India-based tablet vendor Swipe has today silently released its latest device called the Swipe Sonic via a third party online retailer at the price of Rs. 7,399. The device is not much of a high-end one but at the given price point the specs are pretty decent.
This is the company's first entry-level smartphone comes with a 4-inch capacitive touch screen display offering a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
It comes powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play (MSM8625) processor coupled with 512MB RAM and runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS.
Although the handset bears a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera, it might fail to compete with the ones with 5 and more MP camera featuring smartphones currently selling in the market at the similar price range.
Connectivity options include EVDO, 2G (EDGE), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth with A2DP and aGPS. Apart from these, Dual SIM (CDMA + GSM) with dual stand-by support is now available.
There is a 4GB of native memory which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The device which measures 122×63.7×12 mm and weighs 126 grams is powered by a 1500 mAh battery which is pretty incompetent when it comes to making a good impression among the smartphone users.
The smartphone will come in direct contact with the devices from Micromax, Karbonn, Intex, iBall and other domestic vendors. However, the company has finally entered into smartphone category while previously it was only confined to tablets.