Itel Mobile recently celebrated its 10th year anniversary at an event held in Lagos, and the company took the opportunity to add two new devices, the Itel S32 and S12 to its inventory of smartphones in Nigeria.
Of the two smartphones unveiled that day, only details of the Itel S32 have been released. The Itel S32 is the successor to the Itel S31 that was launched earlier in the year with wide-angle selfies, and as you would expect, the S32 improves on its predecessor with dual selfie cameras.
The big guys at MobilityArena were able to attend the anniversary and take some hands-on photos of the smartphone, as well as its specifications visible to the human eye. These we share with you in this post.
Itel S32 Review
The Itel S32 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, which shouldn’t be surprising as this is what smartphones in its category come with these days. On top of this, you get a slightly customised user interface from Itel. I didn’t use to like the UI on Itel smartphones, but the company has really improved over time and the S32 should be given a try if you’re comfortable with its other specs.
Design & Display
The Itel S32 comes with a standard 5.5-inch display which is made with 2.5D curved glass. We don’t have the full details yet, but I expect that the device would have a Full HD (1920 * 1080) pixel resolution, because why not?
The smartphone has a metal aluminium back and polycarbonate design, and while it’s not there yet when compared to other smartphones in its category from other OEMs, it improves on the design of previous Itel smartphones and adds a more premium feel.
Memory & Performance
The Itel S32 unveiled at the company’s anniversary event has 1GB of RAM, but there is a variant (Itel S32 LTE) of the smartphone with 2GB of RAM. It also has 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded using an external microSD card. Details about the processor and GPU of the smartphone are yet to be determined.
At the rear of the smartphone, an 8MP camera and LED flash are present to handle the main photography functions. The front is, however, more interesting, as it features two selfie cameras that allow you to capture depth-of-field information of images.
The primary selfie camera has a 63-degree portrait lens for taking single selfies, and the secondary selfie camera has an 86-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, which when combined with the primary camera, allows you to take 120-degree group selfie pictures.
Battery & Connectivity
Mid-range Itel smartphones have always had this as a strong point, and the Itel S32 doesn’t disappoint with a 3000mAh battery. It offers the usual connectivity options and comes in a 4G LTE-enabled variant. The smartphone also features a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel for advanced security functions.
Itel S32 Full Specifications
- 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
- 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz.
- 4G: Yes, LTE.
- Network Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps.
- SIM Type: Micro SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM.
- OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat).
- User Interface: n/a.
Design & Display
- Dimensions: n/a
- Weight: n/a.
- Display size: 5.5 inches.
- Pixel Resolution: 1920 * 1080 pixels (Full HD).
- Pixel Density: n/a.
- Display Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.
- Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
- Build: Aluminium back panel.
- Protection: 2.5D curved glass.
- Colours: n/a.
- Processor Name/Technology: n/a.
- Processor Speed: n/a.
- Number of Processor Cores: n/a.
- Graphics Processor: n/a.
- RAM: 1GB / 2GB.
- Internal Storage: 16GB.
- External Storage: expandable with microSD.
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Fingerprint sensor.
- Lens: 8MP.
- LED Flash: Yes.
- Video recording: Yes.
- Properties: n/a.
- Lens: Dual cameras.
- LED Flash: No
- Video recording: –
- 63-degrees primary lens.
- 86-degrees ultra-wide secondary lens.
- 120-degrees group selfie pictures.
- 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: Bluetooth 4.2.
- Bluetooth Profiles: LE.
- WiFi: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
- GPS: Yes
- USB: v2.0.
- USB OTG: Yes.
- NFC: No.
- 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
- Battery Capacity: 3000mAh.
- Battery Technology: Li-ion.
- Removable? No.
- Fast Charging: No.
- Extra Features: –
- Launch Date: October 20, 2017.
- Availability: Q4 2017.
How much is Itel S32 in Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana?
The standard variant of the Itel S32 that will become available first will cost around N33,000 ($90) in Nigeria while the variant with 4G LTE and 2GB of RAM will cost around N45,000 ($118) in Nigeria when it’s released.