Coolpad announced Monday it would start selling its affordable Note 3 Lite smartphone without registrations starting Tuesday, March 22, in India. The decision follows high demand for the budget smartphone and a way to offer convenience to customers while buying the smartphone, the Chinese smartphone-manufacturer said.
With the end of the flash sale, Coolpad Note 3 Lite should be available without any hassles. The company said it received 300,000 orders for the Rs 6,999-worth smartphone, which includes both successful orders and the number of people who joined the waitlist after the handset went out of stock. The handset is available exclusively on Amazon India in black and white colours.
"Customer will no longer have to go through the registration process to order the phone," Syed Tajuddin, CEO of Coolpad India, said in a statement. "We also launched the black variant exclusively for the Indian market and are witnessing a great response for the new variant, we look forward for the continued support of our fans across India who have appreciated the phone and have patiently waited to buy the device during the flash sales."
Launched in January 2016, Coolpad Note 3 Lite succeeded the original Note 3, which has a similar design and identical features except for a few toned-down specs. The handset offers a 5-inch HD display, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, and microSD and dual SIM card slots. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 SoC and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. Users are expected to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Note 3 Lite, but the exact timeline remains unknown.
Coolpad Note 3 Lite features a 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash and a 5MP front-snapper. It has a 2,500mAh battery and supports 4G LTE bandwidths. We reviewed the smartphone in February and found it to be one of the most price-worthy handsets in the market. A few setbacks of the Note 3 Lite include the lack of support for video calls and low vibration intensity for incoming calls and messages when in silent mode. The camera, display, fingerprint scanner and battery are some of the strongest suits of the Note 3 Lite.
International Business Times, India, reached out to Coolpad, and the company said it would try to fulfil the demand for consumers with sufficient stock, but the open sale would continue till stock lasts.