itel has launched a budget-centric phone in Nigeria called the itel S17. The handset is the successor to the S16 launched exactly last year. The new offering comes with a large notch display, triple camera setup, and a big 5,000mAh battery.
The itel S17 comes with a polycarbonate body featuring a dew-drop notch panel. It has a 6.6-inch IPS display with an HD+ resolution. Upfront, it has a single 8MP camera for selfies. Moving to the rear, it is equipped with a triple camera system. It has an 8MP primary lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 0.3MP AI camera lens.
Under the hood, it comes powered by an unknown quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3GHz. It has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It also has a microSD card slot for additional storage up to 64GB. It houses a 5,000mAh battery with a standard charging speed.
The smartphone runs on Android 11 Go Edition and has itel’s custom skin and a few pre-installed applications.
itel S17 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: 2021, October 8
- Status: Available. Released 2020, October
- Dimensions: x x mm
- Weight: g
- Build: Plastic
- Colors: Multicolor Green, Sky Blue, Deep-Ocean Black
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 6.6 inches, 88.9 cm2 (~81.2% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 720 x 1612 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~272 ppi density)
- Android 11 (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 128 GB via microSD card
- Main Camera: Triple
- 8 MP
- 2 MP
- 3 MP
- Features: LED Flash, HDR
- Video: 720p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP
- Features: Face Unlock, Face Beauty, HDR
- Video: 720p
- Radio: FM Radio
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- NFC: No
- GPS: Yes
- USB: Micro USB 2.0
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
- Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery
itel S17 Price in Nigeria
The itel S17 is priced at N45,000(~$110) for the only configuration with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The smartphone is available in three colour options Sky Blue, Multicolor Green, and Deep-Ocean Black.
It will be available for purchase from next week in both offline and online markets.