Coolpad Catalyst launching at T-Mobile and MetroPCS

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After leaking out last month, the Coolpad Catalyst has been made officially official.

The Catalyst will be available in T-Mobile stores on June 7, followed by a launch on MetroPCS on July 11. T-Mobile’s pricing will be set at $99.99.

As you might expect with such a low price, the Coolpad Catalyst’s spec list is fairly entry-level. Included is a 5-inch 854×480 display, 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a microSD slot. The Catalyst runs Android 5.1.1 out of the box.

While its spec list may not melt your face off, the design of the Catalyst is clean and simple, and it does include band 12 LTE support so that owners will have access to T-Mobile’s growing Extended Range LTE coverage. If you’re in the market for an ultra-affordable smartphone, keep an eye out for the Catalyst next month.

Source: Coolpad, T-Mobile

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  • besweeet

    I’d pick the Fierce XL over this.

    • Drewski

      Well the Fierce XL phone has not video calling, advanced messaging or enhanced voice service features. I would much rather the latest phones with advanced featuring verses phones like: LG Stylo, Alcatel One Touch Fierce XL or the ZTE Avid Plus phone there Brother. This phone coolpad catalyst will at least be a thousand times way better than the Fierce XL/or ZTE Avid PLUS phone theres Brother.

      • besweeet

        “This phone coolpad catalyst will at least be a thousand times way better.” Everything makes sense now.

      • TylerCameron

        It does have video calling. It’s called Skype. Used by most of the population.
        Not that this crappy phone with a crappier name could keep Skype open in the background for more than 5 seconds.

        • Drewski

          I’m sorry, but I’m talking about the built in software that is within T-Mobile-MetroPCS network without a usage of having to download a freaking third party app like facebook messenger/skype. Mostly all phones that are within T-Mobile-MetroPCS network come with built-in video calling, enhanced voice services, voice over lte, advanced messaging verses you feeling the need to download a third party app like skype or facebook messenger which arent not built in within t-mobile-metropcs network. At least you won’t have to worry about downloading an app like skype or Facebook messenger. Thanks for trying there Brother. :)

        • Fabian Vilches

          Wow that’s the most idiot statement ever.

        • Drewski

          Idiotic? How so? How is that an idiot statement? Ew go away dude. Nobody was talking to you, now were they? You don’t even know me like that. I would keep my mouth shut if I were you. Thanks and stop harassing me. Buh bye now. :)

        • Drewski

          For the record, its cool to still use Facebook messenger/hangouts/skype, but as far as T-Mobile-MetroPCS doing us all a great favor by implementing such features to use without needing to download a third party app is concerned, that right there was not an idiot statement to be made there buddy. Again just please be quiet and leave me alone. Thanks again. Dismissed. :)

        • Fabian Vilches

          It’s also cool to stay in school Drewski

        • Drewski

          It’s also cool to stop being a pest. Stop harassing me and my life you stalker. You are like one of those kids that likes to fit in, by trying to hang out with cool people and make fun of other nerds that are just like you that get made fun of just like you do. Now please for the sake of god, Just leave me alone already.

        • Drewski

          Re-read my paragraph carefully you idiot. Now stop your trolling ways.

        • Drewski

          Re-read my paragraph more carefully you idiot. Now stop trolling me with your pesting ways.

        • Drewski

          And why do you say that this phone is crappy? Why are you so worried for?? What about others like myself that’s so not worried about not having to pay over 100 something dollars just for one phone, that could do just as good of a job like all other phones that cost a little bit more than 60 or 49 something dollars, than the same phone like this one that will cost at least 100 dollars with T-Mobile and 49 or 69 dollars with metroPCS??

        • Fabian Vilches

          I put the screen capture in reddit. Thanks for making us all laugh at your expense.

        • Drewski

          Goodbye. Thank you. Now stop trolling.

      • Fabian Vilches

        No wait . This one is the most stupid comment ever. I will take a screen capture. So I can’t show it to everyone.

        • Drewski

          Stupid? Lol thanks, but you are hideous Bro. Yawns at you with your lazy self. Goodbye now.

      • Drewski

        I meant: has no video calling* whoops mistypo there buds.

        • Fabian Vilches

          Can this person spell?

        • Drewski

          Stop trolling? Of course I can spell. How about you quit stalking me. Jealous?? I just had a mistyped error and was so quick to correct myself. Give me a break already, and stop acting like you are Jesus. Thank you.

        • Drewski

          Mistypo is such a word used within the english language. You are still harassing me, because??? Why are you even worried about me for?? Don’t you have a hot date with a girl to attend to??

  • riverhorse

    Is this a bad dream or did I slip and fall in a time warp… waking up in 2014?

  • carl

    In other news, I was reading that T-Mobile maps no longer differentiate roaming coverage from 3G and 2G. What is up with that, Un-un-carrier 1.0?

    • besweeet

      You’re right. 4G/3G/2G/roaming now all looks the same.

    • Acdc1a

      There’s a lot less roaming now…I’m sure that’s part of it.

  • S. Ali

    1GB of RAM and Android 5.1. Nope. Not sure why T-Mobile is bothering to stock this junk. Bring the Samsung J7 over.

    • Acdc1a

      They think $100 is the sweet spot for value customers. I think it should be closer to $50. This device costs too much for too little.

  • Matt

    I’m waiting for the ZMAX Pro on Metro.

    • RainbowTop

      Me too. Its shaping up to be pretty awesome!

      • Xin

        I heard ZMAX already have quality issue that’s showing up. People complains and return it.

  • John

    210 processor wow that stinks

    • FILA

      My android wear watch has more power then this, lol

      • John

        Lol yeah these low end I tell you

  • TylerCameron

    Why is this news?…
    And who the hell is Coolpad?

    • peharri

      This is a site about T-Mobile where things like phones they’re introducing are of interest to readers.

      Coolpad have been around for a while. They make Android devices. Their products tend to be inexpensive but relatively high quality (for the price); but they’re Chinese and there have been reports of spyware pre-installed on Coolpad devices.

  • RainbowTop

    Good phone to have as a spare media player or emergency device. Definitely not a phone people will want to be seen with lol.

    • Drewski

      I’ll still buy it. You can’t say that one about everyone not wanting to buy such phon there Brother. Your statement could have been: A phone that most people won’t go for. Sounds better there brother?

      • Drewski

        I’ll still buy it. You cannot just say that part about everyone not wanting to buy such phone there brother. Your statement could have been said as is: A phone that most other people won’t go for, that is wanting something a little bit more costly with more added features verses this particular phone here. Sounds better there Brother? Great. :)