Coolpad Quattro 2 4G

Coolpad demos Quattro 2 4G handset (hands-on)

LAS VEGAS -- Coolpad follows up the original Quattro 4G with a new smartphone squarely targeted at budget shoppers. The Quattro 2 4G features a dual-core processor, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and has 1GB of RAM.

The other attributes of the Quattro 2 4G are also relatively midrange, at least compared with today's cutting-edge handsets. The phone will use a 5MP camera for main photo duty and will rely on a 1,800 mAh battery for power. The screen is a large 4.5-inch LCD but sadly will have a mere qHD resolution (960 by 540 pixels).

While Coolpad has not announced a carrier partner officially, the company told CNET that the phone will likely end up on C Spire in about three months. Pricing hasn't been set either for the Quattro 2, but I don't see any reason why it would differ much from the first Quattro's initial price of $149.

Continue Reading

Upcoming Phones

Sony Xperia XA1

Sony Xperia XA1

The screens on Sony's new midrange Android phones stretch right to the edge. There are sacrifices to be made, though.

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

The midrange Android phone has an attractive metal body and a 23-megapixel camera.

Vertu Constellation (2017)

Vertu Constellation (2017)

Hand-made from aluminium, leather and ruby while including fully encrypted calls, the Vertu Constellation is the...

Red Hydrogen

Red Hydrogen

Yes, the same Red that makes cameras for Hollywood.

HTC U11+

HTC U11+

The HTC U11 Plus is a touch bigger than its predecessor, but it still keeps the quirky squeezy navigation thing.

Meizu Pro 7

Meizu Pro 7

Can this Android phone break the curse?

Huawei Honor 7X

Huawei Honor 7X

The Honor 7X comes with a massive screen and charges little for it.

Oppo R11s

Oppo R11s

One of China's biggest phone makers launch a new phone, and it's loaded with an iOS-ish operating system and new...

Motorola Moto C Plus

Motorola Moto C Plus

The more advanced of Motorola's extremely affordable C phones has a more powerful camera and better screen.

Alcatel A5

Alcatel A5

Make the otherwise unremarkable Alcatel new A5 sparkly with a LED-covered case that can sync with your voice.

Alcatel Flash

Alcatel Flash

Two camera lenses on the front means you'll be able to artfully blur selfies, too.