Coolpad, a Chinese smartphone maker, on Thursday launched two smartphones in India under its Dazen brand. Dubbed as Dazen 1 (seen above) and Dazen X7, the Android 4.4 KitKat-based smartphones support 4G LTE networks and dual-SIM connectivity. While the Dazen 1 is priced at Rs. 6,999, the Dazen X7 is priced at Rs. 17,999. The handsets will be available starting June 9 exclusively via Snapdeal, an exclusive online retail partnership that the smartphone maker announced last week. Registrations for the Dazen 1 will begin from Thursday on the e-commerce website.
Both smartphones support LTE bands in India (TDD-LTE 2300MHz Band 40, FDD-LTE 1800MHz Band 3). The Coolpad Dazen 1 features 5-inch IPS HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution and is powered by a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone houses 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via a microSD card (up to 32GB).
On the camera front, the Coolpad Dazen 1 equips 8-megapixel f/2.2 autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front facing camera for video chats. The device features standard connectivity options including Wi-Fi, 3G, FM radio, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and Micro-USB connectivity. The smartphone is backed by a Li-ion 2500mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 3 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time. It measures 141x71.5x9.3mm, but the company has not yet specified the weight of the smartphone.
The Coolpad Dazen X7 (seen above) features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolution display and is powered by an octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6595 processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM. The handset includes 16GB if inbuilt storage, which is expandable via a microSD card (up to 32GB).
The smartphone houses a 13-megapixel f/1.8 autofocus rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel font-facing camera. On the connectivity front, the Coolpad Dazen X7 features dual-band Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and FM radio. The smartphone comes backed by a 2700mAh battery, rated to deliver up to 8 hours of talk time and 150 hours of standby time. The device measures 146x74x6.5mm and weighs 141 grams.
"India has always been a very exciting market and is also the fastest growing online smartphone market in the world and that is why we wanted India to be among the first markets where we would launch our new innovations. We are committed to consumers here and we bring the range of Dazen phones with ground-breaking technology built for India. Dazen will rely on Coolpad's scale of producing more than 60 million smartphones and more than six thousand technology patents, as well as outstanding internet technology solutions of 360, to become the leading internet company in the world," said Li Wang, President and Global CEO, Dazen during the launch.