About 95% Coolpad smartphones are ‘Made in India’ devices, says company

hinese handset maker Coolpad today said about 95 per cent of its smartphones sold in the country are assembled locally

By: PTI | Updated: October 2, 2016 1:53 pm
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Chinese handset maker Coolpad today said about 95 per cent of its smartphones sold in the country are assembled locally. The company, which competes with the likes of HuaweiXiaomi and Oppo in India, is also working on expanding its offline presence to boost sales in the country.

“We started manufacturing in India in partnership with Videocon and now 95 per cent of the devices are now ‘Made in India’. Only the first batch when we launch a device, say 10,000-15,000 units only come from China. After that the devices are made here itself,” Coolpad Group Vice President
Luo Zhongsheng told reporters here.

Coolpad India CEO Syed Tajuddin said the company’s manufacturing capacity (through Videocon) is about 250,000-300,000 units a month. Earlier this year, Coolpad had partnered Videocon to assemble its handsets in India at the latter’s Aurangabad facility.

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The company today launched its new smartphone — Note 5 — priced at Rs 10,999. It will be available on sale from mid-October on Amazon.in. The device features a 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage (expandable to 64GB), 13MP rear and 8 MP front camera and with LED Flash and 4010 mAh battery.

Talking about the company’s offline retail plans, Tajuddin said Coolpad has conducted a pilot with Amazon.in to sell its handsets to retailers in Karnataka.

“The pilot will be extended to Delhi and Tamil Nadu in the next 15-20 days. By next Diwali, offline retail should be about 30 per cent of our sales (from almost zero right now),” he added.

Unlike rivals like Xiaomi and Motorola that are partnering physical retail stores and distributors to sell their devices, Coolpad palns to continue working with Amazon.in for its offline play. Amazon, under its wholesale business, supplies bulk orders to retailers.

Coolpad, which is looking at expanding its play in the premium smartphone category, also plans to line up three more devices this year.

“The launch of these three handsets will depend on when the testing gets completed and certifications come in. These phones will be a mix of high-end and mid-range price points,” he said.

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    Nitin Verma
    Apr 19, 2017 at 9:57 pm
    Very bad mobile, i am not satisfied with this phone, over heating during browsing and it hanged up during video call and power button not worked than... Which features are showen about this phone are totally fake, 13mp camera is not 13mp,it just 5,6mp. Direct USB not supported,if you will use your chip via card reader,than it works.... plz don't buy this mobile,if you will buy this,you will waste your money... I am cheated by coolpad company.... """Alwayes buy only b ed company'S mobile"".
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      krunal luvani
      Apr 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm
      my phone coolpad note 3 lite is in service center since 2.5 months and yet not repaired .they saying that the parts are not avalible .so i want to asks you that this kind of big mobile compneys taking too much time for only for a parts which needed its too bad kindly regards that repair my phone as soosn as possible .bcz its already too late
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        G.lakshmana murthy
        Jan 23, 2017 at 7:19 am
        Coolpad not 5 is fine..but it was made with antivirous..my phone attaced by virouse..and totally divise was locked..
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          stephen
          Feb 5, 2017 at 4:13 pm
          how to get rid of the chinese software on my coolpad mobile phone
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            kumar
            Jan 27, 2017 at 5:04 pm
            coolpad mobile is waste.spare parts are not avialable in tamil nadu.waste of coolpad mobile.
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