7-inch CoolPad Great God on show at CES as the CoolPad Halo


A few days ago we posted news of Coolpad’s 7-inch smarpthone/phablet/tablet device known in China as the ‘Great God’, the same device has now been spotted at CES with a new improved name! The CoolPad Halo.

The CoolPad Halo appears to be the international name of the device, but we think Goliath or Godzilla would have suited the 7-inch device much better! The Halo is a strange device in that it is marketed as a phone but has the size of a small Android tablet!

CoolPad have been clever with the specifications of the CoolPad Halo, so even thouse of us who would simply dismiss the phone as being too big are considering it for it’s hardware alone. The Halo is powered by an octacore 1.7Ghz processor, has 2GB RAM, dual-SIM, SD card expansion, 4000mAh battery and rear 13 mega-pixel camera with f2.0 aperture, the front camera is quite up to ‘selfie’ standards but 5 mega-pixels isn’t bad.

What do you think of the CoolPad Halo? Are Coolpad on to a winner or is it just to big to be considered?

[ GizIndia.com ]
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58 Comments

  1. eemjayoo
    January 9, 2014

    What a disappointment….I am rooting for the name Coolpad OMG ^_^ (But the phone is nice & well-spec)

  2. epoxy
    January 10, 2014

    Excellent hardware specs and I would buy one. Please let us know when and where it is available!?

    • January 10, 2014

      Im really suprised that this is getting so much love πŸ™‚ I guess everyone is a big screen convert now πŸ™‚

      • Andrea
        February 5, 2014

        Hi,
        When will be possible to see an your full review of this coolpad? Thanks πŸ™‚

  3. SYHMS
    January 10, 2014

    Great God was a better name, I will miss that name…

  4. arsalan
    January 10, 2014

    Hi Andi, where it is available? I want to buy one. I shall be thankful.

  5. fiul
    January 10, 2014

    Hi Andi, where it is available?

    • January 10, 2014

      Later this month in China, not sure about launches elsewhere yet

      • KL
        January 11, 2014

        Where would I find it in China? Taobao?

  6. Guest
    January 10, 2014

    What a disappointment….I am rooting for the name Coolpad OMG ^_^ (But the phone is nice & well-spec)

  7. vegancarlx
    January 10, 2014

    Would love if UMI made a phone like this without the boring and overdone front physical home button. Something like this with similar or better internals, thin bezels, and UMI Cross style would be so sweet!

    • January 10, 2014

      I’d be more excited a JiaYu ike this πŸ™‚

      • vegancarlx
        January 10, 2014

        Indeed. I feel the steel quality of the g5 and a 7″ 1080p 4000+mAh “big brother” would be so sleek and impressive.

    • KL
      January 11, 2014

      I for one love having a physical home button. Gives me more screen real estate, and I use it for waking up the phone and answering calls, amongst other things. But the Samsung copycat look is getting stale though.

  8. epoxy
    January 10, 2014

    Excellent hardware specs and I would buy one. Please let us know when and where it is available!?

    • Andi Sykes
      January 10, 2014

      Im really suprised that this is getting so much love πŸ™‚ I guess everyone is a big screen convert now πŸ™‚

    • Andrea
      February 5, 2014

      Hi,
      When will be possible to see an your full review of this coolpad? Thanks πŸ™‚

  9. sam
    January 10, 2014

    what screen resolution and what android version?

  10. Guest
    January 10, 2014

    Great God was a better name, I will miss that name…

    • Andi Sykes
      January 10, 2014

      haha πŸ™‚

  11. arsalan
    January 10, 2014

    Hi Andi, where it is available? I want to buy one. I shall be thankful.

  12. fiul
    January 10, 2014

    Hi Andi, where it is available?

    • Andi Sykes
      January 10, 2014

      Later this month in China, not sure about launches elsewhere yet

    • Guest
      January 11, 2014

      Where would I find it in China? Taobao?

  13. vegancarlx
    January 10, 2014

    Would love if UMI made a phone like this without the boring and overdone front physical home button. Something like this with similar or better internals, thin bezels, and UMI Cross style would be so sweet!

    • Andi Sykes
      January 10, 2014

      I’d be more excited a JiaYu ike this πŸ™‚

    • vegancarlx
      January 10, 2014

      Indeed. I feel the steel quality of the g5 and a 7″ 1080p 4000+mAh “big brother” would be so sleek and impressive.

    • Guest
      January 11, 2014

      I for one love having a physical home button. Gives me more screen real estate, and I use it for waking up the phone and answering calls, amongst other things. But the Samsung copycat look is getting stale though.

  14. Guest
    January 10, 2014

    what screen resolution and what android version?

  15. res gomez
    January 13, 2014

    I like the big size. It would be used only at home. I need more info before committing. I liked the name Great God. I prefer phablet to a tablet and a phone.

  16. res gomez
    January 14, 2014

    I like the big size. It would be used only at home. I need more info before committing. I liked the name Great God. I prefer phablet to a tablet and a phone.

  17. arsalan
    February 28, 2014

    Hi Andi,
    I ordered one today @ 413 dollars shipped.

  18. arsalan
    February 28, 2014

    Hi Andi,
    I ordered one today @ 413 dollars shipped.

  19. Net Workdood
    March 2, 2014

    I ordered this phone for 300.00 and the 115 shipping cost will be refunded after I receive the order…going to get this around 3/18 – cannot wait for it, even though I will probably only be able to get EDGE speeds in California….

    • Jack Nathanial Mikhail
      March 29, 2014

      Have you received the phone yet? I ordered it for $340USD from aliexpress eternal theme.
      Is it possible if you can give me your review and let me know what you think about this phone? Thank you!

  20. Net Workdood
    March 2, 2014

    I ordered this phone for 300.00 and the 115 shipping cost will be refunded after I receive the order…going to get this around 3/18 – cannot wait for it, even though I will probably only be able to get EDGE speeds in California….

    • Jack Nathanial Mikhail
      March 29, 2014

      Have you received the phone yet? I ordered it for $340USD from aliexpress eternal theme.
      Is it possible if you can give me your review and let me know what you think about this phone? Thank you!

    • Net Workdood
      March 29, 2014

      Aliexpress delayed so Much that I canceled and I am now ordering through merimobiles..will cost around 400.00. If you root and create a recovery you will have to flash back to stock or flash a boot image to get updates…go to XDA for the info

    • Net Workdood
      March 29, 2014

      Here is the link …http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2635445&page=3….you can also go to chinaphonearena.com for more info…

    • Jack Nathanial Mikhail
      March 29, 2014

      I ordered from http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Coolpad-9976A-Phone-Call-mini-PC-Tablets-MTK6592-Octa-Core-7-IPS-1920×1200-Android-4-2/1609182894.html
      Hopefully I will get it by end of April πŸ™‚
      Thanks for the tip! I will check out xda forums.

    • Jack Nathanial Mikhail
      March 30, 2014

      Thanks for the info!

  21. Net Workdood
    March 31, 2014

    go to facebook and search Coolpad 9976A…..

  22. Net Workdood
    March 31, 2014

    Stupid site – you can post links to other sites, but not to facebook, and yet I logged in with my facebook account to post…yup, makes sense….

    • Jack Nathanial Mikhail
      March 31, 2014

      It seems that whenever u post links it takes time to get moderated/approved….
      I managed to get the Facebook link btw. It doesn’t seem to be very popular on facebook haha

      • Net Workdood
        March 31, 2014

        I just created it, yesterday afternoon – not doing it for popularity, but for a knowledge base…

        • Jack Nathanial Mikhail
          April 1, 2014

          Thank you! Mine will arrive next week since I used DHL for shipping to me (I’m from singapore btw).

  23. Net Workdood
    March 31, 2014

    go to facebook and search Coolpad 9976A…..

  24. Net Workdood
    March 31, 2014

    Stupid site – you can post links to other sites, but not to facebook, and yet I logged in with my facebook account to post…yup, makes sense….

    • Jack Nathanial Mikhail
      March 31, 2014

      It seems that whenever u post links it takes time to get moderated/approved….
      I managed to get the Facebook link btw. It doesn’t seem to be very popular on facebook haha

    • Net Workdood
      March 31, 2014

      I just created it, yesterday afternoon – not doing it for popularity, but for a knowledge base…

    • Jack Nathanial Mikhail
      April 1, 2014

      Thank you! Mine will arrive next week since I used DHL for shipping to me (I’m from singapore btw).

  25. Natalie
    June 17, 2014

    Where can I buy this?

  26. Natalie
    June 17, 2014

    Where can I buy this?