China-based Coolpad unveiled its latest budget offering, the Note 3 that comes with 3 GB RAM and a Fingerprint sensor for a hard-to-believe price tag of INR 8,999 ; it was only a few days ago that we announced the arrival of this device in India.

Coolpad Note 3

After seeing a Chinese release back in July of this year, the Note 3 has made its appearance on Indian shores. This Android v5.1 Lollipop powered phone provides users with an orientation-independent fingerprint scanner at the back that, Coolpad claims, unlocks the phone within 0.5 seconds. The fingerprint scanner can also be used in conjunction with a set of fingers to launch specific apps. For example, you can register your index finger to open the camera app.

Note 3-2

The Note 3 is powered by a 1.3 GHz octa-core processor with a MediaTek MT6753 chipset and is accompanied by 3 GB RAM and 16 GB of inbuilt storage. The Note 3 comes with a 5.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

The optics include a 13 MP, f/2.0 rear facing camera with LED flash and a 5 MP front facing camera; both, featuring a CMOS image sensor. The phone also has a 3000 mAh battery and will support 4G. Futhermore, the phone has dual SIM slots.

Note 3-1

The Coolpad Note 3 has been launched as an Amazon exclusive and you can head over here to order yours. The sale begins on 20th October at 2 p.m.

Key SpecsCoolpad Note 3
Display5.5 inches, IPS HD
Screen Resolution1280 x 720
Processor Octa-core 64-bit Cortex A53
ChipsetMediatek MT6753
RAM3 GB LPDDR3
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1 with COOL UI 6.0
Storage 16 GB (expandable up to 64 GB)
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash
Secondary Camera5 MP with LED Flash
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
Battery 3000 mAh Non-removable
Price INR 8,999

We think there are quite a few exciting tidbits lurking about with the Coolpad’s announcement of the Note 3, let us know what you think of the phone in the comments below!