Indian smartphone vendor, Swipe has launched its latest 5-inch handset in India, which falls in its popular Konnect series. It comes dubbed as Swipe Konnect 5.0. The company was pretty silent this year but finally it has released its latest model at the price of Rs. 8,999.
The Swipe Konnect 5.0 comes in black and white color options and the company is also offering a free screen guard, flip cover and premium business navigator worth Rs.1,499 with the handset. Moreover, the company is also said to release 10 new devices in India in the same Konnect series by next quarter.
Swipe Konnect 5.0 comes with a 5-inch (960 ×540 pixels) qHD capacitive touch screen IPS display and it is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS.
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The smartphone is quite impressive in terms of camera and the pricing, as it comes with an 8MP rear camera with OmniVision sensor and LED flash and a 3.2 megapixel front-facing shooter as well.
Internal memory is seated at 8GB, however, you will also get an option to expand it up to 32GB via microSD card.
Connectivity option includes 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS and obviously it is a Dual SIM handset.
Swipe Konnect 5.0 measures 148x74x8.9mm and weight 135 grams and it is powered by a1950mAh battery.
Shripal Gandhi, Founder & CEO at Swipe, said, "Swipe has always been ahead of the curve in terms of features offerings in Smartphone Fablets. We will cement our position as innovative maker of smart fablets with the launch of the Konnect 5.0. The recent venture capital funding from Kalaari Capital has helped the company in developing innovative features and its reach in the Indian market. Swipe raised Rs 30 crore in venture capital funding from Kalaari Capital in April this year."
The latest offering from Swipe will have to battle against a number of new Android Kitkat smartphones that have been launched in India recently. Moreover, all these Android KitKat handsets fall under same price range. Thus it would be pretty hard for new phones with older OS versions to survive in the current market.