Swipe has launched Swipe Sense smartphone with its highlight being a fingerprint scanner placed and styled similar to iBerry Auxus Note 5.5 and Elephone P2000. The hands set has been priced at 9,999 INR and runs on latest Android 4.4 kitkat OS.
The display size is 5.5 Inches, but the display resolution of only 960 x 540 pixels (qHD) implies a soft display. Processor employed is 1.3 GHz quad core MT6582 chipset paired with 1 GB RAM. As for internal storage, you get 8 GB of Nand Flash internal storage which can be further extended up to 32 GB using MicroSD card support.
Imaging hardware includes 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and selfies. The finger print sensor is placed just below the camera sensor which leaves camera lens susceptible to finger smudges.
So far we have seen Finger print sensor mostly in high end devices, and this is the first time an OEM is offering the same under 10k INR. In our opinion, the feature in itself sounds cool but is one of those features which you will toy with for some time and then forget. It remains to be seen how well Swipe has integrated it with smartphone software.
Swipe Sense employs a 2200 mAh battery which sounds average considering the large display size and chipset. Other features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS and 3G
Announcing Swipe Sense, 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.”
|Display||5.5 inch, qHD|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 kitkat|
|Camera||8 MP/ 3.2 MP|