Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad has made a comeback to the Indian market with a new budget smartphone dubbed as the Note 6. It comes in two storage variants — 32GB and 64GB for Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively.
The smartphones will be available for purchase from May 1 at offline stores across 8 states including Delhi NCR, Haryana, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
The main highlight of the phone is its dual selfie camera module with LED flash. There is an 8MP + 5MP camera sensors on with 120-degree for wider selfies.
Other than this, It has a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080p) resolution display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset. The specifications are slightly inferior in comparison with the new phones in this price segment.
The dual SIM smartphone runs Android 7.1 Nougat and has a 4070mAh battery claimed to offer 350 hours of standby time. The smartphone is heavy at 170g.
At the launch, Syed Tajuddin, CEO of Coolpad India announced that the company has plans to unveil 2-3 new phones in the Indian offline market through their retail partners and multi-brand outlets.
Coolpad came to notice when it first launched the Coolpad Note 3 in 2015. The phone kickstarted the trend of fitting a fingerprint sensor on a budget phone. Since then, the company has been trying to find its spot in the Indian smartphone market. We saw many attempts in in form of Coolpad Max, Coolpad Cool Play 6 and other, but none of them could repeat what the Note 3 did for the company.
In addition to this, Coolpad released an entry level phone in India for the offline market earlier this month. With the current strategy and CEO's confirmation, it's clear that Coolpad is focusing on the offline market in coming months.