Coolpad could launch the 7-inch, 8-core Coolpad 9976A this month!


If there was ever a phone to blur the lines between Android smartphones and tablets, it is the mysterious 7-inch Coolpad 9976A rumoured to launch this month!

This is the second time the Coolpad 9976A has appeared on our radar, the first time being at the launch of the 8-core Mediatek processor a few months ago, where we believed the 7-inch ‘phone’ would be on display for the first time.

Sources at CoolPad are now teasing at a launch of January 8th for this huge device which CoolPad insist on calling a phone/phablet rather than a tablet.

Measuring 7-inch and with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 the 9976A dwarfs the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 which will also launch this month, but offers higher resolution. The Coolpad also gets a 1.7Ghz MT6592 8-core processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB of built-in memorym dual SIM, 13 mega-pixel main camera, 5 mega-pixel front, NFC, 4000mAh battery and measures just 7.6mm thick!

Coolpad are also said to have installed the latest edition of their own custom Android ROM, Coolife UI5.0 on the phone which is based on Android 4.2.

What do you think of the idea of a 7-inch ‘phone’, is it just what the doctor ordered? or it this really just too big?

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6 Comments

  1. Freeje
    January 2, 2014

    Support for stylus, MHL and at least 16GB and it would be a perfect all-in-one.

  2. Guest
    January 2, 2014

    Support for stylus, MHL and at least 16GB and it would be a perfect all-in-one.

  3. January 2, 2014

    I am doubting if its gonna get a HDMI. 7 inches is just too huge for me. I have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and I have to say that it looks stupid to answer calls with the huge device without a BT headset. That said, I am definitely not buying this for a phone no matter no matter what hardware it packs.

    Unless I intend to use it as a tablet, then is a go. But I’d rather buy a 10 incher for a tablet instead. Considering to give my fiance the Galaxy Tab 3

  4. Michael Ogbonnaya
    January 2, 2014

    I am doubting if its gonna get a HDMI. 7 inches is just too huge for me. I have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and I have to say that it looks stupid to answer calls with the huge device without a BT headset. That said, I am definitely not buying this for a phone no matter no matter what hardware it packs.

    Unless I intend to use it as a tablet, then is a go. But I’d rather buy a 10 incher for a tablet instead. Considering to give my fiance the Galaxy Tab 3

  5. res gomez
    January 2, 2014

    It does look silly when held to the ear. Use a blue tooth head set. I don’t do a lot of phone talking, it is great for web browsing, text and other computer uses without pulling out the big Notebook. I can certainly see more on the big screen than the small phone screens. I too wish it had a built in stylus, I like to play with it. I also wish it was capable of HDMI. Bezels keep getting smaller. This 7″ phone may not be as big as 6″ phone was a year or so ago.

  6. res gomez
    January 3, 2014

    It does look silly when held to the ear. Use a blue tooth head set. I don’t do a lot of phone talking, it is great for web browsing, text and other computer uses without pulling out the big Notebook. I can certainly see more on the big screen than the small phone screens. I too wish it had a built in stylus, I like to play with it. I also wish it was capable of HDMI. Bezels keep getting smaller. This 7″ phone may not be as big as 6″ phone was a year or so ago.