazon India.

The 3 GB Ram version will be available offline in retail stores while the 4 GB version is exclusive to Amazon. To reiterate, the price for both the models is same. Buying online is a better deal.

Design and Display

Cool 1 Dual is a smartphone which looks more like the LeEco designed phones. It resembles the LE2 or the Le 2 Max with a similar rectangular construction, slightly higher thickness and the iconic mirror finish fingerprint scanner at the back.

Though there is Coolpad branding at the back of the device, signifying that the device is from Coolpad in India. The USB Type C port at the bottom of the device resides between 2 speakers. Having 2 speakers is always a good thing.

cool-1-dual-launch-amazon

The design looks robust and metallic finish makes it look more premium when compared to most budget phones.

There is a 5.5 Inch IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution (1920*1080) pixels with 401 PPI.

Performance

Furthermore, it is a performance beast, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Processor clocked at 1.8 GHz.  The 8 Core processor offers enough muscle to kill any modern Android game. There is Adreno 510 GPU which offers superior graphical performance.

As far as the performance goes the Cool 1 can match the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the Xiaomi Mi Max, which are one of the best performance devices in sub 15k price range.

Also, the mobile comes with 32 GB of internal storage, expandable upto 128 GB using the Micro-sd card.

Camera

The other highlight is the presence of Dual Camera setup at the back of the device. There are Dual Rear cameras ( 13 MP + 13 MP) with f/2.0 aperture and Sony Lens. One camera is monochromatic which helps take a black and white image and takes care of details and depth of field.

cool-1-dual-coolpad

The other camera captures the colors. The image signal processor merges both the images and creates a final image. It works on the same principle of the Dual camera like the Huawei P9 and the Huawei Honor 8. (pioneers of Dual camera photography).

To click selfies, there is an 8 Megapixel front camera which comes with an f/2.2 aperture lens.

OS and Features

Further, the phone comes with EUI 5.8 along with the Android marshmallow 6.0 OS. The software is optimized by the LeEco instead of the Coolpad. Coolpad phones usually come with Cool UI. The smartphone comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device with a mirror finish surface.

Connectivity & Battery

Notably, it has 4G LTE as well as VOLTE support and can work with JIO, Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea Sim. The smartphone also supports native 3G and 2G networks. There is a USB type C port which also enables fast charging feature.

Also, the mobile boasts of great battery life as the smartphone comes with a 4000 mAH Capacity battery. There is Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 support that ensures that the battery can charge rapidly.

Overall the Cool 1 Dual is a very solid offering for the price tag and packs nearly everything that we can expect in this price range. However, there are some shortcomings like non-expandable storage, a thick black bezel on the display (similar to LeEco).

Seems like Amazon has delayed the 5th Jan 2017 Sale for Cool 1 Dual.

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Also, Read – 12 Top Performance Phones With 4 GB RAM.

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