CoolPad and LeEco have teamed up to launch Cool 2, their second smartphone in their partnership. In 2016, LeEco had become the largest shareholder in Coolpad with the former’s CEO taking over as the Chairman. The two Chinese manufacturers had unveiled Cool 1 Dual, the first joint smartphone in the series. Now, the CoolPad Cool 2 has been announced in China and is expected to come to India as its predecessor had made its way into the country. The Cool 2 smartphone’s key features include Face Unlock, 18:9 display, IPX4 water-resistant, 4GB RAM. There isn’t too much certainty at the moment as to how much of a hand LeEco had in the smartphone, which is part of the jointly-created Cool brand.
Notably, the announcement about Cool 1 was made on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, but there is no information on the pricing and availability details of the handset yet. In India, the CoolPad Cool 1 Dual was launched in two variants – 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage and 4GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage – and both were priced at Rs. 13,999. It is expected that the Cool 2 will be launched in the budget or mid-range segment in the country.
CoolPad Cool 2 specifications
The dual-SIM CoolPad Cool 2 runs Android 7.0 Nougat with custom UI on top. It sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440) display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D Curved Glass. The smartphone is powered by the octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC, clocked up to 1.5GHz. It is equipped with 4GB of RAM.
In terms of camera, the CoolPad Cool 2 comes with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 0.3-megapixel secondary sensor at the back. On the front, is a single 8-megapixel camera. The smartphone comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone offers 4G VoLTE, while available ports include a 3.5mm audio jack and a Micro-USB port, Android Headlines reports. Also, the smartphone is fuelled by a 3200mAh battery.
When it comes to design, the Cool 2 smartphone appears to be traditional and comes without any notches or fullscreen displays. The smartphone has a metal body that measures 154.7×73.3x9mm.
Coolpad Cool 2
|Release date||April 2018|
|Dimensions (mm)||154.70 x 73.30 x 9.00|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3200|
|Screen size (inches)||5.70|
|Processor make||MediaTek MT6750|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Number of SIMs||2|