Coolpad is a name we associated with tablets, not phones, but they also make handsets. They’ve just debuted a device called Coolpad Cool 2, which is pictured below and also specced. The good news is that it has a premium build.
Coolpad isn’t doing so fine, since they’re backed by LeEco and those have financial problems. Well, at least the Cool 2 may bring them some extra financial security, if it sells well. The device packs a 5.7 inch 18:9 display with a 1440 x 720 pixel resolution and an IPS LCD panel. There’s a 2.5D glass layer on top with rounded corners. The design pretty standard for a modern device, no notch, no cutout, no side fingerprint scanner.
It’s just a metal body, with a 9 mm waistline. Coolpad Cool 2 has a fingerprint scanner at the back side and a Power button on the left side. On the right sits the SIM card slot, microSD card tray and don’t worry, as the 3.5 mm audio jack is intact. There’s a microUSB port only here, no USB Type-C and a 3200 mAh battery. No Quick Charging has been included, sadly.
As far as processing power goes, the Coolpad Cool 2 has a MediaTek MT6750 CPU, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. There’s also Android 7.0 Nougat as the OS, with a custom UI on top. We also find a dual back camera here, that integrates a 13 megapixel shooter, plus a 0.3 MP secondary one. Selfies are taken with an 8 MP shooter. Seeing how many pictures show the device with water drops on the case, I expect some degree of waterproofing here.
There’s no price tag yet, but I expect something in the range of $200 or less.