Coolpad today launched an entry-level smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as the Coolpad Cool 3, it is the first smartphone from the Chinese brand to sport a dewdrop notch. The launch comes just days after the company released its budget smartphones Coolpad Mega 5, Mega 5M and Mega 5C.
The Coolpad Cool 3 comes with a dual-color glossy cover that highlights the edges in different colors. The volume rocker and the power button is placed on the right side while the SIM tray sits on the left. There is a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear.
It features a 5.71 inch HD+ (1500 x 720 pixels) display with a stunning 90% screen-to-body ratio achieved because of the small dewdrop notch on top. Under the hood, it is powered by an AI powered Unisoc Chipset clocked at 1.3GHz that has AR/VR compability.If you’re wondering what’s a Unisoc processor, Spreadtrum rebranded itself to Unisoc last year.
It is paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card.
In the optics department, the device sports a vertically aligned dual camera setup at the rear with an 8MP primary camera and a 0.3 camera for depth sensing. There is a 5MP front camera on the notch that supports Face Unlock. The dual SIM handset runs on the latest Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and more.
The Coolpad Cool 3 comes at a price tag of Rs 5,999 competing against other similarly priced smartphones in this range like the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. It will be available in Midnight Blue, Ruby Black, Ocean Indigo and Teal Green color options. Customers will be able to purchase the smartphone from both online and offline stores though no official dates have been announced.
Coolpad Cool 3 specifications
- 5.71 inch HD+ Display
- Unisoc chipset with support for AI and AR/VR
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 8MP + 0.3MP rear camera
- 5MP front camera
- 3,000 mAh battery