Itel P55 and Itel P55+ were unveiled in India on Thursday (February 8) as the latest budget-friendly offerings from the Chinese smartphone brand. The new handsets come with an iPhone-like dynamic bar that allows users to quickly access notifications and face unlock features. Both the Itel P55 and Itel P55+ are powered by Unisoc T606 SoC with up to 256GB of storage. Like recent itel handsets, the itel P55 series offers support for Memory Fusion technology to expand onboard memory by using unused storage. They are backed by 5,000mAh battery units. Itel P55+ has support for 45W fast charging.
itel P55, itel P55+ price in India, availability
Itel P55 is priced at Rs. Rs 7,999 for the 12GB RAM (including virtual RAM) + 128GB storage variant. It has been introduced in Aurora Blue, Moonlight Black and Brilliant Gold color options. Itel P55+, on the other hand, is priced at Rs. Rs 9,499 for the 16GB RAM (including virtual RAM) + 256GB storage variant. It is available in Meteor Black and Royal Green colors. The Royal Green variant of the Plus model has also been introduced in vegan leather finish. The prices mentioned include bank discounts.
Both itel handsets will be available for sale on Amazon from February 13, 12:00 PM IST. The new series comes as a follow-up to last year's Itel P40 smartphone. To recall, Itel P40 was launched in March last year with a price tag of Rs. 7,699. Itel P40+ was launched later in July for Rs. 8,099.
itel P55, itel P55+ Specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) itel P55 and itel P55+ run on Android 13 and feature a 6.6-inch HD+ (720 x 1,640 pixels) display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The screen has a hole-punch cutout to house the selfie camera. The display supports the Dynamic Bar feature for quick access to face unlock, background calls, battery notifications and more.
As mentioned, the Itel P55 series features an octa-core Unisoc T606 SoC under the hood. With memory fusion technology, the onboard RAM in new smartphones can be virtually expanded for better performance. Itel P55+ comes with 16GB RAM including virtual memory and 256GB onboard storage. In contrast, the Itel P55 is offered in 12GB and 24GB RAM options (including virtual memory) with 128GB of storage as standard.
For photos and videos, the Itel P55 and Itel P55+ sport an AI-supported 50-megapixel dual rear camera setup. For selfies and video calls, both the handsets have an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Itel P55+ offers face unlock feature and is equipped with a fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. Connectivity options on the device include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 4G, audio jack, and a USB Type-C port.
Itel has equipped both the Itel P55 and Itel P55+ with a 5,000mAh battery unit. The first comes with support for 18W fast charging, while the second supports 45W fast charging. The 45W fast charging technology is claimed to bring the battery level up to 70 percent in 30 minutes. The Plus variant offers three modes for charging – Hypercharge, Low Temp Charging and AI-based Smart.