Coolpad Note 3 Lite has been announced in India today. It is a ‘smaller’ variant of the very successful Coolpad Note 3 that was launched back in October last year. It retains the fingerprint sensor along with 3 GB of RAM.
Coolpad India has partnered with Videocon to start manufacturing in India. They had announced their “Make in India” plan a while back. Lets check out the specifications of the smartphone.
Coolpad Note 3 Lite Specifications
The Coolpad Note 3 Lite features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS fully laminated display that is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor along with Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. It has 3GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can also be expanded up to 64 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Cool UI 6.0 on top of it.
The Note 3 Lite comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5p lens and f/2.0 aperture. It can record 1080p Full HD videos. There is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with 1.4 micron pixels for selfies and video calling. There is a fingerprint sensor located at the back of the phone below the rear camera. It supports Dual SIM and has a 3.5 mm audio jack. It is 8.9 mm thick and weighs 152 grams.
The Note 3 Lite comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG and GPS as connectivity options. It rocks a 2,500 mAh battery under the hood.
The Coolpad Note 3 Lite is available in Black and Champagne White color variants and has been priced at Rs 6,999. It will be sold exclusively via Amazon India via flash sales, pilot sale taking place on January 28.
Check out our Coolpad Note 3 review.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.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.”
Commenting on the launch, Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India,
“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. Note 3 Lite has been exclusively developed for the Indian market and will be available on India’s leading e-commerce platform Amazon.in at an aggressive price of INR. 6999. 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.”
Mr. 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”