Coolpad has launched yet another budget handset in India in an attempt for regaining their lost tracks in the smartphone market. Dubbed as Coolpad Mega 2.5D, the Chinese OEM is targeting the selfie-centric audience looking for something in the lower end price segment.

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In terms of specifications, the Coolpad Mega 2.5D flaunts a 5.5-inch HD panel up front with 2.5D curved glass and is powered by Quad-Core 64-bit MediaTek MT67355P processor clocked at 1GHz with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage that can be further expanded via a MicroSD card, Mali T720 GPU and a non-removable 2500mAh battery rated to deliver up to 9 hours of talk time, and 200 hours of standby time.

Coming to the major highlight, the front camera arrangement includes an 8MP f/2.2 83.6-degree wide-angle lens and additionally, there’s an 8MP rear facing camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and a single LED flash. Coolpad has also bundled various shooting modes like “professional”, HDR, GIF and more. Furthermore, Mega 2.5D doesn’t sacrifice much when it comes to networking options either packing Dual-SIM slots, 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth and even NFC. Lastly, it runs on Coolpad’s custom Cool UI 8 layered over Android Marshmallow.

The Coolpad Mega 2.5D will be available in only one color variant – Golden Hue and is priced at merely Rs 6,999 exclusively on Amazon starting from August 24th at 2 PM. The handset itself definitely looks a value for money proposition at least on paper, however, the processor might slow performance down despite the ample amount of memory. Moreover, Xiaomi recently unveiled the Redmi 3S Prime that features a considerably better processor, fingerprint scanner, and Adreno 505 GPU. Coolpad’s desperate efforts for succeeding in the industry are gradually turning stale, their last entrant was launched for Rs 24,999 and couldn’t keep up the competition comprising of products like the OnePlus 3.


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Shubham is based out of Ahmedabad, India and is studying to be a Computer Engineer, while specializing in mobile applications. He loves covering what's new in the smartphone space and aims to make it his primary profession some day.