Coolpad used to be one of China’s top phone manufacturer before but has now been overtaken by other brands. However, the phone maker still churns out affordable phones that are pretty popular and sold unlocked in the USA. Now it is ready to jump on the 5G train and has announced the Coolpad Legacy 5G at CES 2020, an upper mid-range phone with a price tag under $400.
Coolpad Legacy 5G Design and Specifications
The Coolpad Legacy 5G has a 6.53-inch FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch. It is an IPS LCD display but has support for HDR10. The back seems to be covered in glass with a feather-like design underneath.
There are two rear cameras and they are arranged vertically along with the LED flash and an oval-shaped fingerprint scanner. The area occupied by the whole setup has a different design from the rest of the back. The phone gives us some Reno vibes but with the manufacturer’s name visibly written, you won’t mistake it for an OPPO phone.
There is a Snapdragon 765 inside the phone and it is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. A MicroSD card slot will allow you to add up to an extra 128GB of storage. The primary rear camera is a 48MP sensor and there is an 8MP ultrawide angle camera alongside. The selfie camera is a 16MP sensor.
The Coolpad Legacy 5G only has one SIM slot, it also lacks NFC but what it has going for it is support for sub-6GHz 5G networks which are more reliable and have better range than 5G networks that use mmWave frequency. This info is particularly useful for those in the U.S.
The phone will run Android 10 out of the box with monthly security updates but no promise of a major OS upgrade. It packs a 4000mAh battery and has support for Quick Charge 3.0 via a USB Type-C port. The port is at the bottom and flanked on the left by a microphone and on the right by the speaker grille. The Legacy 5G also has an audio jack at the top and speakers tuned by THX.
Coolpad Legacy 5G Price and Availability
The exact price tag has not been revealed but it has been reported that it will sell for under $400 when it goes on sale in Q2 2020. Interested buyers will be able to purchase it on Amazon or on Coolpad’s US website.
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