What to expect from Itel’s latest Android phone set to be announced in three days

Itel has (in the last couple of days) been dropping hints on a new device to be launched. Recall we’d recently posted a review of the Itel it1513 launched last year. Its 3 days to go and here’s what we know about this mystery model so far:

  • 5.5″ HD IPS display
  • 1.6 mm Bezel
  • 1.3 GHz Quad-core Cortex A7 Processor
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Black, Rose Gold & Pure Gold colors

Here are a couple of shots:

Latest Itel Phones 2017

Newest Itel phones

From my experience with Itel phones (I’ve used quite a number for Spreadtrum Android projects), I’m not expecting much of a deviation from existing models. To help predict the specifications of this new model, let’s do a parallel comparison of their last five models.

Tabular specs comparison of Itel it1556, it1516 Plus, S11, Prime III and it1513

ModelAndroid OSDimension (mm)Display (Inches)ResolutionCamera (Primary ; Secndary)RAM (GB)ROM (GB)ProcessorChipsetBattery (mAh)
it15136.0144×74.3×9.15480×8545.0 MP ; 2.0 MP18Quad-core, 1.2GHzSpreadtrum2100
Prime III5.1190x110x10.571024×6005.0 MP ; 2.0 MP116Quad-core, 1.3GHzSpreadtrum6000
S116.0145×73.4×8.75480×8545.0 MP ; 5.0 MP18Quad-core, 1.3GHzMediatek2400
it1516 Plus5.1145.5×72.8×9.955480×8545.0 MP ; 2.0 MP18Quad-core 1.2GHzSpreadtrum5000**
it15565.1156×79.3×9.95.5480×8545.0 MP ; 2.0 MP0.58Quad-core 1.2GHzSpreadtrum5000**

** OTG Reverse Charging support

What to expect

What first caught my attention was the thinner than normal Bezel. Outside that, I don’t expect much outside a:

  • Spreadtrum SC77xx chipset (I don’t think it’ll be Mediatek)
  • 480×854 resolution
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB ROM
  • Launch price < ₦28,500
  • 3000 mAh battery or less
  • 5.0 or or less on Primary and Secondary cameras
  • No 4G LTE support
  • No USB Type C or OTG reverse charging


The specs above are not the official specs. They are just my projections based on Itel’s release pattern. I could be wrong on any or all and will therefore drop the official specs once announced.


Disappointingly, its the Itel S31. Looking at the specs and design, I suspected it was the S31. Actually thought it would be a modification of the S31 with a little of the it1513’s specs.

Itel S31 specifications

  • The S31 has a 2400 mAh battery
  • 5.0 MP primary and 5.0 MP secondary camera
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB ROM
  • Price ₦35,000
  • Chipset Mediatek MT6580W