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.