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.

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itel S16 Series

itel S16

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.

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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

Network Properties

  • 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)

Operating System

  • 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 – 8 MP
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

itel S16 camera


  • Radio: FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
  • 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 Specifications and Price

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.

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