A lot entry-level smartphone keeps trooping into the market every day, all battling for a spot under the sun. The latest addition to the ultra-affordable market is the Coolpad Cool 12A which brings intriguing specs for its price range.

Coolpad Cool 12A is powered by a Unisoc T310. It comes with a quad-core CPU – one Cortex-A75 unit at 2.0 GHz, and three Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8 GHz. It has its own AI camera algorithms and some features to offer a longer battery life, but in the end, remains a chipset for entry-level phones.

Coolpad Cool 12A

The chip is coupled by 4 GB RAM and 64 gigs of storage, which is rather impressive for such an affordable phone.

Coolpad Cool 12A comes with a 6.3-inch LCD with 720p resolution and tall 19:9 screen ratio, with the 8MP selfie camera hidden behind a waterdrop.

Around the back you get a 16MP main shooter and a 2MP depth sensor.

One interesting solution Coolpad implemented is the fingerprint scanner – it is not on the back or doubling as a power key or under the display, it is on the left-hand side below the SIM tray, while all the buttons remain on the right side.

Coolpad Cool 12A

Coolpad Cool 12A Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE (unspecified)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, October 05
  • Status: Available. Released 2020, October 05

Design

  • Dimensions: 156.2 x 75.2 x 8.9 mm (6.15 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 202.5 g (7.16 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic frame, glass back
  • Colors: Dream Black, Dream Blue, Fantasy Silver
  • SIM: Nano-SIM

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~273 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android

Hardware

  • Chipset: Spreadtrum
  • CPU: Quad-core (1×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 3×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSD

Cameras

Multimedia

  • Radio: FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable

Coolpad Cool 12A Price and Availability

The phone comes in Black, Blue gradient, or Silver and it’s sold through JD.com. Early birds will get a promo price of CNY569 ($90/€75).

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