Swipe Technologies has launched a new budget smartphone in India, the Swipe Elite 4G, and is claiming the distinction of the "most affordable 5-inch 4G smartphone with Gorilla Glass" for it. Priced at Rs. 3,999, it is now available exclusively via Flipkart. The e-commerce site has listed a launch offer of up to Rs. 3,500 off on exchange, and extra 5 percent off if using Axis Bank Buzz credit cards.
The Swipe Elite 4G is a dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) smartphone that runs Android 6.0.1. Marshmallow. It sports a 5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) display, and is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.
As for optics, the Swipe Elite 4G bears an 8-megapixel rear camera with flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera. It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm audio jack, Micro-USB, and FM radio. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. It is powered by a 2500mAh non removable battery, measures 145.2x73x9.6mm, and weighs 147 grams.
Commenting on the launch, Shripal Gandhi, founder & CEO of Swipe, said, "With the government pushing the use of mobile phones for financial transactions and other associated benefits, not having smartphone is not a choice anymore. Swipe is happy contribute to India's smartphone revolution with the launch of Elite 4G, a feature-rich phone that is designed keeping in mind the unique requirements of Indian users. We want to ensure that all Indians feel the experience of 4G speeds at most competitive rates."