Smartphone maker itel has introduced its latest range of smartphones aimed at the entry segment users. The newly launched itel S42 and itel A44 which is now available in the market, have been priced Rs 8,499 and Rs 5,799 respectively, and A44 Pro will hit the market around mid-April.
The itel S42 comes equipped with 5.65-inch display and 18:9 HD+ resolution ultra-thin bezel design. The itel S42 comes equipped with dual flash 13 MP PDAF rear & 13 MP front camera, supported by f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens and clubbed with 120-degree wide selfie angle and the bokeh beauty mode.
Itel S42 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 with quad-core 1.4Ghz processor and latest Android Oreo operating system. It houses a 3GB RAM and internal memory of 16GB which is expandable up to 128 GB.
The itel S42 comes with ultra-fast fingerprint sensor for unlocking the smartphone and supporting activities like taking pictures, answering and recordings calls, controls the alarm, as well as enables fast access to applications. It also boasts of an innovative face unlock feature, which makes the phone secure.
The S42 is packed with dual-SIM capabilities and connectivity options like- 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The 3000mAh Li-Polymer battery allows the device to run for up to 16 days on standby.
itel A44 and A44
itel A44 & A44 Pro are targeted towards the first time smartphone users and upgraders.
It comes with 5.45-inch full screen display with 18:9 ultra-thin bezel. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and they are powered by MT6737M 64 bit quad-core processor. The phones come equipped with multi-functional fingerprint sensor technology. Both, A44 & A44 Pro also come equipped with smart key to enable Bike mode function.
“For us, India is one of the top priority markets and we are glad with the response that we’ve received in India so far. Further building up on brand’s global success story, itel in a very short span of time has become one of the leading brands in India. itel has emerged as the second largest player in the overall mobile phone market in India by capturing 9 percent market share for the year 2017, registering an exponential growth of 217% year-on-year as per industry report. The reason behind itel’s continued success in the Indian market is its dynamic expansion strategy that focusses on meeting existing market requirements through its value plus proposition,” said Marco Ma, MD, TRANSSION India.
“We are excited to announce the extremely aggressive and feature packed smartphone portfolio for the Indian consumers. In today’s day and age consumers are focused on maximising their smartphone experience and are looking for high performance smartphones. The latest smartphone portfolio from itel is based on the promise of “Fuller Experience” to deliver an unparalleled ownership value to the consumers and we’re sure that it will exceed the expectations in the relevant segment,” he said.
itel S42, A44 & A44 specification
|Specifications||Itel A44||Itel S42|
|OS||Android 7.0||Android 8.0|
|Processor||64 bit quad-core processor||Snapdragon 425, 64bit QC, 1.4 GHz|
|Graphic Processor||Mali-T860 MP1 400MHz||Adreno 308 600MHz|
|Screen Size||13.84cm (5.45-inch) full screen||14.34cm (5.65-inch) full screen|
|Resolution & Pixel||480×960 pixels; FWVGA+ IPS Full Lamination Display with 196 ppi||720×1440 pixels; HD+ IPS 2.5D Full Lamination Display with 285 ppi|
|Camera||Front- 5.0MP AF with flash
Rear- 5.0MP FF with flash
|Front- 13.0MP PDAF with dual LED flash
Rear- 13.0MP FF with dual soft flash
|RAM/ ROM||1GB/ 8GB, expandable up to 32GB||3GB/ 16 GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Multiple SIM cards||2 slots(Dual standby)||2 slots(dual standby)- Nano slot|
|Battery||2400mAh Li-ion, with up to 240hrs standby||3000mAh Li-Polymer, with up to 400hrs standby|
|Others Feature||Multi-feature fingerprint sensor, Bike Mode, Smart Key||Ultra-fast fingerprint sensor, face unlock|
|Colour Availability||Champagne (Black TP), Rose gold (White TP) & Red (Black TP)||Black, Champagne|
|Price||Rs 5,799||Rs 8,499|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, G/P/L Sensor||Fingerprint, G/P/L Sensor|