Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad has today announced a new budget device in its Mega series, dubbed as the Mega 5A in India. At a time when most devices are being launched as online exclusives, the Coolpad Mega 5A will be available exclusively from retail stores across eight states in the country.
The main highlight of the Coolpad Mega 5A is its dual camera setup and 18:9 display. With this, the Coolpad Mega 5A has become one of the cheapest device to feature a dual camera setup in the country. The device features a fingerprint sensor at the back and has a dedicated microSD card slot in addition two SIM card slots.
Commenting on the launch, Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India, said. "Running on 8.1 Android Oreo , with a great screen display and a powerful battery life, Coolpad Mega 5A will set another industry benchmark which is tough to match. We have adopted an aggressive channel expansion strategy with offline channel as our primary focus area."
The Coolpad Mega 5A runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and features a 5.45-inch HD+ 2.5D Curved glass display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is now the cheapest device from Coolpad to feature an 18:9 display.
In terms of performance, the Coolpad Mega 5A is powered by a quad core Spreadtrum SC9850K SoC coupled with Mali 400 GPU. In terms of memory, the device features 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 64GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.
Coming to the camera department, the Coolpad Mega 4A features a dual camera setup at the back consisting of an 8MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and a secondary 0.3MP camera with LED flash. On the front, the device sports a 5MP selfie camera with selfie flash.
The Coolpad Mega 5A is powered by a 2,500mAh battery. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a micro USB port.
The Coolpad Mega 5A has been priced at Rs. 6,999 and will be available in Gold color option in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi NCR, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh starting from today.