Swipe has been constantly launching decent 4G VoLTE smartphones under Rs. 5,000. Today, the company came up with the Swipe Elite 2 Plus 2017 as the successor to 2016 launched Elite 2 Plus. Just like its predecessor, the new Elite 2 Plus 2017 also comes with a polycarbonate shell. It is priced at Rs. 3,999 and comes only in Black color option. Interestingly, the device is sold exclusively through Snapdeal. While other manufacturers are launching low-cost smartphones with Android 7.0 Nougat, the Swipe Elite 2 Plus 2017 still runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
It sports a 5-inch IPS display on the front with VGA (640 x 480) pixels resolution. The listing mentioned the device to come powered by Qualcomm quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. We can expect this processor to be one of the Snapdragon 200-series chipsets. As seen on the other low-cost smartphones, the Swipe Elite 2 Plus 2017 also offers 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There is also a MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage additionally up to 32GB. Beneath the display are the three capacitive navigation buttons.
In the camera department, the Elite 2 Plus 2017 sports an 8MP camera on the rear with LED flash and a 5MP camera on the front for selfies. Even with the Rs. 3,999 price tag, the smartphone comes backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery which should give more than a day-long battery life. It measures 145 x 72.8 x 9.9 mm and weighs 150 grams. The volume rocker and power button are placed on the right edge of the device. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio port, and MicroUSB 2.0 port.
Last month, the company also launched the Swipe Elite 4G smartphone with similar specifications. It is also priced at Rs. 2,500 but is sold through Flipkart. It came with a slightly better 5-inch display with FWVGA display. While rest of the specifications remain same, the battery capacity is only limited to 2,500mAh. It even got a Corning Gorilla Glass protection on the front.