LeEco is the largest shareholder in Chinese smartphone company Coolpad with 28.9 percent shares. Coolpad will help LeEco to increase its sales in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Both the companies have together announced their first joint handset in the Cool series. The Cool1 Dual smartphone is priced at CNY 1099. The smartphone is available for pre-order on the Coolpad website, LeMall and Jd.com. The LeEco Cool1 will go on sale from August 24.
The LeEco Cool1 Dual have three memory/storage options. The 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant is priced at CNY 1,099 (roughly Rs. 11,100), the 4GB/ 32GB storage variant is priced at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,100) and the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant is priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 17,100).
Despite the low price, the design also manages to keep up with the latest trends, sporting a magnesium alloy metal body, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and even a USB Type-C port.
LeEco Cool1 Dual has two 13-megapixel camera at the back with f/ 2.0 aperture, phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF), 4K video recording, 720p slo-mo, and dual-tone LED flash. LeEco promises 20% better image clarity and higher brightness, as well as better noise reduction. If you use only the monochrome sensor, the results will be even better although obviously they’ll come in black and white. There is an 8 MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture and an 80-degree wide-angle lens.
This is a dual sim (Nano + Nano) handset which runs EUI 5.6 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. LeEco Cool1 Dual has a 5.5 inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS in-cell display with 450-nit brightness and 72 percent NTSC colour gamut. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor (quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A72 + quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53) paired with Adreno 510 GPU.
LeEco Cool1 Dual houses a 4060 mAh battery with fast charging support. The dimensions are 152×74.8×8.2mm, and weighs 167 grams. Other features are 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 8802.1111 ac/a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and USB Type C port. It will be available in Gold, Silver and Rose Gold colour variants.