itel has launched three new budget smartphones in the Indian market today. The new smartphones — S42, A44 and A44 Pro are priced under Rs 9,000, where the most premium of the lot is the S42, priced at Rs 8,499. All the phones sport an 18:9 display, fingerprint sensor, and 4G VoLTE.
The top-end smartphone — S42 is the successor to the S41 sports a 5.65-inch HD+ (720 x 1440p) display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass. The dual-SIM phone supports 4G LTE connectivity and runs on Android Oreo 8.0 out-of-the-box.
The phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 128GB.
For optics, the S42 packs a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and a 13MP front camera with an LED flash. It packs a 3000mAh battery, and aside from a fingerprint sensor, the phone has all the basic sensors like proximity, gyroscope and light sensor.
The S42 is 8.2mm thin, which points towards a decently slim and handy form factor. It comes in Black and Champagne colour variants.