iTel has announced the availability of its latest smartphone in the A series – the A70 4G which succeeds the A60 that was launched early this year. The A70 brings neat upgrades and design changes that make it better than the A60.
iTel keeps the same screen size and resolution as the A60 – you get a 6.6-inch 720p screen with the standard 60Hz refresh rate included.
The Itel A70 ships in four beautiful colours including Stylish Black, Brilliant Gold, Field Green and Azure Blue. The black version has a sort of shimmer and all units have the Awesome logo at the lower back.
This time round itel switched the ports as the A70 sports a Type-C charging port instead of the microUSB charging port. It also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint reader for biometrics which the A60 didn’t have.
The processor, RAM and storage configurations get upgraded as well. Itel A70 gets a relatively faster Unisco T603 chipset paired either 3GB or 4GB of onboard RAM expandable up to 8GB with additional virtual RAM thanks to itel0S 13. It has either 128GB and 256GB of onboard storage with the option to exp[and via external MicroSD card.
Instead of the Android 12(Go Edition), itel A70 ships with the full-fledged Android 13 operating system.
Cameras get upgraded as well. Itel A70 comes with a 13MP dual main cameras and an 8MP selfie camera. This is a better setup than the A60’s 8MP dual main and 5MP selfie camera. Both cameras record 1080p video.
Itel keeps the same battery capacity as its predecessor at 5000mAh and adds support for Type-C charging capped at 10W.
Inside the box, you get the phone, earphones, sim ejector tool, charger and cable plus a black matte back case.
Itel A70 goes for Ksh 13,000 at itel retail stores countrywide, partner stores and online on Jumia and Kilimall.
Itel has partnered with Safaricom and Easybuy to offer device financing plans like the former’s Lipa Mdogo Mdogo plan. These plans are available at Safaricom’s official shops and select partner retail stores.
Itel also announced a rebrand to celebrate its 16 years of operation with a focus on the youth and unveiled a new logo with a new tagline – Enjoy Better Life. They also unified their ecosystem from children’s electronics to personal care and power accessories under KeeKid, Sundaze and Power Master.
The new logo will be featured on the company’s consumer tech items.
Itel plans to launch an experience store for its tech items as it expands its market to three more countries – it currently operates in 17 countries.