It’s a good time to be a smartphone customer in India, especially for those looking to buy smartphones that don’t burn a hole in their pocket yet offer a good experience. Following yesterday’s launch of Xiaomi’s Redmi 4A, Coolpad is set to start selling the Note 5 Lite in the country. Starting 12 PM today, the budget handset will be available for purchase from Amazon India for a price of Rs. 8,199, or roughly $125.
The Coolpad Note 5 Lite is priced around $40 less than the Note 5, with lesser specs to go along with the lower cost (a MediaTek chip being the most notable downgrade). In fact, it would be okay to think of the Note 5 Lite as an option between the Redmi 4A (which doesn’t go on sale in India until March 23rd) and both the Redmi Note 4 and Coolpad Note 5. It doesn’t offer much of an upgrade over the Note 3 Lite, which might turn away a few potential buyers.
The Note 5 Lite has a 5-inch HD display up front, with a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735CP SoC providing the processing grunt from under the hood. The device has 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (along with a microSD slot), a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front camera with flash, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 2,500 mAh battery. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with CoolUI 8.0 on top. There’s a fingerprint sensor as well, located behind the phone.
Coolpad Note 5 Lite specifications
- Display: 5-inch IPS HD (1280×720)
- Processor: 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735CP SoC
- RAM: 3GB
- ROM: 16GB, microSD slot (up to 128GB)
- Cameras: 13-megapixel rear, 8-megapixel front with LED flash
- Battery: 2,500 mAh
- Software: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Cool UI 8.0
The Coolpad Note 5 Lite will be available in gold and grey color options.