Smartphones have come a really long way and can indeed make life easier for all classes of users,  but still, anyone who needs to make a zillion phone calls and isn’t within arm’s reach of a charging point through his work day prefers to keep a feature phone.

While smartphones have improved in every aspect, the battery backup continues to be a limiting factor.


To further cash in on this feature phone strength, Itel mobiles, which claims to have sold over 2.5 million mobile devices in the country, presents the it5311 priced at Rs. 1,610. The handset includes a 1900mAh battery (that’s pretty massive for a feature phone) and also support fast charging.

The 1A inbox charger can provide with 2 hours of talk time with 10 minutes of charging and can fully charge that battery in less than 3 hours. Now, that doesn’t sound very fast compared to Smartphone standards, but Itel states that it’s 2X faster than a conventional feature phone charger, which is plausible.

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Other highlighted features include multi-language support (Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, and English), smart auto call recorder, dual SIM card support, Wireless FM radio, flashlight, and notification LED.


Speaking on the launch, Sudhir Kumar, CEO, itel India says “At itel Mobiles, the conviction and commitment towards making technology accessible and relevant for all is extremely strong. We make constant endeavors to bring about path-breaking innovation and invention even in the feature phone space. It5311 thrives on the same conviction and is another testimony of itel’s mission of bringing right to progress across the entire nation.”

Post the second phase rollout, iTel Phones are selling in a total of 24 states. The company has already amassed 2% market share in feature phone space and ranks 6th in this segment.

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Itel it5311 Specifications and Features 

Model Itel it5311
Display 2.8
Resolution QVGA
Fast Charge YES
Battery(mAh) 1900
Camera 1.3 MP
Wireless FM YES
RAM 64Mb
ROM 64Mb
Expandable Memory 32 GB
Thickness (in mm) 11.5
Language Support Hindi, English, Punjabi & Gujarati
Chipset MTK6260A
Call Recorder YES
Flash Flash LED
Price 1,610 INR


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