Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad has launched its latest product as an exclusive to the Indian market, focused on the offline segment. The Coolpad Mega 5A is priced at Rs 6,999, and will be available only offline, through Coolpad’s network of stores and dealers across the country. The phone is only being launched in India, and is meant to capitalize on the huge demand for affordable, capable devices.
The Coolpad Mega 5A features an 18:9 aspect ratio HD+ resolution screen, and runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. Additionally, the phone also features face unlock, and sports a dual-camera setup at the back featuring an 8-megapixel primary sensor and 0.3-megapixel secondary sensor. The front camera is a 5-megapixel shooter, and the phone is available with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable by up to 64GB). The phone also sports a 2,500mAh battery.
Under the hood is a Spreadtrum SC9850K SoC, which has a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. The phone supports time-lapse and slow-motion video recording as well. It will just be available in a single gold color variant, and goes on sale on August 16 across eight states in India – Delhi, Haryana, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra.
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Indeed, the biggest selling points of this phone will be the fact that it runs Android 8.1 Oreo at this competitive price point, along with the dual-camera setup at the rear and face unlock. At Rs 6,999, the phone will compete directly with the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, while giving users the benefit of easier availability through the offline channel.