firm Coolpad has launched a new smartphone in India on Friday, the
Coolpad Note 3 Lite. Priced at Rs. 6,999, the smartphone will be
exclusively available via Amazon India with the flash sale method, with
the first sale scheduled at 2pm IST on January 28. Registrations begin
Friday at 5pm IST.
The Coolpad Note 3 Lite is the basic version of the Coolpad Note 3 (Review), which was launched in India in October last year at Rs. 8,999.
(Also see: Coolpad Note 3 Lite vs Coolpad Note 3)
The dual-SIM dual-4G Coolpad Note 3 Lite runs
on Android 5.1 Lollipop skinned with Cool UI 6.0, and features a 5-inch
IPS display with an HD (720x1280) resolution. It is powered by a 1.3GHz
quad-core MediaTek MT6735 SoC, coupled with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM - which can be
considered the highlight of the device at this price point. Another
highlight is its fingerprint sensor, placed on the back panel below the
The Coolpad Note 3 Lite bears a 13-megapixel rear
camera with and f/2.0 aperture and LED flash, apart from a 5-megapixel
front-facing camera. The smartphone comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage
that's expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). Connectivity options
include 4G (with support for Indian LTE bands), Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi,
and Micro-USB (with OTG).
The Note 3 Lite runs on a 2500mAh
non-removable battery that's rated to deliver up to 10 hours of talk-time, and up to
200 hours of standby time. It features an accelerometer, ambient light
sensor, proximity sensor, and digital compass.
The company added
that VoLTE (voice over LTE) functionality would also be made available,
though did not specify the timeline for release. An Android 6.0
Marshmallow update for the Coolpad Note 3 Lite was also said to be in
the pipeline. Coolpad added it had partnered with HCL for after sales
service in India.