Here’s the thing. If you go out today looking to buy a new phone, however inexpensive, you are bound to get a smartphone for that fits your budget. It is getting harder to justify getting a feature phone.
Transsion understands this predicament the market faces and also acknowledges that smartphones are the future. As such, the company has multiple devices to cater to the entry-level segment of the market.
The iTel A56 is the company’s latest attempt to dominate the entry level smartphone segment. For its price, this device packs quite a bit. Below is the iTel A56 specsheet.
|Display||5.5” HD+ IPS Full Screen 1440*720|
|Selfie Camera||5.0MP FF Selfie Camera with flash|
|Rear Camera||5.0MP AF Rear Camera with flash|
|Processor||SC7731E Quad-core 1.3GHz|
|Memory||1GB RAM + 16GB ROM, SD Card up to 32GB|
|System||AndroidTM Pie (Go edition)|
|Others features||Face Unlock + Fingerprint Sensor, GPS Enabled|
|Colours||Gradation Blue, Black|
Some of the halo features that this smartphone boasts of include a Face Unlock feature. According to the company, this device is able to authenticate your face and unlock automatically even in low light.
Since this relies on the front-facing camera and not on any fancy Dot-projectors or Infrared light like say the iPhone or the Pocophone, that means this is only a 2D face unlock feature. However, for the price, this is impressive.
The iTel A56 also boasts of a huge 4000mAh battery cell. That, coupled with relatively power-efficient internals means this device should see you through a full day of work with little fuss.
The iTel A56 is also a looker. This device does not look inexpensive. This is thanks to a thoughtful design that emphasizes on curves and a slim profile to achieve this look and feel.
As mentioned, this device is available in Kenya for a starting price of KES 6,999.
Users who purchase the device from the company’s e-commerce platform, Xpark, will get a free headphone gift and deliver will be done at no extra fee.
At the price, this device is a no-brainer if you’re in the market for an affordable smartphone.