itel, sub-brand of Transsion Holdings, unveiled a slew of budget smartphones, dubbed as S42, A44 and A44 Pro, for offline Indian smartphone market. The new range of phones is first of itel’s kind to come with full vision display along with features like selfie flash and multifunctional fingerprint sensor. (हिंदी में पढ़े)
itel S42, A44 and A44 Pro Price and Availability
The itel S42 and A44 will be available in key markets of India from 20th March 2018 at price point of Rs. 8,499 and Rs. 5,799 respectively. Whereas the itel A44 Pro will hit the market around mid-April.
itel S42 Features
First up we have itel S42, which is the premium phone of the lot and the successor of last year’s S41. The handset features a 5.65-inch HD+ (720 X 1140 pixel) display with 18:9 screen aspect ratio and visibly thin bezels. Under the hood, it is powered by Snapdragon 425 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB storage space. The ROM is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
For photography, the S24 feature a 13-megapixel sensor with dual-LED flash and f/1.7 aperture lens both on the front and back camera. The sensors are supported by 120-degree wide selfie angle and bokeh beauty mode.
Other specifications of the phone include 3000mAh battery, Android Oreo OS, Fingerprint as well as face unlock feature, and connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, WI-FI, and Bluetooth.
itel A44 and A44 Pro Features
The A44 and A44 Pro, on the other hand, are itel’s entry-level phone. They are the 5.45-inch full-screen display phones running on Android 7.0 Nougat OS and powered by MT6737M 64-bit quad-core processor.
In optics, both phones have 5-megapixel selfie sensor paired with LED flash. The primary camera on A44 Pro is 8MP with flash whereas the A44 has a 5MP sensor.
Both phones are aided by 2400mAh battery and equipped with a multi-functional fingerprint sensor and a smart key to enable Bike mode function.
“We are excited to announce the feature-packed smartphone portfolio for Indian consumers. The latest smartphone portfolio from itel promises to deliver an unparalleled ownership value to the consumers,” Marco Ma, MD, TRANSSION India, said in a statement.
itel S42, A44 and A44 Pro Specification
|Model||itel S42||itel A44/A44 Pro|
|Display||5.65-inch 18:9 HD Display||5.45-inch 18:9 HD display|
|Processor||1.4GHz Snapdragon 425 with Adreno 308||MT6737M 64 bit quad-core processor|
|Internal Storage||16GB, expandable up to 128GB||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Software||Android Oreo||Android Nougat|
|Selfie Camera||13MP PDAF with dual LED Flash||5MP AF with flash|
|Rear Camera||13MP FF with dual soft flash||5MP FF with flash|
|Battery||3000mAh Li-Polymer||2400mAh Li-ion|
|Dimension and Weight||153X73.5X8.25mm||148X70.5X8.2mm|
|Others||Fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WIFI||Fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WIFI|
|Price||Rs. 8,499||Rs. 5,799 (A44)|