Coolpad the Chinese smartphone maker is all set for the India launch of two new smartphones namely Note 3S and Mega 3. The company has sent out an official media invite for the same. Both the smartphones by Coolpad will be launched in India on November 30, and the event takes places soon after the company launched Coolpad Note 5 with 4GB RAM and a 4010 mAh battery at Rs 10,999.
Coolpad Note 3S and Mega 3 will be successors to the prior Note 3 and Mega 2.5D cell phones and are relied upon to be evaluated under Rs 10,000 also. While particulars of the new telephones have not yet been affirmed by the organization, they will be updated variants of the before telephones.
Coolpad Mega 2.5D is a budget, selfie-focused smartphone and came with an 8MP front camera along with an 8MP rear camera as well. Coolpad Mega 2.5D has a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with 294 ppi pixel density and is powered by a 1 GHz quad core Mediatek MT6735P processor, coupled with a Mali T720 GPU.
The phone comes with 3GB RAM with 16GB internal memory (expandable to 32GB via microSD) and is backed up by a 2500 mAh battery. This was a dual-SIM smartphone with VoLTE support. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with its own Cool UI 8.0 interface on top. We’ll have to see if the Mega 3 also continues with its focus on the selfie camera.
Coolpad Note 3S specifications
Although details about the upcoming smartphones are scarce at best, based on speculations, the Coolpad Note 3S is expected to feature the same display as its predecessor at 5.5-inches offering HD resolution. The predecessor, Coolpad Note 3, featured a 13-megapixel rear camera coupled with a 5-megapixel front sensor. We could expect the successor to bring in a slight bump in terms of camera specification. It is further speculated that the Coolpad Note 3S will support dual SIM with 4G/LTE. The smartphone is rumored to 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.
To give an idea, the Coolpad Note 3 is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 3GB of RAM. It further includes 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable using a microSD card. Backed by a 3,000mAh battery, the smartphone offers connectivity options including dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. In terms of software, the Coolpad Note 3 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with CoolUI 6.0 layered atop. The budget smartphone is priced at Rs 8,999.
Coolpad Mega 3 specifications
On the other hand, the Coolpad Mega 3 is also expected to boast the same display as its predecessor Mega 2.5D which features a 5.5-inch HD display and a metal unibody design. The Coolpad Mega 2.5D, priced at Rs 6,999, is powered by a MediaTek MT67355P 64-bit quad-core chipset clocked at 1GHz, paired with Mali T720 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It further includes 16GB of internal storage along with microSD card slot with support for up to 32GB. It also includes support for USB OTG (on-the-go).
On the camera front, the predecessor comes with 8-megapixel rear and front camera. Connectivity options include dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0. It is fuelled by a 2,500mAh battery. Given that the Coolpad Mega 3 will be an evident upgrade to the 2.5D model, we can expect some improvements especially in term of camera and battery.
These budget smartphones, if priced under Rs 10,000 will be competing against a host of other affordable smartphones in the category including tested performers such as the Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime, LeEco Le1S, and Lenovo K5 Plus.