Alcatel Revamps Its Smartphones with Supersized Screens

Along with the companies new series of smartphones, Alcatel is also releasing two new Android tablets: the 7-inch Alcatel t7 and the 10-inch Alcatel t10. Priced at Euro 229.99, the smartphone has a near bezel-less display on sides and bottom. The Alcatel 5 will be running on Android Nougat out of the box.

For starters, the screen isn't full HD, being just 1400 x 720, coming in at 5.7-inches, it also has an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 CPU mated to 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

Compared to the Alcatel 3, the Alcatel 3X offers better specifications at a slightly higher price. The 3 has a 5.5-inch 1440 x 720 display; the 3X has a 5.7-inch 1440 x 720 display; and the 3V has a 6-inch 2K display. I wouldn't count on that happening since they already command a large share of the market and have things going their way for them to be bothered by geek obsessions like near-stock Android and guaranteed updates but one is allowed to dream, right? As far as the cameras are concerned, the Alcatel 1X packs a 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

You'll also find two types of biometric security, as Alcatel embraces not just a fingerprint scanner, but also a facial recognition system. meaning your phone can be that extra bit secure.

Other features include: 3.5mm headphone jack, rear fingerprint sensor, 3,000mAh battery, and Android Nougat 7.1.

The Alcatel 3V will be available in Australia in Q3 2018 in Spectrum Black and Spectrum Blue for $199AUD. It also has a face scanning and unlock feature. Even with the bigger display, the Alcatel 3X comes with the same 3,000mAh battery with 5V/1A charging input. Some other features are 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, quad-core processor, fingerprint sensor and 3000mAh battery. Under the hood, MediaTek MT8735A quad-core SoC paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.


It'll be the first sub-$100AUD device from a major global brand to come with an 18:9 screen. Powering it is 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6739 processor with 3GB RAM/32GB and 2GB RAM/16GB.

Priced at 100 euros (about RM 481) the device is expectedly low end, and despite sporting Android Go, the device is apparently still quite laggy in some instances.

The Alcatel 1X runs Android 8.1 and is powered by a 2460mAh. Never mind that the display resolution is nothing to write home about at 960 x 480 pixels which should look really pixelated on the 5.3-inch "VGA+" display panel.

Puzzling is the fact that only the 3 and 3V are running Android Oreo.

Alcatel says that the Alcatel 5 is now available in select markets for €229 ($281 USD).


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