TCL announced three new series of smartphones at CES 2018: Alcatel 1, 3, and 5. Two of these devices have just been spotted on the listings of Amazon France: Alcatel 3V and 5. But their specs are a bit disappointing, they are not the mid-rangers and high-end phones which you could have expected when the new series was unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month.
Even though it has an 18:9 display with a size of 6 inches and a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, Alcatel 3V remains a low-end device. Under the hood, the phone sports a quad-core SoC, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which is possible to expand with a micro SD card. On the rear side, there is a dual camera setup with a resolution of 12 MP, but note that the info about the resolution is yet to be confirmed as other parts of the listing mention a different resolution. According to Amazon France, the handset has Android Oreo installed out of the box and a battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh.
Even Alcatel 5 is not a high-end phone, but just a mid-ranger. It has a 5.7-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. On the hardware side, it has an octa-core SoC, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, expandable with a micro SD. The battery has the same capacity of 3000 mAh, and weirdly the operating system installed is still Android Nougat. Alcatel 3V has a listing price of €230 on Amazon France, while the 5 has a price tag of €189.99. Amazon France shows that the phones will be officially available starting from February 26.