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Coolpad launches the Note 6 in India exclusively for the offline market

Not only is Coolpad's Note 6 only available in India, but it will only be available through offline stores in eight of India's 29 states.
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May 2, 2018
TL;DR
  • Coolpad announced the Note 6, an India-exclusive smartphone that is only available through offline stores.
  • The Note 6 is available in eight of India’s 29 states, though Coolpad did not say whether that will change over time.
  • The Note 6 features dual selfie cameras, a fingerprint sensor, and a headphone jack.

In a first for the company, Chinese manufacturer Coolpad launched the Note 6 as an India-exclusive smartphone that will not be available online. Instead, the Note 6 is only available through offline stores in eight of India’s 29 states.

The phone’s highlight is the 8MP and 5MP dual selfie camera combination that supposedly allows for 120-degree wide-angle pictures. We presume the two cameras also allow for a selfie portrait mode of some kind, but Coolpad did not mention any additional features. Around back is a single 13MP camera with a six-piece lens and f/2.2 aperture.

Up front is a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a regular 16:9 aspect ratio, with a fingerprint sensor located in the bezel below the display. The Note 6 features a headphone jack, but the phone opts for MicroUSB instead of the newer USB Type-C.

Under the hood, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 chipset and 4GB of RAM power the Note 6. Folks can get the phone with either 32GB or 64GB of storage, though both variants feature a microSD card slot for additional storage.

The dual-SIM smartphone also features a huge 4,070mAh battery that promises 350 hours of standby time. Given the size of the battery, it should also deliver at least two days of use.

Finally, the Note 6 runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. This is absolutely ridiculous, seeing how Android 8.0 Oreo launched almost eight months ago and other budget-oriented smartphones launched with Oreo out of the box.

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If you can get past the older software, the Note 6 is available in gold for Rs. 8,999 (~$135) for the 32GB version and Rs. 9,999 (~$147) for the 64GB version. The price points place the Note 6 above the recently-announced Vivo Y71 and Vivo Y53i, which feature the same processor and lower price tags.

You can buy the phone in over 300 stores located in Delhi NCR, Haryana, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra.