Swipe launched Konnect 5.1 Sandstone smartphone in Black color with 3000mAh battery at Rs. 3999. Available exclusively on Snapdeal, Konnect 5.1 is portrayed as a limited edition device and dubbed as a feature-rich budget smartphone.
Designed using black sandstone finish, Konnect 5.1 not only makes the device look premium and elegant but also provides better grip in hands of the user. Moreover, the company has manufactured the handset after their internal product team coupled with the research department delve deep into the market to understand consumer’s behaviour in the smartphone segment. While gathering the data, Swipe also analyzed the trends in affordable smartphones segment for the next one year.
Commenting on the launch, Shripal Gandhi, Founder & CEO, Swipe Technologies said that their mission is to offer products infused with advanced technologies at an affordable price. Normally, budget smartphones will have low-end specs but his company has not made any compromises both in terms of design and specifications to offer a great device for the smartphone lover’s particularly aspiring, demanding and connected youth of India.
Swipe Konnect 5.1 has 5″ IPS Display with 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB) in addition to a 3,000mAh battery.
One of the hottest USP of Konnect 5.1 is its display since it comes with Vi-Di technology to ensure that the high-resolution images and videos look colorful and vivid as good as your eyes can see to provide a spectacular smartphone experience.
An official spokesperson who declined to share the identity revealed that Konnect 5.1 has all the specifications to tap into the entry level consumer with an affordable price that delights the end user.
On the camera front, Swipe Konnect 5.1 features an 8-megapixel primary camera with features such as Face Beautify, Wink to Capture Detection, Gesture Capture, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, and QR Code Scanner in addition to a 3.2-megapixel front-facing shooter.
As far as battery backup is concerned, Konnect 5.1 offers up to 15 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time on 3G network. Moreover, the handset offers support for all major connectivity features such as WiFi, USB, FM and Bluetooth.
Talking about software side, Konnect 5.1 comes with Android KitKat 4.4.2 and is upgradable to Android 5.1 Lollipop. However, the device would have been a great success if it comes with Android Lollipop since the newly released Freedom251 available for a low price comes with Lollipop.
To recall, Swipe had launched its first smartphone fablet named Swipe Konnect 5.0 Fablet in 2015. The recent release of Konnect 5.1 is based on the overwhelming response in the market for the previously released device.
As the taste of consumers will differ every year, it remains to be seen whether Swipe will be able to pull its socks to increase the market share to a considerable level.