Koolnee Rainbow is an Android Go Smartphone that costs Just $66

Koolnee Rainbow is Koolnee’s budget-friendly smartphone that runs on Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition. The operating system was specifically customized for entry-level smartphones and makes it run faster and smoother.

The Koolnee Rainbow targets those on a budget and sports removable rear covers which you can change to suit your lifestyle. It has a DSLR-Grade selfie camera with beautify 7.0 for all your selfie needs.

Koolnee Rainbow @ $66 on Gearbest

Koolnee Rainbow Key Specs and Features

・5-inch HD capacitive touchscreen, 1280 x 720 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 1GB RAM
・Octa-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580A
・8GB built-in storage, upgradeable up to 32GB
・8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・2400mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery

KOOLNEE RAINBOW DESIGN

This is a budget smartphone from the company, so we weren’t expecting a jaw-dropping design. It has a Plastic removable back cover which you can easily remove and put another. Even though there’s no fingerprint scanner at the back, it’s still attractive.

KOOLNEE RAINBOW design

We can see the rear camera in the top left corner with the LED flash sitting right beside it. It seems the Koolnee logo takes the place of the fingerprint scanner which is really disappointing. It measures 8.5mm in thickness and weighs 150g overall. You can choose between Gold, Black and Blue colours.

KOOLNEE RAINBOW DISPLAY

Although it doesn’t feature the trending 18:9 aspect ratio screen, the Koolnee Rainbow is still a beauty from the front. Going with the price, the screen is more than perfect, stretching to the sides, while the bottom bezel houses the navigation buttons.

KOOLNEE RAINBOW

Displaying visuals is the small 5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, it has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 294 pixels per inch density. The dishes out a 16:9 aspect ratio obviously and stretches up to 70% screen to body ratio.

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

Under the hood, the MediaTek MT6580A chip does its job really well, although it was built on a 28nm process technology. The chip comes with a Quad-core processor which clocks at a normal rate of 1.3GHz, while the ARM Mali-400 MP2 graphics card has 2-cores and clocks at 500MHz.

The 1GB RAM space available here boasts of 533MHz in memory speed. This should be more than enough to multitask through your light Go apps. There’s 8GB storage space ready to accommodate your files as well, you can expand up to 32GB. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition smoothly.

KOOLNEE RAINBOW CAMERA

The standard 8MP rear camera is present at the rear, it comes with a LED flash as well for night shoots. While the DSLR-Grade 5MP selfie camera comes with portrait mode and beautify technology 7.0.

KOOLNEE RAINBOW BATTERY

The Koolnee Rainbow is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 2400mAh battery with no fast charging technology.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

Koolnee Rainbow is available on shopping stores, starting from $39 to $69, that’s about (N10,000 – N20,000).

FULL SPECIFICATION OF KOOLNEE RAINBOW

LAUNCH
・Announced: March, 2018
・Status: Available. March, 2018

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: 850/1700/1900/2100
・4G Support: No
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

DESIGN
・Material Type: Plastic
・Dimensions: 69.8 x 140.0 x 8.5 mm
・Colour: Gold, Black, Blue
・Weight: 150g

DISPLAY
・Screen Type: HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5-inch
・Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
・Pixel Density: 294ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 70%

SOFTWARE
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek MT6580A
・Graphics Processing Unit: ARM Mali-400 MP2

STORAGE
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 32GB
・Internal storage: 8GB
・RAM: 1GB

CAMERA
・Back Camera: 8MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No

FEATURES
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: No
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

BATTERY
・Capacity: 2400mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: No

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

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