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“We believe in Make in India concept and to begin with, we will introduce made in India handsets from Q1 of 2016 in collaboration with Videocon, which has a base in Maharashtra,” Coolpad India CEO Syed Tajuddin said today. Also Read - Apple reportedly going to make iPhone 12 in India from next year
According to him, the company may set up its own manufacturing facility in India to make it a hub to service the domestic and SAARC markets. The company launched its first device in India, the Coolpad Note 3, on Amazon in October this year and it is estimated that the model has sold about one lakh units by now, Tajuddin said.
New models are expected to be launched next quarter (January – March) onwards, he said. The company said it is losing money on Coolpad Note 3, which it is selling for Rs 8,999 while rivals are offering the same specifications at Rs 10,000 onwards.
“We want to make technology products affordable,” Tajuddin added.
Coolpad Note 3 specifications and features: It flaunts a 5.5-inch HD running at a resolution of 1280 720 pixels. At the heart of Coolpad Note 3 runs a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 3GB of RAM. Also on offer is 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card.
The phablet also sports a 13-megapixel camera at the back and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. It comes with a 3,000mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough to sail through a day. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with CoolUI 6.0 running atop.