After a month of the Coolpad Note 8 launch, the Chinese smartphone maker has now unveiled a new entry-level budget smartphone dubbed as Coolpad M3 in its home country. The main highlights of the device are its premium-looking reflective glass back, AI face unlock and Notched display.
As far as the specs are concerned, the Coolpad M3 sports a 5.85-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1512 x 720 pixels. It further boasts an aspect ratio of 19:9 and is protected by 2.5D curved glass on top.
Powering the device is the MediaTek MT6750 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz which is further coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot is present for additional storage expansion.
For photography, the device incorporates a pair of vertically stacked cameras at the back. The setup features a 13-megapixel primary sensor accompanied by a secondary unit and an LED flash sandwiched in between (specs yet to be known). There’s also a 5-megapixel shooter at the front for Selfies. The camera app incorporates nifty features like portrait mode, panorama, and AI-based beauty mode.
On the software front, the Coolpad M3 runs Android 8.1 Oreo OS with the company’s custom skin on top. Interestingly, an AI-powered facial recognition feature is given for unlocking the phone in addition to the fingerprint scanner at the rear. All of this is fueled by a 2,800mAh non-removable battery.
Connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, micro USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Lastly, it measures 149.3 x 72.3 x 8.95mm and weighs quite light at 171 grams.
For the Chinese market, M3 is priced at 799 Yuan (approximately Rs 8,000) and comes in Gentleman’s Enamel (Black) and Blue Sea color options. It is currently available for consumers to pre-book on JD.com with sales rolling out at 10 am on November 28. The company is yet to make any announcements regarding its availability in other regions. Stay tuned.