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Alexa-enabled Product of the Week: Coolpad Splatter

With Alexa’s ever-increasing popularity, new Alexa-enabled products deliver almost daily. Some are duds – some are interesting and valuable. When new and interesting products are available, we take a look at new and important Alexa add-on hardware you might want to consider adding to your Alexa device farm.

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Echo 2, Dot, Tap, Echo Spot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, Echo Look, Echo Connect, Dash Wand, Amazon Cloud Cam, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs, in the Music app, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with Reverb.ai.

This week’s hardware: Coolpad Splatter

Description: This affordable, Alexa-enabled smartphone allows you to hear your favorite music, access information such as weather, calendar, to-do list and news briefings with just a long press to the menu key or through the Coolpad Alexa app.

Features:

  • Network: GSM Quad (850/900/1800/1900) UMTS B1/2/5 LTE: bands 2/4/5/12/30
  • Connectivity: BT 4.2/Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Data Speed: LTE: 150Mbps DL/ 50Mbps UL HSPA+: 42Mbps DL/ 5.76Mbps UL
  • Display: 5.5” HD Display 1080 x 720 resolution
  • Video: Rec Resolution: 720p at 30 FPS
  • Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 0.33 inches
  • Weight: 5.9 ounces
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8917 Quad-Core 1.4 GHz
  • Battery: 2500mAh
  • Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM; Support 32GB MicroSD SD2.0
  • Camera: 8MP AF rear Camera; 5MP FF front Camera
  • Sensors: GPS/AGPS; Accelerometer; Light sensor; Proximity sensor
  • OS: Android 7.0

 

Real world use: There have been a couple Alexa-enabled smartphones hit the market over the past few months, but none at the specs per price point of this Coolpad. This is your standard Android budget smartphone, but the Alexa capability is what makes it special. Yes, you can enjoy Alexa on any Android smartphone or on the iPhone using Reverb.io, but the Coolpad joins only a few that offers voice on-demand commands, i.e., Alexa is always listening to interact with you.

Where to get the hardware: Amazon has the smartphone $129: Coolpad Splatter



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