While every other smartphone manufacturer is planning to launch its new offering in 2018, Coolpad has just given its whole lineup a major price cut in India. Coolpad Cool 1, Coolpad Note 5, and Coolpad Note 5 Lite have all received the price cut and since the Cool 1 will be available at Rs 7,999, it has now become the cheapest smartphone to come with Snapdragon 652 SoC in India.
From a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge display to dual rear cameras, from a huge battery backup to one of the most powerful chipset in this segment, Coolpad Cool 1 has everything one can expect from a smartphone at this range.
However, launched at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB/32GB version, Coolpad Cool 1 never managed to through the ranks, as far as sales figures are concerned, due to multiple reasons. First, its low brand value and secondly, it was only available via offline mode which coupled with low numbers of offline centers and no option for expandable storage, made matters worse for the company’s whole lineup.
That said, with this latest price cut, Coolpad Cool 1 offering higher-end specifications while also competing with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 4, Micromax Canvas Infinity and the recently launched 10.Or D.
Coolpad Cool 1 Specifications
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080) Full HD IPS in-cell display with 16:9 aspect ratio, 450nits brightness, 400.53 PPI, 72% NTSC color gamut and a scratch proof layering.
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 652 processor clocked at 1.8GHz paired with Adreno 510 GPU
- 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB of (eMMC5.1) internal storage, with no support of expandable storage.
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box.
- Dual SIM (nano + nano), Infrared sensor and Fingerprint scanner at the rear.
- 13MP dual rear cameras with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, 4K video recording and 720p slow motion at 120fps
- 8MP front camera with fixed focus, f/2.2 aperture, and 80-degree wide-angle lens.
- 4,000mAh battery with fast charging support.
- Dimensions: 152 × 74.8 × 8.2mm and Weight: 167g
- 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz), GPS/GLONASS, USB Type C support and 3.5mm audio jack.
Coolpad Cool 1 Price And Availability
The 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant of Coolpad Cool 1 is now available at Rs 7,999, while the 4GB RAM version will retail for just Rs 8,999 in India. The price cut is already effective on Amazon India and interested buyers can head over to the e-commerce portal to purchase the product.
Other than the price cuts, Coolpad has partnered with Idea Cellular and Vodafone to offer additional data. While Vodafone is offering an additional 45GB of 4G data with the Coolpad Note 5 Lite, Note 5, and Cool 1, Idea is providing additional 28GB of data.
As for the Coolpad Note 5 and Coolpad Note 5 Lite, they are now available at an effective price of Rs 7,999 and Rs 5,999, respectively.
Coming back to the Coolpad Cool 1, apart from the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and no support for expandable storage, there is nothing to hate about the smartphone, considering its current price tag. Moreover, if you are looking for a great handset for multimedia consumption and regressive gaming but can compromise on the storage, Cool 1 is now a highly recommended smartphone under the Rs 10,000-mark.