Coolpad is making an appeal with the launch of its latest smartphone Cool M7 in China, which mimics the popular design of Apple’s current flagship, iPhone 7 Plus. Coolpad Cool M7 is unique on its own terms, but the attractive design offered at half the price of an iPhone 7 Plus is a good enough reason to survive.
For those who cannot afford an iPhone 7 Plus or prefer Android over iOS without giving up on the classy look, Coolpad Cool M7 serves a great purpose. Packed in a slim metallic unibody with no visible bezels on the sides and a minimalistic overall look, the Cool M7 will be available in China starting August 26. The handset is priced at ¥2699, which is roughly about Rs. 25,900.
Coolpad hasn’t shared any intention of launching the iPhone 7 Plus-lookalike in India, where it has a series of budget phones with great reception from consumers. Coolpad Cool M7 comes in two colours, matte black and blue, and mimics the iPhone 7 Plus to the tiniest detail of having a circular home button with a fingerprint scanner.
Unlike the iPhone 7 Plus, the Cool M7 features a single camera at the back and has a USB Type-C port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top. Except for the looks, everything about the Cool M7 is different than the iPhone 7 Plus.
Coolpad Cool M7 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 2.5D curved glass on top. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa core chipset clocking speeds at 2.Ghz, which is paired with Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
The rear camera module on the Cool M7 looks a lot like the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual camera setup, but the former has a single 12 megapixel Sony IMX362 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and dual tone LED flash. Towards the front, the Cool M7 packs a 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and 79.8-degree wide-angle lens to capture selfies.
Under the hood, Coolpad Cool M7 packs a reasonable 3,200mAh battery, which is expected to last a day with average consumption. The handset supports 4G VoLTE, dual SIM card slots, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS as standard connectivity options. The handset runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Cool UI on top to offer a customized user experience.
Since the phone is available in China currently, it can be pre-ordered within the country from the popular e-commerce site JD.com.