LeEco silently releases the Cool 1C


Some of you may remember the collaboration between LeEco and Coolpad which birthed the Cool 1 Dual device. The device was touted as a Redmi Pro killer, and while it was well received it never really managed to garner as much attention as its Xiaomi counterpart.

Now the two companies are back with the Cool 1C, a smartphone that is basically the Cool 1 Dual without its main selling point. Instead of having two 13MP rear facing cameras, the Cool 1C only has one with an f/2.0 aperture, 6P lens, and PDAF that can record 4K videos.

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Aside from that, the device has a 5.5-inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 652 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a fairly large 4060mAh battery. Even the front camera hasn’t changed with it still being an f/2.2 8MP camera.

Where the Cool 1C does change however is pricing. While the original Cool 1 Dual was priced as a Redmi Pro competitor, the new Cool 1C is much more affordable at CNY899, or about $131. This makes it one of the most affordable Snapdragon 652 devices with 4K recording capabilities, which is astonishing.

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As if that weren’t enough, the Cool1C also sports dual SIM slots with Full Netcom support. There is Bluetooth 4.1, dual-band WiFi, an IR Blaster, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a fingerprint scanner below the camera. Needless to say, we can’t wait to see more of this device.

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18 Comments

  1. HBK
    November 29, 2016

    Finally a worthy competitor for RN3.

  2. vijay sud
    November 29, 2016

    They need to put this into Indian market to combat Xiaomi Assault, Le Eco has all but disappeared from India. No new phones, nothing.

  3. Ibrahim
    November 29, 2016

    oh my.. This is a great phone “on paper”…
    Looking very interesting.

  4. Chickens
    November 29, 2016

    Just in time for the Mi 5c.

  5. A
    November 29, 2016

    Remember that this phone comes from LeBezels, so the image render is obviously fake

    • afghanPower
      November 29, 2016

      It has bezels, sure. But other phones have a plastic/metal edge on the sides about the same size + a small black bezel on the screen. The bezels on LeX phones look bigger than they are.

      edit: Photoshopping them away is douchy regardless of company.

  6. Lazar Prodanovic
    November 29, 2016

    Unfortunately they firmwares are horrible & that makes it a competitor to nothing. Xiaomi is far from rose garden in the same department but at least they are doing something about it recently (at least concerning QC SoC’s models).

  7. Guest
    November 29, 2016

    Finally a worthy competitor for RN3.

  8. vijay sud
    November 29, 2016

    They need to put this into Indian market to combat Xiaomi Assault, Le Eco has all but disappeared from India. No new phones, nothing.

  9. Ibrahim
    November 29, 2016

    oh my.. This is a great phone “on paper”…
    Looking very interesting.

  10. Chickens
    November 29, 2016

    Just in time for the Mi 5c.

  11. Guest
    November 29, 2016

    Remember that this phone comes from LeBezels, so the image render is obviously fake

    • afghanPower
      November 29, 2016

      It has bezels, sure. But other phones have a plastic/metal edge on the sides about the same size + a small black bezel on the screen. The bezels on LeX phones look bigger than they are.

      edit: Photoshopping them away is douchy regardless of company.

  12. Lazar Prodanovic
    November 29, 2016

    Unfortunately they firmwares are horrible & that makes it a competitor to nothing. Xiaomi is far from rose garden in the same department but at least they are doing something about it recently (at least concerning QC SoC’s models).

  13. Felix Muchiri
    November 29, 2016

    surely a redminote 3pro competitor, but lack of SD slot is always their undoing, 32GB is fairly small with today’s standards, I mean, it’s obviously multimedia centric with that CPU and battery size, but good modern 3D games occupy huge amounts of storage, about 2GB+-, so an optional SD would be nice. personally, i own a redminote3pro, 16/2GB variant, within 2days it was full I had to beef it up by 64GB memcard therefore my next upgrade must support SD

  14. kfjm254
    November 29, 2016

    surely a redminote 3pro competitor, but lack of SD slot is always their undoing, 32GB is fairly small with today’s standards, I mean, it’s obviously multimedia centric with that CPU and battery size, but good modern 3D games occupy huge amounts of storage, about 2GB+-, so an optional SD would be nice. personally, i own a redminote3pro, 16/2GB variant, within 2days it was full I had to beef it up by 64GB memcard therefore my next upgrade must support SD

  15. November 30, 2016

    Still a very capable device for just 140$.

  16. Steven Fox
    November 30, 2016

    Still a very capable device for just 140$.