The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C is the first smartphone from the company to run on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Design-wise, the smartphone sports a metallic finish with the fingerprint scanner at the back below the camera sensor. The volume buttons are housed on the left edge while the power key sits on the right edge of the smartphone. The Coolpad Note 5 Lite C has a 3.5mm audio jack sitting on the top edge, while the Micro-USB and speaker grilles are seen at the bottom edge of the device. There is no home button in the front, and capacitive keys are offered for navigation.