Today at CES 2017, Coolpad announced a new low-cost smartphone. The Conjr has a 5-inch 720p IPS LCD display and an aluminum unibody construction. A capacitive fingerprint scanner is located on the back along with a mono speaker that looks like it could be muffled when sitting on a table.

The front is covered edge to edge with glass. It has capacitive navigation buttons below the 5-inch screen, which helps free up some screen space for content. There’s a notification light in the upper bezel, along with an 8MP selfie camera with a dedicated LED flash, an interesting feature at this price point.

A single-piece volume rocker is located near the top on the left edge, slightly offset from the power button that sits near the midpoint on the right edge. There’s a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top and a microUSB 2.0 port on the bottom.

  Coolpad Conjr
SoC MediaTek MT6735CP

4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.0GHz
Mali-T720MP2 @ 450MHz
NAND 16GB + microSD
Display 5.0-inch 1280x720 IPS LCD
Dimensions 143 x 72 x 8.66 mm
148 grams
Modem MediaTek (Integrated)
2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 4)
Network FDD-LTE (2 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 12)
WCDMA (1 / 2 / 4 / 5)
GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900)
SIM Size 2x NanoSIM
Front Camera 8MP, f/2.2, LED flash
Rear Camera 13MP, f/2.2, AF, OIS, LED flash
Battery 2500 mAh
Connectivity 802.11b/g/n, BT 4.0, microUSB 2.0
Launch OS Android 6.0 with Cool UI 8.0

Inside is a MediaTek MT6735CP SoC. With only four Cortex-A53 cores running at a lowly 1GHz, the Conjr will not be a top performer, even compared to other low-cost phones. The Mali-T720MP2 GPU is not well suited for 3D gaming either, but should be enough for simple 2D games.

It does have 3GB of LPDDR3 memory, which should help with multitasking, but internal storage is only 16GB. Thankfully, the Conjr does have a microSD slot for storage expansion.

The integrated MediaTek Category 4 LTE modem will work on US GSM carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile but not Sprint, Verizon, or US Cellular..

Coolpad did not announce exact pricing or availability, but did say the Conjr, which comes in either gold or gray colors, will cost less than $200 USD.

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  • Shadowmaster625 - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    Nexus 5 on swappa for under $100. LG G2 $80. lol. Hell of a lot better than a laughable 1.0 GHz A53. Yeeick...
  • negusp - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    I wouldn't touch any phone on swappa unless I needed a throwaway or was ROM cooking. Especially the Nexus 5 and its power button.

    But then again, the A53 is all you need for a smooth experience and you get the added benefit of far better battery life.

    For an entry level phone this isn't too bad.
  • fanofanand - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    I bought an N5 off swappa in March and it's been flawless. Best $120 I ever spent on a phone. The above phone should be $100 or less in today's market.
  • Michael Bay - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    >Android 6.0 with Cool UI 8.0
    A turd on top of a turd. Epic!
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  • sorten - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

  • WJMazepas - Thursday, January 5, 2017 - link

    I have a phone with that SoC. the difference is that it has only 1GB of RAM and a 4.5 inch 480p display.

    It run every app that i use, i can use facebook and Spotify at the same time with no stretch.

    But to change apps, man that take a long time.
  • mkozakewich - Sunday, January 8, 2017 - link

    The BLU Vivo Air LTE cost me about the same, has OLED, 2GB RAM, and is 5mm thick. It's also from late 2015, so I'd expect a bit better than this.
  • thebarca - Monday, January 23, 2017 - link

    look like blu energy studio 2
  • rifkivalk - Saturday, March 4, 2017 - link



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