Swipe Junior – India’s First Smartphone for Kids Launched at Rs. 5,999
Swipe Telecom, the Indian smartphone manufacturer that had launched a few entry-level smartphones and tablets has come up with a new device specially for kids. The company had officially launched the Swipe Junior smartphone for the children ranging from 5-15 years. More than the specs, it comes with some unique features integrated into the UI.
The device features SOS button that can call the pre-defined number with a single touch. It also includes geo-tracking and geo-fencing that will the track the location of the kid and also notifies when a child crossed the pre-selected location with the geo-fencing settings. The parents can control the device by blocking certain apps or limiting the usage time for individual apps.
With such a useful features, this device can be recommended for parents who looks to give their kids a smartphone. Since we can expect regular drops from kids, the company came up with shock and break protective casing for the Swipe Junior. The connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, and MicroUSB port.
Coming to the specifications, it sports a 4.5-inch IPS display and is powered by 1.3GHz dual-core processor. The device has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot. It still runs on the outdated Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box. It support single SIM and lacks the 4G LTE connectivity.
The device is powered by a 1,900mAh battery that can give 8 hours of talk time and lasts up to 120 hours on standby. As of now the device is available in Pink and Blue colors and is priced at Rs. 5,999. The device can be purchased from all the leading online stores while Flipkart is offering extra Rs. 1,000 discount making it a much sweeter deal. Few weeks back, the company had launched the Swipe Elite 2 priced at Rs. 4,666 with 4G LTE connectivity.