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Itel is all set to launch a budget smartphone under Rs. 8000; It will have a 6,000mAh battery: report


Itel is said to be preparing to launch a new budget smartphone in India, which will have a 6,000mAh battery. The phone will be priced under Rs. 8,000 in India, according to a report. The budget smartphone will pack a 6,000mAh battery and offer 18W fast charging support. It will also reportedly have a 6.6-inch HD display. However, the details of the upcoming Itel smartphone, such as the name, model number, and specifications, have not yet been officially disclosed by the company.

According to a report by 91Mobiles which cites unnamed sources, Chinese smartphone maker Itel is all set to launch a new budget smartphone in India. The smartphone is expected to make its way to the country “soon” and will be priced under Rs. 8,000, according to the report.

The report claims that the upcoming smartphone from Itel will feature a 6.6-inch HD+ display. As mentioned earlier, the smartphone is expected to pack a 6,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. However, additional details about the phone’s specifications, launch schedule, and pricing were not revealed by the company.

It was recently said that Itel is a leading brand among first-time smartphone buyers in the sub-regions. 8,000 categories, according to a report based on a recent consumer survey by Counterpoint Research commissioned by the phone maker. The company recently launched the Itel A60 in India, as the latest entry-level phone from the Chinese company.

Itel A60 is powered by quad-core SC9832E SoC paired with 2GB of RAM, and features a 6.6 inch IPS LCD display with a waterdrop notch. It features an 8MP AI dual camera with LED flash, along with a 5MP selfie camera. The Itel A60 packs a 5,00mAh battery that can provide up to 30 hours of talk time and 750 hours of standby time, according to the company.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.