Swipe Technologies has established a brand name for itself in the budget smartphone space and it aims to further disrupt the market with its latest launch. On Monday, the company's Elite series got a new admission in Elite Star, which offers an affordable means to communicate with others taking advantage of the 4G VoLTE support.
If you have a Reliance Jio SIM, you'd understand the importance of integrated VoLTE, as it allows users to call any number in India for free. Smartphones without VoLTE requires an additional app to do so, but we have received reviews that it is not as good as integrated VoLTE. Swipe Elite Star comes with that feature and at an affordable price of just Rs. 3,333.
Swipe announced on Monday that the Elite Star will be available exclusively on Flipkart. Besides the attractive price and VoLTE support, the Elite Star also comes with regional language support deeply integrated within the company's own Android Marshmallow-based Indus OS. It supports 12 regional languages and helps users translate and transliterate in a seamless fashion.
"In today's interconnected India, more and more Indians are using transliteration and translation on their mobile phones. Be it for scientific, medical, technological, commercial, legal, cultural or literary purposes, today's communication in India heavily depends on transliteration and translation. Taking a cue from these trends, Swipe has developed a powerful smartphone that is sleek, agile, superfast, cool, functional and affordable too," Shripal Gandhi, founder and CEO of Swipe Technologies, said in a statement.
We haven't reviewed the handset yet to comment on the level of accuracy at which it translates, but the company has highlighted that swiping left on a word activates the "Transliterate" feature and swiping left translates any word while typing. The handset also offers word and "matra" prediction for easy typing.
As for the specs of the handset, you will not be disappointed. For the price, the Elite Star comes with a 4-inch display, a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3MP front snapper. It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB expandable storage and a 2,000mAh battery. These specs are common for a smartphone in its price range.
The Elite Star competes against handsets like Huawei Honor Bee, Infocus Bingo 10, Micromax Canvas Spark 3, Lenovo A2010 and Yu Yunique, all of which are priced at under Rs. 5,000.