The Indian manufacturer, Swipe Technologies has announced its new budget smartphone, Swipe Elite 2 in the Indian smartphone market. The company has priced the handset at Rs. 4,666 and will be available for sale exclusively on Flipkart, starting from November 8.
The company has joined hands with the cab booking service, Uber to attract the market by offering a preview of the device for Uber customers in Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi, a week ahead of commencing the sales. Swipe further announced that the ‘PREVIEW SALE exclusively for UBER Riders’ has been started from October 30 and goes on till November 7. It allows the Uber customers to purchase the handset before it is officially available for sale.
In order to avail the offer, users have to book the handset online with COD (cash on delivery) payment mode by filling up a form that asks details like Name, Email, Mobile No., Delivery Address, and a scanned copy of UBER receipt. The company is also giving away free handsets to ‘Uber Lucky’ customers, however, while talking to the company’s executive, he didn’t reveal that how many number of customers will get a chance to win a free Swipe Elite 2 smartphone.
Commenting on the launch, Shripal Gandhi, CEO – Swipe Technologies said that the Swipe Elite 2 is a great quality offering from the company and revealed that they are expecting a potential response from the market. It is so because the company had received an overwhelming response since Swipe’s Elite first came out, the firm believes.
The Swipe Elite 2 is an entry-level smartphone running on Android 5.1 Lollipop-based, Swipe’s native Freedom OS that is bundled with SwipeBox, which offers up to 100 GB of free cloud storage space and several utility apps pre-installed such as, dial pad with DIY themes and new lock screen.
It is powered by a 64 bit 1.3 GHz quad-core processor that is coupled with 1GB of RAM. On storage front, the manufacturer has provided 8GB of internal storage that could be expandable up to 32GB by using a microSD card.
The handset is fronted with a 4.5-inch qHD IPS display and a 5-megapixel of front facing camera. Meanwhile, the back panel boasts an 8-megapixel of primary image and video shooter and a 1900 mAh battery, under the hood. It comes with several standard connectivity options including, 4G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB and GPS.
The handset will be a good choice for the first-time smartphone users or for those who majorly use their handset for photography purposes. Generally, it is expected that the smartphone might be popular in teenagers as they are crazy to click selfies and upload it to the social media.
Talking about the competition, the handset can break market of various 4G smartphones under the same price range, as it features a powerful pair of front and rear camera, however, its small battery size could lower the rank. If we rate the handset under the segment of price range of below Rs. 5000, the handset would flaunt 4.5 out of 5.
Stay tuned to get further updates on Swipe Technologies and other upcoming budget smartphones.
Tech Specs for Swipe Elite 2
|Display||4,5-inch qHD IPS display|
|Camera||8MP rear and 5MP front-facing camera|
|Processor||64-bit 1.3 GHz quad-core processor|
|OS||Freedom OS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Storage||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|