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?