Coolpad Separates Work From Play

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad teased its new Coolpad Max phone last week, and has now unveiled it with a new feature that separates personal and professional tasks.

‘Dual Space’ is Coolpad’s name for the phone’s new function. It enables users to have two logins, both with encryption, and two accounts on apps like WhatsApp, Facebook and BBM. Security is also improved with the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor.

The phone has a full metal unibody chassis (7.6mm thick and weighing 170g), holding a 5.5″ display (1920 x 1080, 1,500:1 contrast ratio and 95% colour gamut (although Coolpad did not say which gamut, we assume it is referring to sRGB)). The screen is curved at the edges (2.5D) and protected by Gorilla Glass 4, with anti-scratch and anti-fingerprint films.

Coolpad says that the 1.4mm dual-antenna line (compared to a conventional 2mm thickness) makes signal transmission 60% stronger and mobile reception 30% better.

A 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 CPU runs the phone, with 4GB of RAM. Fast charging is built in. The camera (13MP rear) features an f/2.0 lens with a CMOS sensor and phase detection auto focus technology.

Coolpad will also introduce a lower-specified model called the Coolpad Max Lite. This phone is identical to the Coolpad Max, but uses a 1.4GHz 64-bit octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM.

The Coolpad Max will go on sale on the 10th June, for IDR5 million ($375). The Max Lite is available now, online at, for IDR3 million ($225).