Swipe is a California based company and found by Shripal Gandhi, it has headquarter in Palo Alto California and recently received funding from Kalaari capital of INR 30 crore. The company said that the funding helped them to build innovative features in smartphone and helped them to reach in Indian market. Right now, the Swipe launched a 5-inch device Swipe Konnect 5.0 in India with a price tag of INR 8,999. The company also mentioned its further plans of launching 10 more devices under the Konnect series in next 3 months.
The new Swipe Konnect 5.0 has 5-inch qHD IPS capacitive touch display along with 960*540pixel resolution display and One Glass Solution (OGS). On the other hand, the smartphone come with a 1.3 GHz quad core processor from unknown manufacturer. There is 1GB RAM on board as well. The smartphone is running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, which is slightly old now days.
On the photography front, there is 8-megapixel rear camera on the back with LED flash for low light capturing and there is a 3.2-megapixel front camera as well for video calling and selfie. There is 8GB of internal storage in smartphone along with up to 32GB of memory card support.
On the connectivity front, the Swipe Konnect 5.0 is a dual SIM smartphone along with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS connectivity. The smartphone packed with a 1950mAh battery. The smartphone launched in Black and White colours only.
Commenting on the launch of Konnect series, Shripal Gandhi, Founder & CEO, 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.”
Swipe Konnect 5.0 specifications
- 8.9mm thick and weighs 135grams
- 5-inch qHD IPS display
- 960×540 pixels resolution display
- 1.3GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system
- 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
- 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera
- 8GB of internal storage
- Memory card support up to 32GB
- 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
- 1950mAh battery
- Dual SIM
- Available in Black and White colours
- Priced at INR8,999
With the launch of Moto E in Indian market, and more devices from all Indian manufacturer competing with Moto E mostly, the market of budget smartphones in India looks overcrowded and confusing these days. The Swipe Konnect 5.0 is the first smartphone from the company, but it does not look great on paper, the Lava Iris X1 completely beat this device on paper prised at INR7,999, and we can expect more device with completive price from Swipe in future.