Not too long after Motorola’s announcement about the Moto Hubs which will provide all the Motorola lineup of smartphones via offline stores in India, Coolpad has also decided to go offline now.

Apparently, the offline market as far as smartphones are concerned is still considered to be the thing in countries like India and smartphone manufacturers have started realizing this fact.

Once an online-exclusive deal, Coolpad smartphones are now going to be present across offline retail vendors in India. The company has started things off with the announcement of its first smartphone which people can choose to buy – The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C.

Not only is the Note 5 Lite C the first ever device in the Coolpad lineup which is going to be sold offline, it is also the first device from the company which will run on Android Nougat 7.1 out-of-the-box.

In a press release, Syed Tajuddin, the CEO of Coolpad India, announced this news. He also shed some light on the fact that the company is looking forward to launching four more offline-exclusive products by the end of the year 2018. There are going to be at least 18 offline stores across various states of India which will be selling the smartphones.

Coolpad Note 5 Lite C Specifications

Coming to the specifications, the Coolpad Note 5 Lite C offers decent features which make it a decent contender in the budget range segment of the mobile devices.

Coolpad Note 5 Lite C complete specifications

  • Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 5.0-inch IPS HD (1280 x 720) display with 294ppi pixel density
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, 1.1 GHz Quad – core processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 64 GB with microSD card
  • 8 MP rear camera with AF, f/2.4 aperture
  • 5 MP front camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 2,500 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 142.4 x 70.4 x 7.95 mm
  • Weight: 139g

The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C is priced at ₹7,777 ($122) and is available in Gold and Grey color variants.

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The device will be sold in 8 states of the country as of now – Delhi NCR, Haryana, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra.

This brings us to one question – Are offline stores going to be the latest trend in smartphones? Isn’t it always been a better option to buy a phone after having to see it beforehand? What are your thoughts about this move taken up by the earlier online-exclusive brands like Motorola and even Xiaomi? Do let us know in the comments section below.