Coolpad Cool S1 with Snapdragon 821, 6GB of RAM to launch by May 2017

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Coolpad cool S1

The Coolpad Cool S1 –  a handset that was born out of the wedlock between LeEco and Coolpad was first announced back in December 2016 following which it was launched in China. The handset is now on its way to India if we are to believe fresh reports coming in. According to company sources, the Coolpad Cool S1 would go on sale in India in the second quarter of 2017 – by the month of May.

The Coolpad Cool S1 is a pretty powerful handset that boasts of flagship level specs. For starters, it comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC housed beneath a large 5.5-inch full HD display. The phone totes a 16-megapixel primary shooter that supports PDAF, 4K video recording and dual LED flash and an 8-megapixel secondary camera. There are dual front facing stereo speakers that boast of Harman Kardon’s Clari-Fi audio technology. In China, the Coolpad Cool S1 comes in two variants – a 64GB variant with 6GB of RAM and the base 32GB version with 4GB of RAM.

Coolpad cool S1

Both these versions get a USB Type-C connector, support for 4G LTE networks with dual SIM slots, and not to mention, a fingerprint sensor. Like in the case of several LeEco phones, the Coolpad Cool S1 also skips a 3.5mm audio jack.

The phone runs Android 6.0 underneath LeEco’s Emotion UI (EUI) with the chance of it getting updated to Android N and beyond. Lest we forget, the Coolpad Cool S1 also gets a 4,070 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 which promises 80 percent charge in just 35 minutes.

In China, the base version of the Cool S1 retails for 2,700 Yuan (Rs. 26,000) – while the pricier variant will set back users by 3,200 Yuan (Rs.31,000). We do not know at what prices the Coolpad Cool S1 would be on offer here in India.

Would you be interested in getting one in case the launch does happen in May?

[Via: BGR India]



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