It’s no longer news that Itel has toned down featuring Spreadtrum chip in their phones in favor of Mediatek chips. It started from the Itel S11 and S31. The Itel 1513 features a Spreadtrum chip and is apparently one of the last Itel Spreadtrum phones we might be seeing; would’ve loved to see an Itel Nougat phone powered by SPD. In my previous Itel post, I took a look at Itel phones with 4G VOLTE support and will be looking at the recently released, launched or announced Itel phones to try get a sense of where Itel is heading (Specs-wise).
Comparison of Itel A12, A51, P12 & P51 specifications
|Specs vs Model||A12||A51||P12||P51|
|Android OS||6.0 (Marshmallow)||6.0 (Marshmallow)||6.0 (Marshmallow)||7.0 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Spreadtrum SC7731||Spreadtrum SC7731||Spreadtrum SC7731||Mediatek MT6580W|
|Processor||Quad-core, 1.2 GHz||Quad-core, 1.3 GHz||Quad-core, 1.2 GHz||Quad-core, 1.3 GHz|
|Dimension||145.5*73.5*9.5 mm||155*77.9*9.0 mm||145*72.9*9.9 mm||155.8*77.5*8.9 mm|
|Display||5.0” Screen||5.5″ Screen||5.0” Screen||5.5” HD Screen|
|Camera||5.0 MP Back : 0.3 MP Front||5.0 MP Back : 2.0 MP Front||5.0 MP Back : 2.0 MP Front||8.0 MP Back : 2.0 MP Front|
|RAM||512 MB||1 GB||512 (MB)||1 GB|
|ROM||8 GB||16 GB||8 GB||16 GB|
|External storage (SD)||Up to 32 GB||Up to 32 GB||Up to 32 GB||Up to 32GB|
|Battery||2400 mAh||2700 mAh||5000 mAh||5000 mAh|
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From the comparison above, Itel is still flirting with the Spreadtrum chipset and I suspect they might not ditch Spreadtrum entirely just yet. Maybe the low end Itel phones will still be powered by Spreadtrum chips (to make them cheap) while mid range phones will be powered by Mediatek chips. We’re yet to see a truly mid range Itel phone let alone a Flagship but Its OK, Itel seems to be after the low end market.
The Itel P51 is Itel’s first Nougat phone. Sadly, only the Android version stands out. The camera doesn’t because we’ve seen similar or better in the Itel 1511, 1518 & 1520 .