The smartphone features a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and is powered by an octa-core Unisoc processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The phone is backed by a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is further expandable upto 128GB via microSD card. The major highlight of the smartphone is its new Dewdrop notch. The phone features a dual-colour glossy back cover with edges highlighting in different colours.
On the camera front, the phone features a dual-camera setup at the back with a combination of an 8-megapixel primary lens and 0.3-megapixel secondary shooter. On the front it has 5-megapixel shooter for selfies. The Coolpad Cool 3 runs on Android 9.0 Pie and is backed up by a 3000mAh battery. It device also supports Face Unlock and there is a fingerprint sensor at the back panel as well. The phone is available in Midnight Blue, Ocean Indigo, Teal Green and Ruby Black colour options.