Coolpad has launched a new smartphone in India as it tries to re-enter India’s competitive mid-range smartphone segment. The new smartphone, called Coolpad Note 8, will be available exclusively on Paytm Mall, the third largest e-commerce platform in the country.
Coolpad, which once had the most compelling device in the form of Note 3, lost significance to other Chinese rivals in the market. It was even acquired by LeEco, the now defunct smartphone maker, that promised to completely disrupt the market. The Coolpad Note 8 does sound like a respectable attempt but it will tough competition from the likes of Redmi 6, Redmi Note 5, Honor 7S and Realme C1.
“After going through a rough phase we are looking forward to make an impact in the Indian market with Coolpad Note 8. This product will also be our first cooperation with Paytm and we are looking forward to make it a mutually beneficial one,” said Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India.
“Coolpad is looking forward to make the second attempt in the market after going through some tough times and we are very sure that Note 8 will help a great bit in that. It’s a good aggressive product for the market and we are very pleased to cooperate with Paytm to sell this product in the market. We are hopeful of make it big in the Indian market again with some good products lined up in the coming months,” added Fisher Yaun, VP – Coolpad India.
Coolpad Note 8: Specifications and Price
The Coolpad Note 8 features a metal unibody design similar to most other smartphones in the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment. It comes with a 5.99-inch display with Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and taller aspect ratio of 18:9. Powering the device is a MediaTek MT6750 SoC, an octa-core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz.
In terms of memory, Coolpad has equipped the Note 8 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. It also supports expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD card slot. On the camera front, there is dual rear camera setup comprising of 16-megapixel and 0.3-megapixel image sensors on the back. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera and it also supports face unlock feature.
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The Coolpad Note 8 does support WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G LTE. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery. It is priced at Rs 9,999 and will be available exclusively on Paytm Mall in black color variant.