In the previous month, well-known tipster Evan Blass had shared small-sized images of some of the Alcatel smartphones that will be launching in 2018. Now, the leakster has shared “decent sized” renders of the upcoming Alcatel 1x, 3c, 3, 3x, 3v and 5.
Among the above devices, the Alcatel 1x seems to be a low-end smartphone as it does not seem to feature a fingerprint reader. Alcatel 3 seems has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Alcatel 3c has a glossy back panel that features a rear-facing fingerprint sensor and a speaker grille.
The Alcatel 3x and 3v are fitted with dual rear cameras and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The 3x phone seems to feature slimmer bezels and dual front cameras. The last one is the Alcatel 5 which seems to be a top-tier phone. It appears to feature an 18:9 display, a metallic body, a front-facing LED flash for the selfie camera and a single rear camera.
As of this writing, there is no information available on the specifications of the aforementioned Alcatel phones. Rumors suggest that Alcatel will not be releasing IDOL branded phones in the next year.
The new Alcatel phones revealed by Blass are speculated to replace the IDOL lineup. It is likely that the new phones from the company may get announced in January 2018 at Consumer Electronics Show (CES).