The itel S42 is itel’s first ever full view smartphone with 3GB RAM that runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and powered by a Snapdragon chip as well. The company is really taking a leap and leaving their comfort zone, the S42 is an update to the S32.
The device offers great value and promises “No Slow Time”, with 3GB of RAM available. That’s not all, it packs 16GB of internal storage and 13MP selfie camera. Without further ado, meet the itel S42.
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itel S42 Key Specs and Features
・ 5.65-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
・Android 8.0 Nougat with 3GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
・16GB built-in storage and support memory card up to 128GB
・13MP rear camera and 13MP front camera
・Fingerprint sensor (rear)
・3000mAh removable Li-Ion battery
The S42 sports a plastic back cover with a unique design, you have to look closely to see the tiny lines all over the back. Making it comfortable to hold as well, the fingerprint scanner is also at the usual position.
From afar, you might think that’s two cameras at the top left, but its actually one with a LED flash underneath. itel still went ahead with the dual antenna line seen on the S32. The S42 measures 8.25mm in thickness with bezel-less at the top and bottom of the device.
It dishes out an 18:9 aspect ratio with just little bezels, the company had to follow the current trend. Even though there are still bezels allover, it offers more screen than bezels this time around.
The 5.65-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen boasts a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The pixel per inch density is up to 285, as the screen reaches 75% screen-to-body ratio. The highest in any itel smartphone and the first to come “bezel-less”.
HARDWARE and SOFTWARE
The first itel smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 chip with 4-cores of a processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The processor reaches a clock speed of just 1.4GHz and has a 28nm process technology as well. The Adreno 504 is in charge of graphics.
A massive 3GB of RAM space is available here, the highest ever on any itel smartphone. However, it still comes with the same 16GB storage on the S32, which is upgradeable up to 128GB. The S42 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
The device houses a 13MP rear shooter with LED flash, the camera has f/2.2 aperture and captures 3K resolution images. There’s another 13MP selfie camera with LED flash as well for taking selfies.
The itel S42 is powered by a removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery with no fast charging technology.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
itel S42 is available for $109 to $149, that’s about (N45,000 – N50,000).
FULL SPECIFICATION OF itel S42
・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
・Dimensions: 153 x 73.55 x 8.25 mm
・Screen Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
・Pixel Density: 285ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 75%
・Operating system: Android 8.0
・Processor: Quad-core 1.4GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 504
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 128GB
・Internal storage: 16GB
・Back Camera: 13MP
・Front Camera: 13MP
・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