Coolpad Note 3 Lite launched as company’s first ‘Made in India’ phone

Coolpad Note 3 Lite launched as company’s first ‘Made in India’ phone

Coolpad today announced the launch of the Note 3 Lite in India. This new smartphone comes as the company’s first ‘Made in India’ phone and features an affordable price tag of Rs. 6,999.

The Coolpad Note 3 Lite is the next edition of the Note 3 that the Chinese company had launched in India last year. Also, this is the company’s first device that it will locally manufacture in the country, at Videocon’s Aurangabad facility, to contribute towards the government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. The company is aiming to produce as many as one million smartphones through the new partnership by the first half of this year.

“Initially, around 15,000- 20,000 devices will be imported from China and rest will be manufactured from India,” says LI Bin, CEO, Coolpad Group, in a statement. “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.”

Shenzhen-based Coolpad is planning to invest around Rs. 1,950 crore to enable local assembling and production of its devices in the country.

Coolpad Note 3 Lite in India

Coolpad Note 3 Lite comes as company’s first ‘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,” said Anirudh Dhoot, director, Videocon.

The Coolpad Note 3 Lite has a 5-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels (HD) resolution. Under the hood, there is a 64-bit MediaTek chipset with a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, Mali-T720 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The smartphone has 16GB internal storage and a microSD card slot with up to 32GB support.

The Android 5.1 Lollipop running smartphone has Cool UI 6.0 on top. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor and a 5-megapixel front camera sensor.

Similar to the previously launched Note 3, the Coolpad Note 3 Lite has a fingerprint sensor that supports 360-degree finger rotation capability. It is claimed to have fast response time and an industry leading 3D image quality to capture fingerprints in a short span.

The smartphone packs a 2,500mAh battery and supports 4G LTE support to deliver high-speed data access. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and a microUSB port on the connectivity front.

Coolpad Note 3 Lite specifications:

  • 5-inch HD IPS display
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Cool UI 6.0
  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6753 processor
  • 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB expandable storage
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, MicroUSB port with USB OTG
  • Dual-SIM with 4G LTE support
  • 2,500mAh battery

Amazon India will start selling the Coolpad Note 3 Lite in the country through flash sale rounds. Registrations for the first flash sale will begin starting 5 p.m. today, while the sale will be conducted on January 28.

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