Adding to the long list of sub-Rs 10,000 smartphones in India, Swipe has launched the all new Sense for Rs 9,999. The highlight of the device is the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner, which has been seen only in high-end premium devices so far.
The Swipe Sense is a dual-SIM (GSM-GSM) smartphone running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. It sports a 5.5-inch qHD IPS display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution, and comes powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It features 8GB of onboard storage that is expandable via a microSD card up to 32GB.
For your photography needs, Swipe packs an 8MP rear shooter with LED flash and a 3.2MP front camera. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS and 3G. Interestingly, this budget device also comes with support for a fingerprint reader, making it the first phone in the sub-Rs 10k price bracket to come with this technology. However, uses of the fingerprint reader are limited to just protecting the phone. All of this is fuelled by a 2250mAh battery. Swipe has supplied an additional 2250 mAh battery in case the first one wears out.
Announcing the new smartphone, Shripal Gandhi, Founder and CEO, Swipe, said, “Swipe Sense is our latest offering that adds an additional layer of security to the pack of rich multimedia and social media features. And keeping our tradition of ensuring affordability, we have priced Swipe Sense at an attractive point that makes it absolutely sensible.”
In June, Swipe had launched the Konnect 5.0 budget smartphone in India for Rs 8,999. The phone aims to compete with the likes of the Moto E and Micromax Unite 2, which have set the pace in the entry-level smartphone market. However, its specs were less than ideal and, as a relatively unknown brand, didn’t help it make a mark.