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 Saholic.
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.
Commenting 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)