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Swipe Junior smartphone for kids launched at Rs 5,999

Swipe Junior smartphone for kids launched at Rs 5,999

Swipe has introduced a new smartphone called Swipe Junior for kids between the age group of 5 to 15 years. The new smartphone is available via various e-commerce websites at a price of Rs 5,999 in India.

India’a first smartphone designed for kids is here. Grab a Swipe Junior for your child now. https://t.co/nZ5F4SEga2 pic.twitter.com/Fs7IzJE2yD

— Just Swipe (@SwipeLYF) November 15, 2015

In terms of specifications, the device features a 4.5-inch display and is powered by a 1.3-GHz dual-core processor, paired with 512MB RAM. It includes an internal storage of 4GB and no information regarding expandable storage has been mentioned. The Swipe Junior comes equipped with a 2MP rear camera along with a 0.3MP front-facing camera. The device includes sensors such as proximity, ambient light sensor and accelerometer.

The device runs Android 4.4 KitKat and includes connectivity features such as Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and microUSB. A 1900mAh non removable battery completes the package.

In August this year, Swipe said that it is setting up a manufacturing unit in Maharashtra for assembling handsets and tablets in India and will invest about $ 3-4 million (Rs 20-25 crore). Swipe, which sells smartphones and tablets in the Indian market in the sub-Rs 10,000 category, aims to garner Rs 1,000 crore in revenue by March 2018.

According to the research firm IDC, India is expected to continue to grow in double-digits over the next few years, overtaking the US as the second largest smartphone market, as people switch to smarter devices and upgrade to 4G-enabled phones. Smartphone shipment in India grew 44 per cent to 26.5 million units in the April-June 2015 quarter, it added.

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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor of PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of tech world and loves to help people around him get through the day to day trouble they face with technology.

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