itel A49 with 6.6-inch screen, 4,000mAh battery launched: Specs & Price

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer itel has today, announced a new budget smartphone in India. The itel A49, which is the successor to the itel A48 of last year is said to be the most affordable smartphone with a 6.6-inch HD+ waterdrop notch screen in the country.

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The itel A49 sports a 6.6-inch display with a waterdrop notch for the front camera. It has an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and a refresh rate of 60Hz.

Under the hood, the A49 is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The SoC also has the PowerVR GE8320 GPU onboard. The device comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. With a TF card, users can expand the memory capacity of the device by up to 128GB.

The device packs a 4000mAh battery with no specified fast charging support, however, it is rumored to offer 5W/10W of charging capacity. The device runs Android 11 (Go Edition) out of the box and comes with AI Face Unlocking and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security.

itel A49 specs

As for its optics, the device has a dual-camera setup in a pill-shaped camera module. The main camera present on the device is a 5-megapixel sensor and the other cutout hosts a VGA sensor. The LED flash is also placed inside the camera module. On the front, we get a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies.

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Itel A49 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, March 14
  • Status: Available. Released 2022, March

Design

  • Dimensions: mm
  • Weight: g
  • Build: Plastic
  • Colors: Crystal Purple, Dome Blue, Sky Cyan
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.6 inches
  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels
  • Protection: Scratch Resistant Glass

Operating System

  • Android 11 (Go Edition)

Hardware

  • Chipset: UniSoC Spreadtrum SC9832E
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-53 (32nm)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 64 GB via microSD card

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Dual
  • 5 MP
  • AI Lens
  • Features: Single LED-Flash, Geo-tagging,Touch focus
  • Video: 720p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 5MP
  • Features: Face Unlock, Face Beauty
  • Video: 480p

Multimedia

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

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • USB: Micro USB 2.0
  • NFC: No
  • GPS: Yes

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
  • Charging: Regular

itel A49 Price and Availability

The device has been launched as itel’s new budget offering in India and therefore is priced aggressively. The itel A49 comes with a single storage configuration on 2GB RAM + 32GB storage which comes with a price tag of Rs 6,999 ($92).

itel A49 in colors

The device is offered in three color variants – Crystal Purple, Dome Blue, and Sky Cyan.

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