Nagpur: Swipe, an Indian company manufacturing smartphones has launched a new in line 4G VoLTE capable smartphone — the Swipe Elite Pro — which competes directly Xiaomi’s budget champion Redmi 4. Swipe Elite Pro is priced at Rs 6,999 and is available exclusively on Snapdeal .
The Swipe smartphone has very similar specs as the Redmi 4, but comes with more RAM and storage for the same price. It runs the older Android 6.0 Marshmallow with company’s own Freedom OS on top.
Swipe Elite Pro is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chip with a 1.4GHz quad core processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage on-board, expandable via microSD card by up to 128GB.
The Redmi 4 on the other hand comes with Snapdragon 435 chip which has a 1.4GHz Octa core processor in power saving big.LITTLE arrangement. But everything else about the two chipsets are exactly same. The Redmi 4 variant available at Rs 6,999 also has 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage.
The Swipe Elite Pro comes with a IPS 5-inch display HD display with 720p resolution. Most phones in this price bracket sport a 720p display which is the maximum the chipset is able to comfortably manage. We have seen Nokia 6, even after perfect optimization on stock Android, take load because of a Snapdragon 430 chip powering its fullHD 1080p display.
On the camera front, the Swipe Elite Pro comes with 13megapixel camera on the back with an LED flash. The fingerprint sensor on the phone is also placed on the rear side. At front, the phone has an 8 megapixel sensor at front.
The phone is available only in White colour. It has a brushed metal texture at the back but the phone is not wholly made out of metal, like the Remdi 4. Swipe hasn’t revealed if it is a unibody smartphone or what material it is made out of. There is no mention of the front glass type of the phone.
Swipe Elite Pro packs a 2500mAh battery which isn’t a great battery capacity, considering phones like the Moto C Plus (5000mAh) and Redmi 4 (4100mAh) come with stupendous battery backup.