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Dual Camera Equipped Cool1 Dual From LeEco & Coolpad Official: Priced at just 1099 Yuan ($167)

by Joe 18

The past few days have been busy for LeEco and Coolpad alike as these two companies, for the first time, were all set to release a smartphone in collaboration, called the Cool1 Dual. Now, this particular flagship device has just become official, revealing its powerful specs and cheap pricing. Looks like the consumers are going to benefit to a great extent with this new collaboration.

cool1 official 01

The Cool1 Dual flagship is made out of magnesium alloy and undergoes anodic oxidization, CNC edge processing, CCD precision machining and a number of other processes to ensure that you end up with a premium metal body. Looks wise, the phone seems to be inspired from the previous LeEco offerings in the market. At the bottom, you get dual speakers as well as USB Type-C port along with a microphone opening. The back features a dual camera setup, a first for LeEco as well as Coolpad, along with a fingerprint ID sensor. The dimensions are as follows: 152 x 74.8 x 8.2mm and the phone weighs 173 grams.

leeco cool1 01

Before we take a look at the highlight of the LeEco Cool1, i.e. the dual camera module at the back, let’s see the other specs of the device. The Cool1 flagship comes with a capable Snapdragon 652 octa-core chip clocked at 1.8GHz with three memory variants: 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. There will be a 5.5-inch 1080p display on board.

Like the rival Redmi Pro, LeEco and Coolpad have played it smart by incorporating a very large 4060mAh battery on board. This large battery can reportedly also be used for reverse charging via the USB Type-C port. Other features of the Cool1 include universal remote function, fingerprint sensor located at the back, dual SIM dual standby with entire network support, 4G+ and EUI OS. Unfortunately, there’s no NFC.

leeco cool1 02

Now coming to the important part, the cameras. The Cool1 Dual will come with a dual camera module at the back. However, the company claims that the module used inside its new device is using second generation dual camera technology, i.e. Dual Camera 2.0. The first generation dual camera tech used one regular camera sensor along with a depth of field sensor as a secondary camera, like in the case of the HTC M8 and the Redmi Pro. However, in the new generation dual camera 2.0, the Cool1 comes with one black and white camera sensor and a color sensor, whose information are clubbed together to take better-looking photos. This means that Huawei phones like the P9 and V8 are using dual camera 2.0 technology.

The company further adds that using the dual camera 2.0 technology on the Cool1, the phone can enhance the overall image clarity by 20%, reduce noise by 8% and increase brightness by 20%. So, this should mean that the phone will take better low light images as compared to a traditional single camera module. Other features of the module include 6P lens, a number of filter support and stand alone black and white mode.

On the front, the phone comes with a regular 8MP shooter.

cool1 prices

Now, coming to the pricing of the three variants, the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM model starts at 1099 Yuan ($167), the 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM model will retail at 1499 Yuan ($226) and the 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM version will retail at 1699 Yuan ($256). There’s also a Huachen special edition model with only 2000 units available.

The phone will be up for reservations starting today at 6PM and will go on sale at JD.com, Lemall and Coolpad’s online store on August 24 at 10AM.

Meanwhile, check out the entire Cool1 specs from here.

Another dual camera phone for the cheap and this might be a bit better than the Redmi Pro as well. What do you think? Looks like we will have to look at both these devices in detail very soon!

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  • Was aiming for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Now gonna jump to this instead.

    • Jh1

      Likewise. Redmi note 3 pro and redmi pro were at the top of my list. This has d definitely joined them, if not leaped ahead. Looking forward to reviews

    • Most definitely. Redmi Note 3 is on Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) but Cool1 is on Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow). I wonder if it can fit the microSD and 2 sims cards together…

      • To be specific, I wanted to mean the Pro version of Redmi Note 3. The Android version won’t matter cause Redmi Note 3 Pro will be getting Marshmallow eventually. As for SD card support, only Redmi Note 3 Pro supports it and neither of them support both 2 SIMS AND an SD card. The Cool1 is really good but it turned me down quite a bit when there was annoucement of no SD card support.

        • no SD card…that kinda sucks.
          Redmi Note 4 just came out not long ago so, getting that one for sure.

          • People say the MediaTek one isn’t good due to lack of support and lack of validity of the efficiency of the processor. I would recommend the Redmi Note 3 Pro like most (if not everyone else) suggest so. Besides, the Redmi Note 3 Pro should be cheaper since the Redmi Note 4 has been released.

  • Öysan Kulbay

    With those Black borders, i’ll skip it.
    If it is more narrow then assumed then ill wait for the Camera review.

  • Adam Nazifi

    Which is better between Helio X20/25 and SD652 ?

    • Jh1

      Sd652 has a better gpu. Personally, both are more than adequate for my needs. I’m not a gamer, so gpu performance means very little to me

      • Adam Nazifi

        Would it be able to handle big android games? (SD652)

        • Deiff

          Yep

        • Jh1

          It definitely should be able to. Reviews of the xiaomi mi max with SD 652 report very good gaming performance. Gaming performance with most helio x20/X25 phones has been pretty respectable as well. With that being said, I’m basing my opinion solely on spending far too much time reading reviews. I don’t have any personal experience with either SoC

          • Ayub Khan M

            Mi max have SD650

          • Jh1

            The base model of the mi max comes with SD650. The 4gb ram version comes with the SD652

  • Ionut Johnny

    Interesting phone, definitely didn’t expect this one, nice surprise.

  • yoselife

    please have gorilla glass and FM radio

  • Assefa Hanson

    so the qiku has been using 2.0 since qiku q terra

  • Assefa Hanson

    just one thing wrong in this article, this isnt coolpad’s first dual camera that goes to the qiku q terra still a first for leeco tho