Coolpad, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer that hadn’t released new smartphones for the past few months is all set to make a comeback with their new Coolpad A1 and Coolpad Mega 4A. Both these smartphones will be sold exclusively offline. The device will be available through, 3000 multi-brand stores across eight states, including Delhi NCR, Haryana, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra.
The new Coolpad A1 has 5 inch HD display and a curved-back with a gold colour finish. At the rear there’s an 8 MP camera and a 5 MP shooter on the front. The Coolpad A1 is embedded with 1.1GHz quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC, paired with 2GB RAM. It offers 16 GB internal storage and a microSD card support of up to 64GB. The smartphone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, and GPS/ A-GPS connectivity options.
Priced at Rs 5,499, Coolpad claims that the 2,500 mAh battery can deliver up-to 240 hours of battery backup. Sensors on board include an ambient light sensor and a proximity sensor. The smartphone supports dual SIM and runs Android 7.1 Nougat.
Coolpad Mega 4A
Coolpad also launched a budget smartphone, the Coolpad Mega 4A. Priced at Rs 4,299, this new smartphone sports 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is embedded with 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832 SoC, coupled with 1GB of RAM. The phone has 2,000 mAH battery that is rated to deliver up to 150 hours of standby time. The Coolpad Mega 4A has 16 GB internal storage that is expandable via microSD card. The device also runs Android 7.1 Nougat.
“To make formidable presence in the offline market in India we are looking forward to introduce some competitive offline-exclusive devices. These devices will offer a good value proposition to the customers,” Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India, said in a statement.
Coolpad is still using ageing Spreadtrum processors in budget smartphones, will you buy such smartphones? Also, both devices are running Android 7.1 Nougat which is quite old now. Let us know your opinion about these devices.