21-02-2017 NIJHUM RUDRA
Swipe technologies unveiled another budget smartphone Elite 3 at Rs. 5,499 that supports 4G and VoLTE enabled Reliance Jio connections.
The handset will be sold exclusively by Flipkart in three different colours - Space Grey, Silver and Champagne Gold. Swipe, once again, partnered with Indus OS for the ELITE 3 as the company witnessed that 70 percent of its existing customers have used regionalized versions of the OS in the previous smartphone, Elite Star. Buyers of the ELITE 3 are also eligible to enjoy the Jio Happy New Year offer.
Rakesh Deshmukh, co-founder and CEO, Indus OS said, “Smartphone technology is growing at a rapid rate in the Indian market, and our continued partnership with Swipe Technologies after the success of ELITE Star will ensure more regional language speakers are empowered with it. As an Indian OS, we aim to meet the real needs of the Indian masses through innovation. Indus OS has created an ecosystem that supports native language speaker with simplified, innovative features and localized content. This unique proposition, along with the affordably priced smartphones from Swipe Technologies will help bridge the language gap and enable faster adoption across India.”
The phone features a database of 2,00,000+ words in 12 different regional languages and hybrid keyboard in Indus OS allows smartphone users to type in their preferred language by typing in English. For swift and smooth typing, the phone offers a sophisticated word and matra prediction. The handset also provides cutting-edge Indus Reader technology that aids the users to convert text into speech in 12 regional languages including Hindi.
Shripal Gandhi, Founder and CEO of Swipe Technologies, said: “India might be the world’s fastest growing smartphone market, but one of the biggest problems that many users face is that the user interface of most smartphones is English. Google says that Hindi content consumption, for instance, has increased five times when compared to English content in India, and even local language search queries have increased 10 times over the last 18 months alone. Taking cue from these trends, Swipe has developed a powerful smartphone that is sleek, superfast, functional, caters to regional needs and affordable too.”
The ELITE 3 smartphone is equipped with a 5-inch HD IPS display, and includes an 8-megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is powered by a 2500mAH battery, decent for the price segment. Along with 2GB RAM, the phone also features a 1.3GHz quad-Core processor. It is a dual-SIM enabled smartphone in which the memory is expandable upto 32 GB.