Swipe Konnect 5.0 Budget Android Smartphone Launched in India
Swipe Konnect 5.0 Budget Android Smartphone Launched in IndiaSwipe Telecom

California based technology firm, Swipe Telecom has launched a budget smartphone Konnect 5.0 in India.

Priced just under ₹9000, the new Swipe handset boasts of 5.0-inch qHD (960x540p) display with OGS (One Glass Solution) technology, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB), 8.0-megapixel primary camera, 3.2-megapixel front camera for video chatting and 1950 mAh battery.


Going by the specification and its price-tag, Swipe Konnect 5.0 has all the ammunition to fight against the popular Motorola Moto E, but falls short in one department. While the former runs on the out-dated Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, the latter runs on the v4.4.2 KitKat OS and is soon slated to receive the latest v4.4.3 in coming days.

Besides Moto E, the new Swipe phone will be competing with domestic brands, which were released with the Android v4.4.2 KitKat to counter the popularity of the Motorola device. They include Lava Iris X1, Xolo Q600s, Micromax Unite 2, Canvas Engage and others.

[Also read: Motorola Moto E vs. Lava Iris X1 vs. Micromax Unite 2 vs. Xolo Q600s: Specification Comparison]

Check out the official video detailing Swipe Konnect 5.0 features:

[Image Credit: Swipe Telecom]

Key specifications of Swipe Konnect 5.0:

Model Swipe Konnect 5.0
Display 5.0-inch qHD(960x540) IPS screen with OGS technology
OS Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Processor 1.3GHz quad-core CPU
Storage capacity 8GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel cameraFront: 3.2-megapixel camera
Battery 1950 mAh
Network 3G
Add-ons Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM Radio
Dimensions 148.0 x 74.0 x 8.9 mm
Weight 135 g
Price ₹8,999

Key specifications of Motorola Moto G, Lava Iris X1, Micromax Unite 2 and Xolo Q600s:

Model Motorola Moto E Lava Iris X1 Micromax Unite 2 A106 Xolo Q600s
Display 4.3-inch qHD (960x540p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3Pixel density: 256 ppi (pixels per inch) 4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480p) IPS screen with laminationPixel density: 217 ppi 4.7-inch WVGA (480x800p) IPS screen 4.5-inch qHD (960x540p) IPS OGS screenPixel density: 244 ppi
OS Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS (guaranteed to get one major software update) Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS
Processor 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series dual-core CPU (with 400MHz Adreno 302 GPU) 1.2GHz quad-core CPU 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor with Mali 400 MP2 GPU(chipset type: MT6582M) 1.2GHz Broadcom quad-core processor with 312 MHz Videocore IV GPU(Chipset: BCM 23550)
Storage capacity 4GB, expandable up to 32GB 4GB, expandable up to 32GB 4GB, expandable up to 32GB 4GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera Main: 5.0-megapixel camera (no flash)Front : no camera Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, auto-focus with multi-element lensFront: 2.0-megapixel with multi element lens Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flashFront: 2.0-megapixel camera Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recordingFront: 0.3-megapixel VGA camera
Battery 1980 mAh (Li-Ion);Can provide power for close to 24 hours under mixed media usage 1800 mAh (Li-Ion) 2000 mAh;Talk time: up to 8 hoursStandby time: close to 190 hours 2000 mAh;Talk time: up to 24 hours (2G) & 11 hours (3G)Standby time: close to 449 hours (2G) & 400 hours (3G)
Network 3G 3G 3G 3G
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots (micro), Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB v2.0, microSD card slot, FM radio, Dual-SIM (GSM+WCDMA) slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (BLE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB connectivity, EDGE/GPRS, A-GPS for navigation, Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD card, micro-USB, come pre-loaded with 21 India languages. Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB v2.0, Assisted GPS,
Dimensions 124.8x 64.8 x 12.3 mm 134.0 x 66.0 x 8.9 mm -------------- 136.5 x 68.0 x 7.9 mm
Weight 142 g 138 g -------------- ------------
Price ₹6,999 ₹7,999/- ₹6,999 ₹7,499/-