Itel A44 Air Goes Live in India with Android Go OS
Itel A44 Air is Itel’s Latest budget smartphone and for a budget smartphone, it has a lot going for it. First, it is equipped with dual rear cameras and the single front-facing camera with LED has facial recognition, aka Face ID. Obviously, it runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition), has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of Storage with a starting price below $80. Let’s dive a little deeper.
Itel A44 Air Key Specs
・5.45-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 480 x 960 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) 1GB Of RAM
・Quad-core 1.4GHz, Unisoc SC9832E
・8GBGB built-in storage
・5MP + 0.8MP rear camera and 2MP selfie camera
・2,400mAh non-removable battery
Itel A44 Air Design And Display
Itel A44 is rocking a 5.45-inch IPS LCD panel with a screen resolution of 480 x 960. It has an 18:9 aspect ratio, leaving more than enough room at the top for the single front-facing camera. At the back is where we have the dual camera setup. There is no fingerprint at the back or anywhere else on the device but the back is a textured panel, obviously from plastic to provide a better grip. Colour options available for the Itel A44 Air are Blusher Gold, Elegant Blue and Slate Grey colour.
Itel A44 Air Camera Review
The rear camera on the Itel A44 Air comprises of a main 5MP camera supported by a secondary 0.8MP camera with an LED flash. The camera is equipped with AI Super night mode which makes low light shots come out pretty nice. You can also create a bokeh effect using the camera, thanks to the dual camera setup. As for the 2MP front-facing camera, it is also equipped with an AI Face beauty technology which aims to beautify your selfies. The front facing camera can also be used for Face Unlock.
Itel A44 Air Hardware and Software
Inside the device is the Unisoc SC9832E SoC which is has a quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. This is paired with 1GB of RAM for efficient multitasking and 8GB of Internal storage which is also expandable, up to 32GB. Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) runs on the device with Itel’s UI on top.
Battery & Network Connectivity
Giving this device all the juice it needs is a 2,400mAh battery. Obviously, there is no fast charging here. However, it does have 4G VoLTE, WiFi, WiFi direct, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth and a micro USB port.
Itel A44 Air Price and Availability
This device costs Rs 4,999 in India which is approximately $70 hence being among one of the most affordable budget smartphone out there with dual rear cameras and support for Face Unlock.
Itel A44 Air Full Specifications
SIM: (Dual Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by)
Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Screen Resolution: 18:9, 480 x 960 pixels
Software and performance
Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
Chipset: Unisoc SC9832E, Quad-core 1.5GHz
RAM: 1GB RAM
Internal Storage: 8GB
Card Slot: Yes, up to 32GB
Primary: 13MP + 0.8MP – LED Flash
Network and Connectivity
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: 2100 MHz
USB: Yes, microUSB 2.0
Audio Jack: Yes
Fingerprint Sensor: No
Sensor: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
Capacity: 2,400mAh, non-removable
Fast Charging: No
OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
Recommended Retail Price: $70