Coolpad Dazen Note 3 with fingerprint scanner coming to under for under 10k INR

Coolpad isn’t the best known Chinese smartphone vendor in India, but it seems as though the company is keen on changing that.

Which is perhaps why Coolpad is all set to launch the Dazen Note 3 in the country in the coming weeks. The Dazen Note 3 will be another ‘budget phone’ — the category of devices that rule the Indian market — but with the addition of a fingerprint scanner.

There aren’t a lot of phones with fingerprint scanners in the Indian market that fall in the sub-$200 (12,000 INR) bracket, so Coolpad might actually be able to make a dent there with the Dazen Note 3. As you’ll have guessed from the ‘Note 3’ moniker, the device will indeed be a phablet — a 5.5-incher at that — with a 1280 x 720 resolution. It’ll be powered by the MT6753 which seems to have found the favour of a lot of OEMs in China.

The 13 mega-pixel / 5 mega-pixel camera phone will be sold for under 10,000 INR (US$156), which does make the device sound like an interesting prospect. There’s no definite date announced for the launch yet, however.

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