Itel has launched its budget flagship phone, the S42 with two others, in India. The 3 devices came with 4G VoLTE support, IPS full screen 18:9, full lamination technology and ultra-thin bezel design.

The S42 features a 5.65-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and is covered with a 2.5D curved glass.

Being the first Itel phone to feature a 13MP front camera with dual-LED flash, the Itel S42 focuses on selfie and also has Fingerprint sensor. The Itel S42 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with 3 GB of RAM and has 16 GB of storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using a microSD card.

The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.


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Key Specification of Itel S42

  • 5.65-inch (720 x 1440 pixels) HD+ IPS 2.5D Full Lamination Display with 285 ppi
  • 4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform with Adreno 308 GPU
  • 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 13MP rear cameras with LED Flash
  • 13MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture,120-degree wide angle, 5P lens, bokeh beauty mode, PDAF, dual LED flash
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 153×73.55×8.25mm
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • 3000mAh battery

Alternatively, if you want the Itel A44, then you need to know that the phone is powered by the MT6737M 64-bit Quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB in-built storage, while the A44 Pro comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.

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Key Specifications of Itel A44/A44 Pro

  • 5.45-inch (480×960 pixels) FWVGA+ IPS Full Lamination Display with 196 ppi
  • Quad-Core MediaTek MT6737M 64-bit processor with Mali-T860 MP1 400MHz
  • 1GB RAM with 8GB storage, 2GB RAM with 16GB storage (A44 Pro) expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 5MP rear cameras with LED Flash
  • 5MP / 8MP (A44 Pro) front-facing camera with LED flash
  • Fingerprint sensor, Bike Mode, Smart Key
  • Dimensions: 148×70.5×8.2mm
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
  • 2400mAh battery

Availability & Pricing

The phones will be available for purchase from Itel partnered offline retail stores

The itel S42 goes for $131, A44 will be priced at $90 and A44 Pro, no pricing information yet.



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