India's Spice Mobiles has tied up with Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad
to launch Spice Coolpad Mi-515 in India. The smartphone carries a price
tag of Rs. 9,990 and was earlier listed online with online retailer
Spice Coolpad Mi-515 sports a
5.0-inch display with resolution of 540X960 pixels. The smartphone packs
in 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. There is a 4GB of
internal storage available on the smartphone, which can be further
expanded by up to 32GB via a microSD card.
It is a dual-SIM
smartphone with dual standby, which supports 3G connectivity on one SIM.
Spice Coolpad Mi-515 runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system
and comes with a 2,000mAh battery. For camera, there is a 5-megapixel
auto-focus camera with LED flash at the rear, and a VGA snapper in the
front for video calling. Connectivity options on the Spice Coolpad
Mi-515 include 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS/ aGPS.
on the launch, Dilip Modi, COO & Co-Founder Spice Group, said,
"With this new product, Spice has broken the price barrier and has made
quad-core smartphones affordable for the consumer wanting superlative
Internet access on the move. It is an affirmation of our belief in
constantly re-inventing and creating new benchmarks in the industry. We
will be launching many more exciting products under the Spice Coolpad
brand. We are confident that with our huge distribution network and own
Spice Hotspot stores - the brand will achieve substantial market share
in smartphone category with innovative products."
It is noteworthy
that Spice had earlier announced collaboration with Huawei in October
2012 to launch S Huawei brand. It had launched Ascend Y100 under this
brand for Rs. 5,990. So it will be interesting to see how Spice manages
to launch new smartphones with another Chinese manufacturer.
Mobiles launched in June 2013
Spice Coolpad Mi-515 key specifications
- 5-inch qHD capacitive touch screen IPS display
- 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB internal storage, expandable by up to 32GB through microSD card
- 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
- VGA front-facing camera
- Dual SIM ( 3G + 2G) with Dual Standby
- 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth with A2DP and GPS / aGPS
- 2,000mAh battery
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)