Finding an inexpensive Android handset is pretty easy nowadays, but the term ‘inexpensive’ is pretty subjective for many folks out there. Sure, the Moto G 2015, Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 and ASUS ZenFone 2 are great values for the money, but all three of these devices cost over $150 if you’re buying them outright. If you’re looking for a smartphone that’s significantly cheaper in price and don’t mind making some sacrifices, Coolpad has just announced a new smartphone that may be worth your while.
The Coolpad Rogue has just been made official, and it will be available both online and in-store from T-Mobile for just $49.99 on Wednesday, September 30th. Yes, $50 is insanely cheap for a smartphone, but that low price point doesn’t come without quite a few caveats.
The Coolpad Rogue features a 4.0-inch WVGA display with a resolution of 800 x 480, a dual- core 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with an Adreno 304 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion up to 32GB. Also included on this smartphone is a 2MP rear-facing camera, a .3MP front-facing shooter and support for LTE bands 2, 4, 12 and AWS3. It runs a customized version of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which isn’t something we normally see on a $50 smartphone.
The Coolpad Rogue’s specs certainly aren’t anything special. But for $50, this might be a viable option for first-time smartphone buyers or for parents looking to get their kids an inexpensive handset.