Some days ago, iTel mobile announced a new smartphone in its S selfie series, the iTel S31 as a successor to the selfie-focused iTel S11. The iTel S31 and the S11 have almost the same specs, with a few differences in aspects like the display.
iTel S31 Specifications, Review and Highlights
The iTel S31 comes with a bigger 5.5-inch display with an HD (1280 * 720) pixel resolution. It features a metal body with an improved iTel S31 design. The company claims that the side bezels of the smartphone are slim, but from the press images of the phone, I don't understand how those bezels could be regarded as 'thin' at this period in technology. Maybe thin now has another meaning...
In terms of photography, the iTel S31 sports 5MP cameras at the front and the rear. The rear camera has autofocus and is accompanied by a dual LED flash, while the selfie camera comes with a soft LED flash. The highlight of its selfie camera is its 5-level beauty mode that allows you fine-tune your selfies before making use of them;
The phone packs a 2400mAh battery, suggesting that it's meant for budget buyers and light smartphone users. It's powered by an unnamed quad-core processor with a speed of 1.3GHz. Since the iTel S11 is the company's first smartphone with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the iTel S31 certainly runs on Android Marshmallow out of the box.
iTel S31 Full Phone Specifications
- 2G: GSM 900 / 1800.
- 3G: HSDPA 2100.
- 4G: No.
- Network Speed: -
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual standby).
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Design & Display
- Dimensions: -
- Weight: -
- Display size: 5.5 inches.
- Display Resolution: 1280 * 720 pixels (HD).
- Pixel Density: 267 PPI.
- Display Technology: IPS Capacitive touchscreen.
- Build: Metal aluminium design.
- Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
- Colours: Champagne Gold, Rose Gold & Black.
- Processor Name/Technology: -
- Processor Speed: 1.3GHz.
- Number of Processor Cores: Quad-core.
- Graphics Processor: -
- RAM: 1GB.
- Internal Storage: 16GB.
- External Storage: microSD, up to 32GB.
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light & Proximity Sensor.
- Rear: 5MP with Autofocus.
- LED Flash: Yes, Dual.
- Video recording: Yes.
- Front-facing: 5MP with soft LED flash & 5-level face beauty mode.
- Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- Audio Technology: -
- Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Bluetooth: v4.0.
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP.
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
- USB: micro-USB v2.0.
- USB OTG: No.
- NFC: No.
- 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
- Battery Capacity: 3000mAh.
- Battery Technology: Li-ion.
- Removable? Yes.
- Charging: Fast Charge – No.
- Power Management: Marshmallow's Battery Saving mode.
- Extra Features: -
- Launch Date: January 6, 2017.
- Availability: January 13, 2017.
- Sales stores/platforms:
- Online: 3CHub, Slot.ng.
- Offline: 3C Hub, Slot.
- Launch Price
- Nigeria: ₦28,000.
- Kenya: KSh. 6436.
- Ghana: GH₵ 267.
- USA: $62
Availability and Price of iTel S31 in Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana
The iTel S31 would be available on popular e-commerce stores in Nigeria like 3C Hub and Slot from the 13th of January, and it's going to cost N23,000 in Nigeria. Prices may vary slightly, depending on your location in the country.