Coolpad has announced that it will manufacture one million “Made in India” smartphones in the first half of 2016. The announcement comes as the Black-colour variant of the Coolpad Note 3, priced at Rs 8,999 goes on sale on Amazon today.
Coolpad Note 3 was launched on October 9 and it is the cheapest smartphone to feature a fingerprint sensor.
“In October, we announced an investment of over $300 million in Manufacturing, R&D and ID design in India. Keeping up with our commitment of Make in India, we are proud to announce that we will initiate the first phase of our investment by manufacturing one million Coolpad “Made in India” smartphones by the first half of 2016,” Guo Deying, Chairman and Former CEO of Coolpad Group said.
He also said that the smartphones will be manufactured at company’s Indian partner Videocon’s facility in Aurangabad and Maharashtra.
Coolpad Note 3 has a 5.5-inch HD display, runs an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The handset comes with 3GB RAM and 16GB storage coupled with Mali-T720 graphics processor.
It sports a 13MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. There is a 5MP secondary camera for selfies and video calling. The smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery.