Coolpad has launched its Note 3 Lite smartphone in India, as expected, few months after it launched the successful Note 3 smartphone in the country. It packs a 5-inch HD display, is powered by a Quad-Core 64-bit MediaTek MT6735 processor and runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Cool UI on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a fingerprint sensor on the back, similar to the Note 3.
It comes with dual SIM support and has 4G connectivity with support for LTE bands (TDD B40 2300MHz and FDD B3 1800MHz) for India. At launch event Coolpad said that the smartphone will be manufactured in India in partnership with domestic electronics brand Videocon. Back in October last year Coolpad revealed its plans to ‘Make in India’ and said that it would invest around Rs. 1,950 crore in India to manufacture and sell low-cost handsets in the country.
Coolpad Note 3 Lite specifications
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display, Scratch-resistant Glass
- 1.3GHz Quad-Core 64-bit MediaTek MT6735 processor with Mali-T720 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
- Dual SIM
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Cool UI 6.0
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 140.8 x 70.4 x 8.9mm; Weight: 152g
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
- 2500mAh battery
The Coolpad Note 3 Lite comes in Black and Champagne White colors, is priced at Rs. 6,999 and will be exclusively available from Amazon.in through flash sale starting from 28th January at 2PM. Registrations for the sale starts today from 5PM. Check out our hands-on impressions and the photo gallery of the Coolpad Note 3 Lite here.
Commenting on the launch, LI Bin, CEO, Coolpad Group said:
As the smartphone market gears for a revolution, India has become a crucial source from Coolpad`s strategy point of view. This has been clear from Coolpad`s investment strategy which is in line with India`s Make in India initiative. We are proud to announce that, by the first quarter of 2016, we will start manufacturing Coolpad Note 3 from Videocon`s Aurangabad factory. Our target is to produce 1 million “Make in India” Coolpad phones by the H1 of 2016. Initially, around 15,000- 20,000 devices will be imported from China and rest will be manufactured from India, going forward India will be the sole distributor for SAARC regions.
Also by 2017 we will start our SMT line in India, with Indian users being early adopters of affordable technology, we intend to be the trendsetters and leaders in the 4G segment, Keeping the Indian consumers on priority the Coolpad Note 3 was launched with a 3GB RAM exclusively for India, we intend to keep following this trend.
Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India, said:
We have received a phenomenal response in the last three months for Coolpad Note 3. So far we have retailed over 1,50,000 units of Coolpad Note 3 in India and this number is climbing as we speak, We have maintained a customer rating of 4.2 from almost 5500 buyers of this device on Amazon.in. , this tremendous response for the Note 3 encouraged us to launch the Coolpad Note 3 Lite.
We also see a tremendous opportunity for smart wearables in India, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) report, wearables grew 173% and nearly 72 million wearable devices were shipped globally in 2015, Our technology is prime and so today Coolpad India has showcased wearables for the first time in India for you to experience, we intend to launch these in India in 2016, when?, let fans decide.
Anirudh Dhoot, Director, Videocon added:
Videocon is happy to partner with the Coolpad Group, which is China`s leading smartphone manufacturer. This partnership between Coolpad and Videocon is mutually benefitting since Coolpad`s ‘Make in India’ strategy is in line with Videocon`s vision to contribute towards this government initiative through manufacturing devices at its our State-of-the- Art facilities. We are proud to showcase Coolpad Note 3 Lite which is the first Coolpad ‘Made in India’ phone. We aim to produce one million made in India phone by the first half of 2016. This partnership is a testimony to Coolpad`s and Videocon`s commitment to offer affordable and premium quality products.
Samir Kumar, Director Categories, Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd, said:
The Coolpad Note 3 launched exclusively on Amazon.in about three months back. Since then, we have sold lakhs of units of the device and it has become one of our bestsellers in the affordable smartphone category on Amazon.in. Our customers have appreciated the power packed smartphone for its features and the aggressive pricing. We are positive that Coolpad Note 3 Lite, which is the second edition of this bestseller will also be accepted and appreciated by our customers across the country and witness the same traction on Amazon.in.