Swipe launches Konnect 5.1 Sandstone Black Edition

Konnect 5.1

In keeping with their strategy of quickly launching value for money handsets, Swipe today launched the Konnect 5.1 which is the new addition to the Konnect Series. This one features a sandstone black finish and is  limited edition available only on Snapdeal. This time they have gone for premium looks and decent specs. The looks are definitely on the better side and the pricing of INR 3999/- is very aggressive.

Konnect 5.1


Swipe Technologies, the No 4 brand in the tablets space in India, has announced the launch of new feature-rich budget smartphone, Swipe Konnect 5.1 in Sandstone Black finish. It is a Limited Edition smartphone priced at Rs. 3,999, launched exclusively on Snapdeal today.

The gorgeous black sandstone finish that marks the smartphone’s distinctive rear casing not only makes the device look premium and elegant, but it also provides the device a better grip in hands of the user. As per Swipe’s strategy to gain market share rapidly, their internal product & research team have mapped the market in terms of segments where consumers are buying smartphones and also analyzed the trends in affordable smartphones segment for the next one year. Konnect 5.1 has adequate specifications just right for the entry level consumer with an affordable price that delights the end user.

Konnect 5.1 comes with a 5-inch IPS display with Vi-Di technology ensuring that the high-resolution images and videos look as colorful and vivid as real, offering spectacular visual experience. It sports an 8-megapixel rear snapper and 3.2 megapixel selfie camera on front. The camera features include Face Beautify, Wink to Capture Detection, Gesture Capture, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, and QR Code Scanner.   The devices is backed by a powerful 3000 mAh battery, which claims to offer up-to 15 hours of talktime and up-to 200 hours of standby time on 3G network.

Armed with the 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB), Konnect 5.1 offers superior multitasking experience. For a great operating experience, Konnect 5.1 comes with Android KitKat 4.4.2 and is upgradable to Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Talking about the launch of Konnect 5.1, Mr Shripal Gandhi, Founder & CEO, Swipe Technologies, said: “Making technology affordable is our unstated mission and our products such as Konnect 5.1 help us play our role of market leaders in a successful way. Mostly, low cost phone is associated with low end specs; however, with Konnect 5.1 we bring a ‘no-compromise’ fully loaded smartphone experience to the first time smartphone buyer. Konnect 5.1 is a faster, quicker and dynamic offering that the company has brought out for the Gen Z. It is a smartphone designed for the aspiring, demanding and connected youth of India.”

Swipe had launched its first smartphone phablet in its Konnect series – the fashionable Swipe Konnect 5.0 phablet in the first quarter of 2015. With its compelling features and attractive price point, Konnect 5.0 received overwhelming response in the market.

Swipe is taking its Konnect brand further with Konnect 5.1 Limited Edition Sandstone textured finish, which is sure to give the device a premium and luxurious finish that will beat the thought that cheap finish comes with inexpensive devices. This is a looker and a decent performer!

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