The low-cost smartphone maker, Swipe has launched a new VR enabled smartphone called Elite VR today in India. It is priced at just Rs. 4,499 and comes with much better hardware than the other devices in the similar price range. However, the device will be only available through Shopclues. Much like any other entry-level smartphone, the Elite VR also offers polycarbonate body with removable back cover. Swipe is also offering a free VR headset with the device. The Elite VR also supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G VoLTE connectivity for using with the Jio 4G SIM.
It sports a large 5.5-inch IPS display and offers HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and comes coupled with Mali-T720 GPU. It includes 2GB of RAM which should be good enough for basic usage. There is just 8GB of onboard storage, but the user can further expand using the MicroSD card slot. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and includes bloatware apps which decrease the available storage. The volume rocker and power button are placed on the right edge of the device.
Talking about the cameras, there is a 13MP sensor on the rear with LED flash and a 5MP sensor on the front for selfies and video calls. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery that should easily give a day long battery life. On the bottom rear of the device, we can find the loud speaker. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The Elite VR will be available in White, Black, Red, and Gold color options. Earlier this month, the company also launched the Konnect Power smartphone with the same 3,000mAh battery as seen on the Elite VR.
The device comes with a price tag of Rs. 4,999 and is exclusively sold by Snapdeal. It comes with dual SIM support and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device sports a 5-inch HD display and is powered by the quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. In the camera department, it comes with an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. Let us know, how many of you would prefer Swipe smartphones instead of the Chinese brands like iVoomi or LePhone. Share your opinion with us by commenting down below or tweet us at @PhoneRadarBlog.