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Coolpad Cool Play 8 With Full-HD+ Display, Dual Rear Camera Setup Launched


Coolpad Cool Play 8 has been launched in China as a successor to the Cool Play 7C. The new smartphone features a massive, 6.2-inch display along with a display notch. It also sports a dual rear camera setup along with an LED flash module. Similar to the Cool Play 7C, the Coolpad Cool Play 8 has a 3D aluminium back panel that comes in multiple colour options. Key features of the Cool Play 8 include 4GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, 8-megapixel selfie camera, and a 4,000mAh battery.

Coolpad Cool Play 8 price
The Coolpad Cool Play 8 price in China has been set at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,300) for the lone 4GB RAM and 64GB storage configuration. The smartphone is initially available for pre-orders through JD.com with its availability scheduled for December 21. Moreover, it comes in Streamer Ash (Black) and Bright Red colour options.

Coolpad Play 8 specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Coolpad Play 8 runs Android operating system on top of Cool UI 9.0. It features a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) InCell IPS TFT LCD panel along with a wide notch. Under the hood, there is an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM.

For images and videos, the Coolpad Play Cool 8 sports a dual rear camera setup that includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor. The smartphone also has an 8-megapixel sensor at the front to capture selfies.

The Coolpad Cool Play 8 has 64GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card. The smartphone has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, FM radio, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a rear-facing fingerprint sensor as well as a pre-installed Face Unlock feature. Besides, it packs a 4,000mAh battery and measures 155.5×74.8×8.5mm.

The JD.com listing of the Cool Play 8 doesn’t specify any details around the Android version available behind the Cool UI 9.0. However, smartphone-focused blog MobileCryptoTech reports that the smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo. It is also said that the smartphone supports a fast-charging technology that helps it go from 0 to 100 percent charge in 2.3 hours time.

As we mentioned, the Coolpad Cool Play 8 is the successor to the Cool Play 7C. The latter was launched in China back in August with a price tag of CNY 699 (roughly Rs.7,200) for the base 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant and CNY 799 (around Rs. 8,300) for the model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage.

Coolpad Cool Play 8


Release date December 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 155.50 x 74.80 x 8.50
Weight (g) 177.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Colours Streamer Ash (Black) and Bright Red


Screen size (inches) 6.28
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2246 pixels
Aspect ratio 19:9


Processor 1.5GHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek MT6750
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD


Rear camera 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel


Operating system Android
Skin Cool UI 9.0


Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes


Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes