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Coolpad Cool 3 with waterdrop notch and Android Pie to release in India tomorrow

Coolpad, the China-based phone company, what had unveiled three fresh handsets in the Indian market a couple of several years ago, is currently all set to release its fresh phone tomorrow in India, dubbed Coolpad Cool 3. The smartphone will feature a dewdrop notch and arrive with a glossy back screen. It will be out there for purchase in a slew of colour settings. Launching tomorrow, i.e. 5th February, the cameraphone is coming to be priced under Rs. 6,000, what roughly converts to $84. Currently, the cameraphone is established to run Android 9 Pie operating system out-of-the-box. The media invite for the release occasion of the cameraphone also displays that the smartphone will come with a dewdrop/waterdrop notch on top of the screen. The teaser of the device hints the smartphone might function a sleek design with minimum bezels. There’s a chance that the phone could possibly come with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ display resolution and 2.5D curved tempered glass protection. On the back side, the cameraphone is coming to feature a vertical dual image sensor setup together with an LED flash stacked between the 2 sensors. The phone’s front-facing image sensor will moreover be supporting the Face Unlock feature. Although it’s not still confirmed if the smartphone will be powered by the MediaTek or Qualcomm chipset, we expect the cameraphone to arrive with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of inner storage. The cameraphone will Furthermore support microSD card tray for expanding the phone’s storage capacity. As for the connectivity, it supports dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and a micro-USB port. At the price tag point of about Rs. 6,000, the cameraphone will be competing against the likes of Redmi 6 and Realme C1. It will be interesting to look at how the product operates against the established brands such as Xiaomi and Realme. Via



HMD may have quietly discontinued the Nokia 8 Sirocco

The Nokia 8 Sirocco launched at the high price of €750. It has come down quite a bit since then - for example, it's €520 on Amazon.fr. It's similarly discounted in the UK too, down to £440. But that's not the strange part. If you hit "Buy now" on your regional Nokia.com site, you get redirected back to the homepage. Not to mention that the prices shown on the official site are way off what local retailers are offering. That's not quite the case in India - the indicated price is lower (INR 37,000) than Flipkart's (INR 50,000), but hitting the buy button still disappoints. It's not a...



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MWC 2017: Huawei P10, P10 Plus, Watch 2 hands-on

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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Oreo (stable) update likely to roll out this month

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