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LeEco and Coolpad team up for Cool S1 phone launch in China

LeEco and Coolpad have launched its latest smartphone collaboration, the 5.5-inch Cool S1, in China, for the starting price of about $360.

Published onDecember 19, 2016

Chinese-based smartphone maker LeEco may currently be having some financial issues, but that isn’t stopping it from launching yet another phone into the wild.  Today, it released its latest collaboration with another China-based company, Coolpad, with the Cool S1 smartphone.

The 5.5-inch phone, with a 1080p display, is also the latest to ditch the conventional 3.5mm headphone jack, a trend which began earlier this year as smartphone makers begin to embrace USB Type-C connections. The phone does come with a headset that supports its USB Type-C port. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor and two front-facing speakers. Inside there’s a 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing camera and Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed out of the box. In addition, it also has a big 4,070mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.

The S1 is only being sold in China at the moment, and there’s no word on when – or if – it will be made available elsewhere. As far as pricing is concerned, that depends on which model you choose. The Cool S1 with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage will cost CNY 2,499 (~$360), the model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will be priced at CNY 2,699 (~$389), and the model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will cost CNY 3,199 (~$460).

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