Chinese smartphone-maker Coolpad on Thursday said that it will start selling its new and first Cool VR 1x headset in India via Amazon for Rs 999.
According to the company, the Cool VR 1x teleports a user to an immersive virtual reality experience with its 95-100° viewing angels and works effortlessly with any phone that pans from 4.7 - 5.7 inches. The headset is equipped with customizable lenses that help in optimizing the focal length and object distance, making Cool VR comfortable to use for long durations.
The VR gear is compatible with Coolpad Note 3, Note 3 Lite, Note 3 Plus, Coolpad Max and all other devices equipped with an HD screen and above. For experiencing ‘Cool VR’s’ 360 degree viewing angles one must have gyroscope on their device, the company said in a statement.
“With virtual reality being the new fun gadget for the Y generation and fast catching up with youth, we are eager to enter this space and offer the ‘Cool VR’ to our fans. This launch is in line with our strategy to bring Coolpad’s accessories to the Indian market and we will be soon unveiling other products in this growing segment such as Power Bank and Smart Watch by 2016,” Syed Tajuddin, CEO of Coolpad India, said adding that the global VR market is expected to touch an estimated $120 billion by 2020 and India, with its huge smartphone base, is set to become the largest VR market.
Coolpad has over 220 service centers across the country, including 12 across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2004, the company currently has six global R&D centres across US and China. Currently, it produces 34 million smartphones produced each year and has at least $3 billion in revenue each year.