Coolpad, the China-based smartphone manufacturer, has today launched its latest budget smartphone in the Indian market — Coolpad Mega 5A. While most Chinese manufacturers launch their devices as online-exclusive, the Coolpad Mega 5A is an offline-exclusive phone.
Coolpad Mega 5A, which is the successor of the Coolpad Mega 4A that was launched last year, will be available in Gold color for Rs. 6,999 (approximately $100) from today (16th August). It’ll be available in eight offline markets, including Andhra Pradesh, Delhi NCR, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.
The phone features a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS InCell display with screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the smartphone is a Spreadtrum SC9850K processor, which is clocked at 1.3GHz, coupled with 2GB RAM.
It packs 16GB of internal storage and comes with a microSD card slot that enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 128GB. In terms of photography, it sports dual-camera sensor, featuring an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 0.3-megapixel VGA secondary sensor, paired with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash.
On the front side, the device features a 5-megapixel camera sensor with selfie flash. For connectivity, the phone supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back panel for added security. Running on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, the device is fuelled by a 2,500mAh battery.
At this price point, the smartphone will compete against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 5A, HMD Global’s Nokia 2.1, among others. While Xiaomi and Nokia’s phones are available through both online and offline channels, the Coolpad Mega 5A will be available through offline channels only, that too in limited regions.