Yesterday was real treat for folks in China. Right before Oppo revealed its long-awaited N1 handset, another popular (at least in China) manufacturer lifted the veil off of its latest flagship smartphone. The second phone maker to make its announcement at a special event in Beijing was Coolpad and the hero of the show was the CoolPad Grand. The phone will hit the stores in China in October and will set the customers back ¥3,980, which would be about $650 according today’s exchange rate.
5.9″ Coolpad Grand Tegra 4 Powered Phone
The CoolPad Grand manages to live up to its name. The phone indeed is grand, both in size and quality. The device packs a huge 5.9-inch Full HD display made by Sharp and is powered by a 1.8 Ghz Tegra 4 processor paired with 2 GB of RAM.
The handset offers 16 GB of internal memory, NFC, Dolby stereo and dual-SIM. The CoolPad Grand is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with F2.0 aperture and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. All the hardware is packed into a cool-looking aluminum body.
The CoolPad Grand comes accompanied by three nifty accessories, the CoolHub, CoolHub 2 and the cWatch C1. The CoolHub is a multifunctional device which serves as a charging dock, Bluetooth speaker, a microSD card reader and NFC tag support. CoolHub 2 offers even more including environmental sensors and pedometer. The cWatch C1 is a companion smartwatch that displays alerts for calendars, calls and messages.
Pricing of the accessories remains unknown at this point.