Other than the Alcatel 5, Alcatel 1X, and Alcatel 1T tablets unveiled last night, three new phones in the Alcatel 3 series were also officially launched. They are the Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3C, and Alcatel 3V; and all three phones fit into the lower to mid-range category.
This is the least powerful of the three phones. It rocks a 5.5” HD+ display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable storage. Like the Alcatel 1X unveiled last night, this one is also powered by a MediaTek MT6739 SoC.
The rear camera is a 13MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture, HDR, PDAF, and a LED flash. The 5MP front camera also has its own LED flash.
The Alcatel 3 has Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Cat.4 LTE, dual SIM support, a microUSB port and a 3000mAh battery. The battery is said to last up to 17 hours on 3G. It also runs Android Oreo out of the box.
It will come in Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue, and Spectrum Gold with a 2.5D glass and radial design on the back. Color availability will be based on region. Price of the Alcatel 3 is put at €149.99 when ot goes on sale next month.
The Alcatel 3X shares a bunch of features with the Alcatel 3 above. It has the same MT6739 processor, same 3000mAh battery, and a 5MP selfie camera with flash.
Where it differs is in its screen which is larger at 5.7” but with the same 1440 x 720 resolution. It also comes in 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM and 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM variants.
The Alcatel 3X also has dual rear cameras. A main 13MP f/2.0 sensor with EIS and a 5MP f/2.2 120° wide-angle lens. Sitting below the dual cameras is a fingerprint scanner.
There is NFC, a microUSB port, Bluetooth 4.2, microSD card slot, and dual band WiFi for connectivity. Unfortunately, Alcatel will be shipping the 3X with Android Nougat.
The phone will come in Metallic Black, Metallic Blue, Metallic Gold, Spectrum Blue, and Spectrum Black and be available next month for €179.99.
Like the Alcatel 3C announced in Italy last month, the 3V also rocks a 6” display but with a higher 2160 x 1080 display Alcatel is marketing as 2K.
The display looks promising but Alcatel has cut corners on this device too. It comes only with 2GB of RAM even though you can choose between 16GB or 32GB of storage. A MediaTek MT8735A is the chipset under the hood.
The rear camera is a 12MP 1/2.8” pixel sensor with a f/2.2 aperture and it is paired with another 2MP f/2.4 sensor for real time bokeh effects. Beneath the cameras is a fingerprint sensor. There is also Face Key which is its own version of face unlock.
The front 5MP camera has its own LED flash and also has EIS and HDR. It also comes with NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB port, dual band WiFi, and dual SIM support. It has a 3000mAh non-removable battery and runs Android Oreo.
Price for the Alcatel 3V is €189.99 and it will be available next month in Spectrum blue, Spectrum Black and Spectrum Gold with a glossy finish.
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