Coolpad has extended its product portfolio in India, and has launched the Note 5 Lite C. It is Coolpad's first smartphone to be exclusively available offline. The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C will go on sale from Saturday, August 5 and will be available via 3,000 multi-brand stores across eight states in India including Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 7,777 and will be available in two colour options - Grey and Gold.
The smartphone's big highlight, apart from being the first offline exclusive Coolpad phone, is that the CoolPad Note 5 Lite C is also the first smartphone from the company to run on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Design-wise, the smartphone sports a metallic finish with the fingerprint scanner at the back below the camera sensor. The volume buttons are housed on the left edge while the power key sits on the right edge of the smartphone. The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C has a 3.5mm audio jack sitting on the top edge, while the Micro-USB and speaker grilles are seen at the bottom edge of the device. There is no home button in the front, and capacitive keys are offered for navigation.
The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C is a toned-down version of the Note 5 Lite launched earlier this year. The Coolpad Note 5 Lite was exclusively made available on Amazon India for Rs. 8,199. Coolpad has also confirmed that it will launch an annual flagship smartphone on August 20 which will be made available on Amazon India exclusively as well.
Coming to the specifications, the Coolpad Note 5 Lite runs on the latest Android software (based on Cool UI presumably) and supports dual-SIM slots. It features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with 294 ppi pixel density. It is powered by the 1.1GHz Snapdragon 210 quad-core SoC paired with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 304 GPU. Internal storage is offered at 16GB, and it is further expandable via a microSD slot (up to 64GB).
Optics include an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, f/2.4 aperture, and flash support. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture as well. The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C packs a 2500mAh battery that is rated to offer 240 hours of standby time. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and 4G LTE support. The smartphone weighs 139 grams, and the dimensions measure at 142.4x70.4x7.95mm. On board sensors include proximity sensor, light sensor, and accelerometer.
Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India, said in a statement, "Keeping the strategy of bringing high specs smartphones at affordable price, we have yet again launched a product that our fans expect. After being ranked as one of the bestseller in the online space, it gives us immense pleasure to announce that with Note 5 Lite C to expand in the offline smartphone market. There is a lot more that will come from Coolpad for our India fans, as we plan to launch one major online flagship on 20th August and four more offline exclusive products by the end of 2018. Coolpad has become a major brand in India with full coverage from online to offline channels."