Coolpad has launched the company’s latest smartphone in the Note series – Coolpad Note 5 in India at a price tag of Rs. 10,999. It comes in Royal Gold & Space Grey colour and it will be available exclusively on Amazon.in starting from October 18th, 2016 via open sale. It has unibody metal design and fingerprint sensor on the back which unlocks the phone in 0.5 seconds. It also supports gesture shortcuts, as well as support for both left and right hand input.
Commenting on the launch, Dr Luo Zhongsheng VP Coolpad Group, said:
“The timing of launch could not be more perfect, as we celebrate our first year of journey in India. We came to India last year with Coolpad Note 3 in a highly competitive market and it was one of the highest selling and popular phones in its category. Today I am excited to launch yet another path breaking phone, Note 5’ that has been designed exclusively for the Indian market. We had set a stiff sales target ahead of us and we aim to cross the 4 million handsets mark by March next year. Coolpad aims to be in the top 5 players in the Global and Indian smartphone market.”
“With 4G now a reality and with upcoming spectrum auctions, the LTE ecosystem in India will only strengthen. We are happy to share that all Coolpad phones will be 4G enabled giving consumers true digital experience.”
Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India said:
“Today’s consumers are interested in feature rich smartphones that come with a great post sales service experience. We are aware that India is a price sensitive market and thus over the last one year we have offered phones that set the benchmark in the Indian market – affordable with superior technology. Our products launched are in line with the consumer’ s preferences such as all our phones are 4G enabled, have big screens and great processing power. Keeping with our philosophy of “Empowering everyone everywhere”, Coolpad Note 5 is a budget friendly power packed product with impressive specifications.”
He further added:
“We are confident that in the coming few months Coolpad will bring more path- breaking products and we are confident that Coolpad Note 5 will we achieve 1 million handset sales by next quarter. Offline pilot project is something we pioneered in partnership with Amazon and we will take forward this initiative to other cities over the next year”
On the specifications front, it features 5.5-inch Full HD fully laminated display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and it comes with scratch-resistant glass for protection. It is powered by 1.5GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor which is paired with Adreno 405 GPU & 4GB of RAM. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with Cool UI 8.0 on top of it and it has 32GB in-built memory which can be expanded further up to 64GB via microSD card.
On the photography front, Coolpad Note 5 features 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash, 5P lens, f/2.2 aperture, CMOS sensor, 1080p video recording and 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 80.1-degree wide-angle lens, LED flash for selfie & video-calling.
Coolpad Note 5 Camera Features And Sample Images
It has Hybrid-Dual Sim card slot and connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG.
It packs 4010mAh battery that promises up to 14 hours of talk time and up to 350 hours standby. The battery also supports Quick Charge.
The Coolpad Note 5 comes with Dual Space system, which we first saw on the Coolpad Max, and it enable users to have two accounts of WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, and other apps on the same phone. In addition to this, a Multi-Screen feature is also touted, as of now there is not much clarity on this.
The Coolpad Note 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor which is a bit downer when we compare it with the smartphone like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor. At such a price tag, it will compete with smartphone like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Lenovo Vibe K5 Note and few more.