After LeEco acquired the controlling share in Coolpad rumors began spreading about a new Cool 1 flagship smartphone with a dual-camera setup. Today the smartphone is finally official.
LeEco’s Cool 1 Dual is built around a 5.5″ IPS display of 1080p resolution. It’s made of metal and is powered by the Snapdragon 652 chipset with 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 CPU; Adreno 510 GPU; and either 3GB, or 4GB of RAM.
The highlight feature of the Cool 1 Dual is its dual 13MP main camera similar to the one on the Huawei P9 series. One of the 13MP sensors is monochrome, while the other one is color. LeEco promises 20% better image clarity and higher brightness, as well as better noise reduction. If you use only the monochrome sensor, the results will be even better although obviously they’ll come in black and white.
The main camera is complimented by a dual-tone flash and 4K video recording. There is an 8MP fixed-focus snapper at the front too.
The Cool 1 Dual offers 32GB or 64GB of non-expandable storage, a back-mounted fingerprint scanner, LTE and dual-SIM connectivity, a 4,060 mAh battery, and Android Marshmallow skinned with LeEco’s eUI v5.6.
The phone will launch in China on August 26. The 32GB/3GB RAM model will cost CNY 1,099 ($166), while CNY 1,499 ($226) get you 32GB/4GB RAM. The flagship 64GB/4GB variant will retail for CNY 1,699 ($257).
ZOL made a detailed hands-on article on the Cool 1 Dual and you can explore camera samples and live pictures, if you like.