Coolpad 8 Announced – Low end affair with mid-range specs

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Coolpad Cool Play 8 is a newly announced successor to the Cool Play 7C. It was very recently announced in China, and while this is supposed to be a budget phone, it has some good features. Coolpad may not be a popular brand around the world, but some of their phones are quite awesome. 

Coolpad Cool Play 8 Overview

The Coolpad Cool Play 8 has an aluminum body and a large 6.2″ IPS LCD display. But despite being a budget phone, it has a Full HD+ screen too. For a budget phone to sport an aluminum body with Full HD display is terrific. The screen, however, has a wide notch. And it packs only a selfie camera, speaker and sensors. 

In the camera department, the rear has a dual camera setup comprising of a 16 MP primary lens with f/2.0 aperture and a 2 MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is a an 8 MP lens with f/2.2 aperture. The back also has a fingerprint sensor up top. 

Inside, the phone features an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 chip supported by 4 GB RAM. It also has 64 GB of internal storage and there’s also a microSD card slot for expanding the storage. A large 4000 mAh battery powers the phone too. There is, supposedly, a USB-C fast charging as well, but is unspecified for now. 

The phone is priced at CNY 999 which converts to US $145. And yes, at this price, it is a budget phone, but one, that looks like a mid-ranger even. 

Coolpad Cool Play 8 Specifications:

  • Design: 3D Aluminum body
  • Display: 6.2″ IPS LCD display Full HD+ resolutoin (2246 x 1080 pixels)
  • Rear Camera: Dual, 16 MP primary lens with f/2.0 aperture + 2 MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 8 MP lens with f/2.2 aperture
  • Processor: Octa-core MediaTek MT6750
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB internal, expandable via microSD
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Price: CNY 999 (US $145); Equivalent to NRs. 16,600

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