The itel A44 is a bezel-less smartphone which was launched along with other devices in India, targeting those on a budget. The device will be available in all countries soon, and unlike the S42, the A44 still houses a MediaTek chip.
Just like like their range of budget smartphones, the A44 is very “lite” in that aspect, packing just 1GB RAM and 8GB Storage. Want to know more? Stay with me.
Where to Buy itel A44 ?
itel A44 Key Specs and Features
・ 5.45-inch, FWVGA+ IPS capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels
・Android 7.0 Nougat with 1GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737M
・8GB built-in storage and support memory card up to 128GB
・5MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・Fingerprint sensor (rear)
・2400mAh removable Li-Ion battery
From afar, it looks like the Infinix Hot 4, completely different from the S42. Sports a plastic cover just like most budget smartphones, the rear camera and LED flash are horizontal at the top.
While the fingerprint follows suit in close proximity, the itel logo is also visible in the bottom corner. The volume keys and power button are to the right from a user’s view.
Ships with the current trend, the A44 is a very affordable bezel-less smartphone, with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The bezels were reduced perfectly, better than what we typically see from itel. The A44 should display videos and movies now in Full View, according to itel.
The 5.45-inch FWVGA+ IPS capacitive touchscreen boasts a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The pixel per inch density on this bezel-less screen is 285, while the screen stretches up to 74% screen to body ratio.
HARDWARE and SOFTWARE
Under the hood, you get a MediaTek MT6737M chip which is a 4-core processor with a 64-bit CPU architecture. The quad-core processor clocks at 1.3GHz and has a 28nm process technology as well. Handling graphics is a Mali graphics processor.
There’s just 1GB RAM here with a memory speed of 533MHz for light multitasking. While for storage, 8GB storage space is available and upgradeable up to 128GB with a memory card. The A44 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
For photography, there’s a 5MP rear camera with f/2.4 aperture capturing just 2K resolution images. The rear camera comes with a LED flash and other features as well. Another 5MP selfie camera is at the top bezel as well, with f/2.4 aperture and LED flash.
The itel A44 is powered by a removable Li-Ion 2400mAh battery with no fast charging technology.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
itel A44 is available for $69 to $99, that’s about (N20,000 – N30,000).
FULL SPECIFICATION OF itel A44
・Announced: March 2018
・Status: Available. March 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Micro)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Plastic
・Screen Type: FWVGA+ IPS capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
・Pixel Density: 285ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 74%
・Operating system: Android 7.0
・Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz
・Chipset type: Mediatek MT6737M
・Graphics Processing Unit: Mali
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 128GB
・Internal storage: 8GB
・Back Camera: 5MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED Flash
・Front Flash: Yes
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
・USB: type 2.0
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No