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itel A56 and A56 Pro (itel A56 Series) affordable phones: specs and prices inside

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Quick Specs Of itel A56
  • OS: Android 9 Pie (Go Edition)
  • Release date: March 2020
  • Network Type: 2G/3G
  • Display: 6-inch LCD
  • Processor: Unisoc SC7731E
  • Selfie Camera: 5MP
  • Rear camera: 8MP dual sensors
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB
  • Battery: 4000mAh
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itel A56 is the successor to itel A55. As an entry-level, cheap Android smartphone, it runs Android 9 (Go Edition). Go Edition is an optimized version of Android OS designed to run use less resources and so run smoother on entry-level hardware.

The Pro version is a slightly souped up version, with a bump in RAM and internal memory. It is fitted with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. All other specs are the same.

Quick Specs of the Pro
  • OS: Android 9 Pie (Go Edition).
  • Release date: March 2020.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G
  • Display: 6-inch LCD
  • Processor: Unisoc SC7731E
  • Selfie Camera: 5MP
  • Rear camera: 8MP dual sensors
  • RAM: 2GB,
  • ROM: 32GB
  • Battery: 4000mAh.
  • Phone Status: Official.
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itel A56 Specs

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

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  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: No.
  • 5G mobile network bands: No.
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM.
  • Software / OS: Android 9 Pie (Go Edition)
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Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 159.7 x 77.76 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 6 inches, 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD.
  • Colours: Blue. Black. Gold.
  • Physical Build: Plastic.
itel A56 specs: cheap Android smartphone

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Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 1.3GHz Quad-core, Cortex-A7
  • Processor Name: Unisoc SC7731E
  • Graphics Processor: ARM Mali T820 MP1
  • RAM: 1 GB. A56 Pro has 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB. A56 Pro has 32 GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
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Photography, Video Recording

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP main sensor + VGA sensor, LED flash, 720p@30fps video recording
  • Front-facing Camera: 5 MP, Face Recognition, screen fill light., 720p video capture.
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Audio, Video Playback

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  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack.
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Phone Sensors

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  • Digital Compass: No.
  • Accelerometer: No.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: No.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): No.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.
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Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes.
  • USB: microUSB v2.0.
  • NFC: No.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 4000 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 5W regular charging
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Number: W6004.

itel A56 Price and Release Date

  • Announced: March 2020
  • Release Date: March 2020
  • Country Availability: Nigeria. Ghana. Kenya. Uganda. Tanzania. India. Pakistan.
  • Price: GH₵ 370 in Ghana. UGX 240,000 in Uganda.
  • itel A56 price in Nigeria: ₦20,500

A56 Pro, with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, sells for ₦28,000.

itel a56 price and specifications

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Is itel A56 a 4g phone?

No; it is not a 4G phone. It supports only 2G and 3G networks.

is itel A56 battery removable?

No; the battery is not removable.

Is itel A56 good for gaming?

Because it is an entry-level Android phone, it is not very suited for power, graphics intensive games. There are lots of basic games that play well on it.

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How much is itel A56?

It costs ₦20,500 in Nigeria, GH₵ 370 in Ghana, and UGX 240,000 in Uganda.

Does itel A56 have a fingerprint reader?

Yes; itel A56 has a fingerprint scanner located at the back. Face Unlock is also available.

Is itel A56 a dual SIM phone?

It is a dual SIM smartphone.

Does itel A56 Pro have selfie camera flash?

The selfie camera does not have an LED flash, but uses screen fill light.

Does itel A56 support fast charging?

No; itel A56 does not support fast charging.

Is itel A56 waterproof?

No; itel A56 is not water or dustproof.

What is Itel A56’s price in Nigeria?

The A56 has a recommended retail price (RRP) of ₦20,500 in Nigeria. You can buy this phone on a credit/instalment/loan service from any one of several retailers, telecom operators, or service providers in Nigeria.

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These include QuickCheck, and Carbon Zero, among others.

If you buy the itel A56 through Jumia, you can get Jumia Protect (device insurance) for it as well for a small fee. If buying elsewhere, ask if insurance is available, as other retailers also offer an insurance cover for a small premium.

How much is Itel A56 in Ghana?

The price in Ghana is GH₵ 370. It is available from retail stores, as well as from e-commerce stores.

How much is itel A56 in Uganda?

It is available for UGX 240,000 in Uganda.

Does itel A56 work in the United States?

It is a GSM cell phone and works on a few US mobile carriers and telecom companies like AT&T, T-Mobile, US Mobile, and others that use GSM wireless standard. So, if you plan to visit or migrate to the USA, you will be able to use it on those networks for voice and data.

itel A56 Pro: Price in Nigeria

The Pro is different from the regular A56 in that it has 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage memory. The price of the Pro in Nigeria is ₦28,000.

The availability and prices of the Pro model in countries like Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, are yet to be known.

itel A56: Competition & Alternatives

If you are shopping for a smartphone and have a budget of ₦20,000, here are some alternatives to the A56.

For roughly the same price, you can pick another itel phone – itel P33 (also see our itel P33 review). It costs just ₦21,000. Gionee M6 Mini is also available for ₦19,800, and the Afrione Champion Pro for ₦19,500 (see our AfriOne Champion Pro hands-on).  Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is a little dated but still in the market for ₦20,700.00.

If you are able to spend an extra ₦4,000 or thereabout, the Nokia 1 Plus sells for ₦25,000, and TECNO POP 2 Plus for ₦25,500.

Others to consider include: Nokia C2 and itel P15.

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MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

itel Mobile A56 is a cheap Android phone and solid value for money for those looking to spend about 20,000 naira on a phone. It is one of the top phones under 30000 naira in Nigeria.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is a recommendation that we make based on our evaluation of the specs of the device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of the device or of the manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as MobilityArena may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.

itel A56 Review Rating

We are yet to review the itel A56 and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page about the itel A56 are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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10 thoughts on “itel A56 and A56 Pro (itel A56 Series) affordable phones: specs and prices inside”

  1. Please the 2G/3G network is very very slow and not helping me at all..can something be done about it?
    It really a problem for me

  2. Can Itel A56 pro version be upgraded to another higher version? And also why it doesn’t support life wallpaper

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