Chinese mobile manufacturer Itel Mobile on Tuesday launched three new smartphones in India – the Itel S42, A44, and A44 Pro. The S42 is the most premium of the lot, but all three sport 18:9 displays, front flash modules, and 4G VoLTE connectivity. All three phones will be available offline only. Itel also says the A44 Pro will be made available in the country a later date, and for now, no pricing details have been revealed.
The Itel S42 price in India has been set at Rs. 8,499, and it will be available in Black and Champagne colour variants. The Itel A44 on the other hand has been priced at Rs. 5,799, and it will be available Champagne, Rose Gold, and Red. Both come with protective pack covers.
he dual-SIM (Nano) Itel S42 runs Android 8.0 Oreo, and sports a 5.65-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels) IPS display with a 2.5D curved glass, 18:9 aspect ratio, and a pixel density of 285ppi. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 coupled with Adreno 308 GPU, and 3GB of RAM.
The Itel S42 bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and flash, and a 13-megapixel fixed focus front camera with flash. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). It sports a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
Other connectivity options on the Itel S42 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, Micro-USB with OTG, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It is measures 153x73.55x8.25mm. Sensors include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. It is powered by a 3000mAh battery, rated to deliver up 21.5 hours of talk time on 4G and 400 hours of standby time.
Itel A44 specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Itel A44 runs Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5.45-inch FWVGA+ (480x960 pixels) 18:9 display. It is powered by a quad-core processor and sports 1GB of RAM. It bears a 5-megapixel sensor on both the front and back, with flash on both sides. The rear camera has an f/2.0 aperture. It has 8GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (dedicated slot).
The company is also touting a bike mode, face unlock, and fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. Other sensors on the Itel A44 include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. It features a 2400mAh battery delivering up to 240 hours of standby time. The smartphone measures 148x70.5x8.2mm.
Itel A44 Pro specifications
The Itel A44 Pro has nearly identical specifications to the A44, except it bears a 5.45-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels), 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage.
The A44 Pro also bears an 8-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, but features the same 5-megapixel front camera, both with flash.