Coolpad today launched its much awaited flagship smartphone in India, the Cool 1 Dual which comes with dual 13-megapixel rear cameras and a massive 4000 mAh battery priced at Rs. 13999.
The metal-clad smartphone also packs the Snapdragon 652 octa-core SoC on the inside with 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage. In the front, there's a 5.5-inch 1080p full-HD display with hardened glass on top. Above the display, you will find the usual assortment of sensors and an 8-megapixel front camera. There's a notification LED there too. Read More: Cool 1 Dual Detailed Hardware Specifications
The Cool 1 also packs a magnetic field sensor (compass), gyroscope and other required sensors so that you can use it with various VR headsets. There's also an IR blaster here to control home appliances. Now, coming to software the Coolpad Cool 1 Dual runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based LeEco EUI. If you are not aware, LeEco now owns majority stake in Coolpad and this was the first phone with 'LeEco Inside' from Coolpad. So you will get a lot of customization here from themes to controlling display color temperature. Check out: Coolpad Cool 1 vs Honor 6X Side-by-side Comparison
In terms of design, the metal build, rounded corners do remind me of the LeEco Le 1s and even from the front, the resemblance is uncanny. You can think of the Cool 1 as an amalgamation of Le 1s design with Le 2 internals. Then there's the bigger battery and dual cameras as well. Speaking about batteries, the 4000 mAh battery on the phone is non-removable and it does support fast charging over the reversible USB Type-C port on the phone. Unlike the Le 2, you will find a headphone jack on the Cool 1 along with a fingerprint sensor which has been placed below the camera module on the back.
The dual 13 MP cameras here allow you to do a lot of cool stuff including changing the f-stop on the fly or refocusing an image after it has been captured. We have seen similar implementations on the Xiaomi Redmi Pro and Honor 6X smartphones. The rear camera also lets you capture 4K UHD videos and it has a dual-LED flash to keep the white balance in check. Read More: Honor 6x vs Coolpad Cool 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Dual Camera Phone Specification Competition
Cool 1 Dual India Price and Availability
The Coolpad Cool 1 dual has been priced at Rs. 13999 and it will be available from Amazon.in exclusively starting, January 5th, 2017 on open sale.