itel has launched the itel S16, S16 Pro and S16 Pro 4G LTE version in an event in Kenya. The event witnessed the arrival of a number of itel home gadgets. Apart from the itel S16 series, some of the gadgets announced includes Satellite TVs in three sizes (24, 32 and 43-inches) with a built-in decoder. This also includes an Android smart TV, itel smart band (IFB-11), wireless earbuds (IT-W60), a 10,000mAh power bank (IPP-51).
The S16-series are the direct successor to the S15-series launched last year. Unfortunately, while we were expecting a stronger CPU, all we can see is new design, larger displays, and yes, the S16-series now has three smartphone models in the series.
itel S16 Series
The itel S16 is built around a 6.5-inches display a dewdrop notch and 480 x 960 pixels resolution. The unit offers triple rear cameras of which the primary snapper is an 8-megapixel. The S16 Pro comes in a larger 6.6-inches display with 720 x 1600 pixels. It has a tall 20:9 aspect ratio and bundled with three cameras as well, but the primary lens is now 13-megapixel
The S16 has 1GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage, while the Pro version has 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, which is expandable on both sides.
Then a third variant dubbed itel S16 Pro 4G LTE. As the name suggests, this one has 4G LTE network, and might have a faster octa-core, possible the UNISOC SC9863A CPU. The rest of the specs remain same with the non-4G pro version.
All three models are powered by a 4000mAh battery, support dual SIMs and run on Google Android 10 (Go Edition) out of the box.
itel S16 Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G bands: No
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- Announced: 2020, September 18
- Status: Available. Released 2020, September
- Dimensions: 166.7 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm
- Weight: g
- Build: Plastic
- Colors: Crystal Blue, Dazzle Black and Ceramic Green
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 6.5 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~81.2% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~220 ppi density)
- Android 10 (Go Edition)
- Chipset: Spreadtrum UNISOC SC7731E
- CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
- GPU: Mali T820 MP1
- RAM: 1 GB
- Internal Storage: 16 GB
- Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 64 GB via microSD card
- Main Camera: Triple
- 8 MP
- 2 MP
- 3 MP
- Features: Single LED Flash, Autofocus, Panorama, HDR
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Single â€“ 8 MP
- Features: HDR
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Radio: FM Radio
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
- GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- USB: microUSB v2.0.
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
- Battery Type and Capacity: Removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
- Charging: 5W regular charging
Model: itel W6502
itel S16 Price and Availability
As for pricing and availability, standard S16 is currently available in Kenya at Ksh. 7,799 (About US$ 72). The devices are already listed on some online stores such as Kilimall and Xpark.