Tech outlets, like ourselves, often report only on the Samsung, Apple, LG, Sony, and big name flagship smartphone. But this time, we thought we’d showcase something a bit different. The flagship smartphone is usually associated with prices nearing US$1,000. But the Coolpad Legacy is at least one flagship smartphone that isn’t going to cost you a mortgage payment.
The Coolpad Legacy is a US$129.99, 6.36″ smartphone that is running Android 9.0 Pie. That’s right, a sub-US$200 smartphone running Android Pie out of the box. Coolpad says this particular smartphone is geared towards families who want strong battery life and quick charging capabilities with a very budget-friendly price.
“We took the word ‘purpose’ to heart when designing Legacy. As we thought about the needs of each family member, we didn’t want to create another expensive smartphone with unnecessary features,” said John Choi, Chief Product Officer, Coolpad Americas. “Instead, we focused on the features that matter to smart buyers and made them great, such as battery life that can keep up with busy schedules and a generous display for consuming content on the go.”Coolpad Press Release
The Coolpad Legacy has a 4,000mAh battery and features Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. The display is a 6.36″ FHD+ display and the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, which isn’t the latest and greatest but not bad for this price point.
The phone also comes with 32GB of internal storage and has a microSD card which can take up to a 128GB microSD card for added storage. The front glass is Gorilla Glass 3 which should help with front panel protection.
“Last year, we set a goal to be the number one provider of family-based technology by 2021. With Dyno Smartwatch, Coolpad Surf mobile hotspot, Coolpad Snap, and Coolpad Legacy, we have created a family of products that address the connected needs that all families have,” continued Choi.Coolpad Press Release
The Coolpad Legacy suggested retail price is $129.99, and beginning today, the device is available at Metro by T-Mobile retail stores. What do you think of this budge flagship smartphone? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, or Facebook. You can also comment on our MeWe page by joining the MeWe social network.