Transsion brand itel has launched itel A23 Pro in India. It is now the most affordable 4G smartphone in India right now, though an entry-level 4G smartphone. The new device is aimed at first-time smartphone buyers and tier 3 as well as below markets. Hence, the specifications of this handset are nothing to write home about.
The itel A23 Pro is built around a 5-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and 196 PPI. The phone measures 145.4×73.9×9.85mm in dimensions.
The phone is powered by a UNISOC SC9832E chipset coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage.
The device has a single 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera. On the connectivity front, the handset supports dual-SIM, 4G, single-band WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.2.
Being an entry-level smartphone, it comes with a MicroUSB port, MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB), and 3.5mm headphone jack. Due to its limited 1GB RAM, the phone runs Android 10 Go Edition.
Lastly, the itel A23 Pro is backed by a 2,400mAh battery.
itel A23 Pro Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 4G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
- Announced: 2021, May 27
- Status: Available. Released 2021, May
- Dimensions: 145.4 × 73.9 × 9.85 mm
- Weight: g
- Build: Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
- Colors: Lake Blue, Sapphire Blue
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD, 16M colors
- Size: 5 inches
- Resolution: 854 x 480 pixels, (~196ppi density)
- Android 10 (Go Edition)
- Chipset: UniSoC Spreadtrum SC9832e
- CPU: Quad-core 1.4 GHz
- Storage: 8GB, 1GB RAM
- Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 32 GB via microSD card
- Main Camera: Single – 2 MP
- Features: Single LED
- Video: 720p
- Selfie Camera: Single – 0.3 MP (VGA)
- Radio: FM Radio
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- Bluetooth: v4.2
- USB: Micro USB 2.0
- NFC: No
- GPS: Yes
- Sensors: accelerometer, proximity
- Battery Type and Capacity: Removable Li-Io 2400 mAh battery
- Fast Charging: No
itel A23 Pro Price and Availability
The itel A23 Pro comes in two colors (Lake Blue, Sapphire Blue) and it’s priced at INR 4,999 ($69). However, due to a strategic partnership with Reliance Jio (the largest carrier in the country), customers can buy this phone for only INR 3,899 ($54).
The device will be available for purchase starting June 1 from Reliance Digital retail stores and website, MyJio retail stores, and over 2 lakh partner retail stores.
itel Nigeria also has similar partnership with MTN Nigeria. Click here for more info.