Itel A49 has been launched in Nepal. The budget smartphone from Itel has been released in Nepal with another model, Itel Vision 3. Very less known to the public, Itel has been releasing various models in the market. It also has a number of feature phones available in the market.
The new release A49 has some basic offerings. The smartphone comes with a big display, which can be good for viewing media. The phone also has a good design and comes with a dual camera setup. The phone has several quality features on its build, ensuring its durability in different conditions.
Let’s get into the details of the phone.
|Dimension||Length: 165.44 mm |
Width: 76.17 mm
Thickness: 9.60 mm
|Display||6.60-inch, IPS LCD|
|Resolution||720*1,612, 266 PPI density|
|OS||Android 11 Go edition|
|Chipset||Unisoc SC9832e (28nm)|
|GPU||Mali T820 MP2|
|Camera||Front: 5 MP, HDR |
Rear: 5 MP, AF
3.5mm headphone jack
|Battery||4,000mAh, li-po, non-removable|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted) |
|Colours||Black, purple and green|
|Price||Rs 11,300 (2GB/32GB)|
Design and display
Itel A49 comes with a glass front and a plastic body build. The phone has what Itel calls a pearl shell design, which reflects a textured finish when exposed to the sunlight. The back panel of the phone also includes a pill-shaped camera panel, housing camera sensors and an LED flash. The back panel also houses a fingerprint scanner for biometrics. Itel branding on the bottom left looks good and neat. The phone has curved sides with round corners, which is a basic design.
The phone has a thickness of 9.60 mm whereas the weight has not been disclosed. It is available in black, purple and green colour variants. Furthermore, to ensure the durability of the phone, Itel has marketed that the phone has:
- Resistance to ordinary drops
- Dust and moisture-proof
- Safe use at extreme temperature
- Stable internal and external structure
On the front is a 6.60-inch water-drop notch IPS LCD display offering a resolution of 720*1,612 pixels and 266 PPI. The display also supports a refresh rate of 60Hz, which seems normal for an entry-level smartphone. Similarly, a 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio allows for a broader view.
Itel A49 has a dual camera setup on the back. The pill-shaped camera panel houses a 5MP camera sensor with an auto-focus feature and another QVGA sensor. Accompanying the cameras is a LED flash, which resides between the sensors. On the front is another 5MP camera sensor, which resides inside the water-drop notch and has an HDR feature. The camera can record up to 720p resolution videos.
Performance and storage
Itel A49 runs on Android 11 Go edition. The phone is powered by Unisoc SC9832e (28nm) chipset while the graphics are handled by Mali T820 MP2. Since this is a budget smartphone, gaming that requires graphical use should not be expected.
For the storage, Itel A49 is currently available in 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The storage can be further expanded to 128GB with the help of a microSD card.
Battery life, connectivity and others
Itel A49 comes with a 4,000mAh non-removable li-po battery. The battery power on the phone should provide up to 20 hours of talk time, up to 121 hours of music playback time and up to 14.81 hours of video playback. The battery gets charged with a 5W charger.
The phone supports dual sim cards with 4G network connectivity. Furthermore, the phone also supports GPS and FM radio. The Bluetooth 4.0 feature on the phone can be used for wireless pairing with other devices and for charging and wired connectivity the phone uses micro USB 2.0. For audio, the phone has a loudspeaker as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The price of Itel A49 is Rs 11,300.