Swipe Technologies on Tuesday launched the Gold colour variant of its Elite Star smartphone. The Swipe Elite Star was first launched in December last year and upgraded to the 16GB storage (available in Black and White colours) model last month. However, the new Gold colour is only available for the 8GB storage model of Swipe Elite Star. It has been announced for a price of Rs. 3,699, which is a bit more than the 8GB variant at launch, and lower than the 16GB storage model that’s priced at Rs. 3,999. It is available on Flipkart.
Commenting on the launch of the new Gold variant of Swipe Elite Star, Shripal Gandhi, founder & CEO of Swipe said, “To cater to the large entry-level population, we have re-designed the popular Elite Star smartphone keeping in mind their unique needs. Also, keeping in mind the linguistic preference of the target users, we have designed the phone to operate on the Indian regional languages with the innovative Indus OS that eliminates the language barrier among people, and helps us move towards a cashless economy.” The company also mentioned the huge demand of the gold colour variant behind the launch.
The Swipe Elite Star runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Indus OS. The handset comes with OS-based features such as Indus Swipe, Word and Matra prediction, Indus Reader, Indus Messaging, and a Hybrid Keyboard that supports 12 regional languages.
The dual-SIM smartphone sports a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The Swipe Elite Star comes in two storage options of 8GB and 16GB, which can via microSD card (up to 32GB).
In terms of photography, the Swipe Elite Star bears a 5-megapixel rear camera, mounted with an LED flash, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. The smartphone packs in a 2000mAh battery that comes with rapid-charge technology. The connectivity options for the Swipe Elite Star smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Bluetooth. The smartphone measures 125.5×64.6×10.6mm.
Last year, Swipe announced a partnership with Indus OS alongside Celkon to bring the domestically-made operating system to more devices in the country. This was in line with Micromax, which is already a partner of Indus OS to boost smartphone sales amongst non-English speaking users.