Coolpad, another tech giant from China, launched its first fingerprint smartphone Coolpad Note 3 on Amazon.in today at Rs.8999. This is the first smartphone in India to be launched at a low price, having fingerprint capabilities.. India being one of the key markets for Coolpad, the company announced investment of over Rs.300 million in Manufacturing, R&D and ID design.
The fingerprint sensor which is the key highlight of the device is placed at the back and made by FPC 1025 which supports 360 degrees finger rotation capability, fast response time and industry leading 3D image quality. Coolpad Note 3 will be available in India from October 20, 2015 onwards exclusively on India’s largest online marketplace Amazon.in.
Coolpad Note 3 is equipped with 5.5 inch HD screen, bundled exclusively for the Indian market. The device comes with 3GB of RAM along with 16GB of in built storage which supports 4G LTE, 3G and GSM network frequencies along with a dual-SIM slot. It features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and auto focus alongside a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Both the front and rear-facing cameras feature CMOS image sensor for better image quality and the device is powered by a 3,000mAh battery.
Dr. Johnson Luo, Coolpad, V.P. Coolpad Group, said, “India is a very crucial market for Coolpad and we believe that we will learn a lot from our investments in the country which will affect the company and its business globally. The Indian consumer knows his smartphones well and to develop a successful product that is both robust and technically sound is imperative, however it all boils down to the price of the product and we have decided to modify that too, as it is Coolpad’s philosophy to bring affordable technology to all. The Coolpad Note 3 stands testimony to our commitment and effort.”
The company also announced its partnership with Videocon to manufacture smartphones in India and is expected to roll out half a million devices from its facility in Maharashtra. Coolpad will bring in its 20 years of expertise and experience to this venture. The first made in India Coolpad phone will be available in Q1 of next year 2016.