Swipe is a California-based mobile maker who deals in affordable mobile phones in markets like India. The company entered the already saturated Indian market in 2013 and claims to have sold 100,000 devices since then. Swipe has launched a new handset Konnect 4G which is one of the cheapest 4G mobiles in the market. The phone is available on shopclues for Rs. 2799/- The MRP of the phone is Rs.3999/- on the website that might mean that the phone is available at the given price for a short period of time. It is available only in Black color option.
Features of Swipe Konnect 4G
While comparing the features of the phone with other 4G, VoLTE enabled phones in the market do remember that this is a cheaper phone and you should not expect a lot from these handsets. It features a 4.0-inch WVGA touchscreen display with SD resolution at 480 x 800 pixels. The display supports two-finger multi-touch.
Processor and memory
The phone comes with a very basic quad-core processor that clock at 1.5GHz. It packs 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. The OS and the preloaded apps consume most of the space. Thus you need to add a microSD card to get full use of the phone. It supports up to 32 GB microSD card.
The phone packs basic cameras on the front and rear side. It has a 5-MP camera with LED flash on the rear side and 1.3-MP camera on the front. The rear camera supports features like panorama and auto focus. Both cameras can shoot videos of SD quality.
This is one part where this phone can prove its importance in the Indian market. The phone has 4G VoLTE capabilities, and at this price, these features are not easily available. Reliance Jio is completely 4G based, and other telecom companies like Airtel Bharti are also testing their VoLTE capabilities in limited sections. The phone can also connect to 2G and 3G networks. It packs other connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS as well. You can use the phone as Wi-Fi hotspot for sharing 4g mobile internet. It supports 2300 MHz Band 40 of LTE. The phone has a microUSB v2.0 port for wired connection.
The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow which is surprising considering the innards. The phone weighs 119 grams. It is powered by 2000 mAh battery which can give up to 7 hours of talk time and 150 hours of standby time. It bears accelerometer and proximity sensors.
Swipe Mobile has a history of launching affordable smartphones in developing Indian market. There are millions of feature phone users who want to upgrade to a smartphone but are unable to find a phone in their budget. Phones like Swipe Konnect 4G can definitely find a large number of users in such section. There are other companies from India like Intex and Zen Mobile who are increasing their market share in this section with some amazing phone. Swipe has main competition with these companies.