Since Google announced Android Go, a trimmed down version of Android meant for devices running on 1GB RAM or less, we have seen companies rush to launch devices in this space and cockily boasting of their “performance capabilities”. The latest brand to have a bit off this cake is itel. The company has been an outstanding player when it comes to budget offerings and the itel A32F stays true to that.
itel describes the A32F as “the first fingerprint smartphone with the latest Android Oreo (Go edition) at this price range,” which would explain the F in the name of the phone, seeing that the company chose to focus on the fingerprint reader.
The itel A32F has been priced at Kes.6,499 and comes bundled with:
- 5″ Display
- Android 8.0 Oreo (Go Edition)
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB Internal Storage
- 2MP selfie camera
- 5MP main camera
- 2050mAh battery
Fingerprint for Everyone
At that price, itel has the standing ground to claim that they are delivering fingerprint functionality to everyone through this device. The fingerprint scanner on the A32F will not only be used for biometric security but it will also allow users to register up to 8 fingers that will all be allocated a certain shortcut, thus enabling users to launch certain apps directly from the lockscreen just by scanning a certain finger, take photos or videos in the camera app, answer phone calls and stop alarms.
Unexpectedly, at least at this price, the itel A32F has a metallic build – well, only on the back cover but… it also comes with curved edges on the back making it easier to handle. As mentioned earlier, the device is available for Kes.6,499 on e-commerce site, Kilimall.