Coolpad Americas, the US subsidiary of the China-based Coolpad, has announced and launched their first unlocked smartphone, the Coolpad Conjr, as part of CES 2017. The 5-inch Android smartphone will go on sale later today with a reasonable looking $179.99 price tag.
The Coolpad Conjr (which, in case you are wondering, is pronounced like “Conjure”) features a 2.5D HD display and comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed out of the box. Unfortunately, inside it comes with a pretty slow processor, an quad-core MediaTek MT6735CP chip that only runs at 1.0GHz, so don’t expect a ton of performance from this device.
The phone also has 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, with a microSD card for adding more space if you need it. On the plus side, the Coolpad Conjr has a 13MP rear facing camera and an 8MP front-facing camera with its own flash. There’s also a fingerprint reader that can unlock the phone, with support for up to five different fingerprints, which may make it easier for families to use. Finally, the dual SIM phone has a passable 2500mAh battery.
The Coolpad Conjr will work with US GSM wireless networks like AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular, but unfortunately not on Verizon and Sprint. The phone should be available for pre-order later today over at Newegg and Amazon. Interested?