Chinese smartphone brand, Coolpad has announced today that they will be launching the 5G ready smartphones in India. However, the company has not disclosed when exactly these phones will be launched but has declared that these will be first 5G ready smartphones in India. According to Coolpad, they have been investing significantly in 5G technology since 2012 and are ready to disrupt the market with future-ready devices as soon as the 5G network is set-up for use in the country.
According to Coolpad India, they have already filed over 800 patents in the name of 5G. It has also been granted 120 device-to-device 5G patents which puts the brand in the position to gain an early-mover’s advantage as far as 5G technology is concerned. The brand is in discussions with Qualcomm and Mediatek on the integration of 5G technology in its smartphones.
Speaking on the development, Mr Fisher Yuan, CEO, Coolpad India, said, “Since its inception, Coolpad India has aimed to satiate the needs of the value-conscious Indian consumers who expect remarkable specifications at budget-friendly prices. In line with our constant endeavour to exceed customer expectations that we have accelerated the development and launch of our 5G ready devices in the country. Depending on the readiness of the 5G network in India, we are aiming to launch these devices early next year.”
Coolpad has launched recently Coolpad Cool 3 Plus smartphone which comes with Quad Core MT6761 (Helio A22 processor) coupled with 3 GB RAM, and 5.7” Dewdrop screen.
Coolpad has been operating in India since 2007, having starting operations as a vendor of CDMA handsets to Reliance. It became an original device maker (ODM) for some local brands before entering the Indian market as a standalone brand during 3G to 4G transition. The brand further aims to invest $500 million in India in the next five years to strengthen its presence and to take on its rivals in the 5G landscape as stated by the company.