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Alcatel 5 Is Official: A Mixture of Entry-Level, Mid-range & Flagship Specs

by Habeeb Onawole 0

The Alcatel 5 was announced last night in Barcelona. Expected to be the king of Alcatel’s new lineup, it is hard to give it that title.

Alcatel 5

Alcatel 5 Design

We are already familiar with the phone’s appearance but we’ll run through it again.

Alcatel has gone for a tri-bezel-less design for the Alcatel 5. The lower bezel has been significantly reduced while the side bezels appear to be non-existent. At the top is a huge bezel which is home to two cameras, a sensor, and a LED flash.

Alcatel has given the phone a brushed metal finish on the rear along with a fingerprint scanner and a single camera sensor.

Alcatel 5 Specs

The Alcatel packs a 5.7” 18:9 display with a 720 x 1440 resolution. For a device meant to be the top of the line, one would think a FHD+ display would be the choice.

Powering the phone is a MediaTek MT6750 SoC, 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of storage. A 12MP f/2.2 1.25um sensor graces the back. Surprisingly, it does have Electronic Image Stabilization. It also supports slow motion recording and comes with new features like Light Trace and Video Story.

Alcatel 5 Cameras

Up in front, a 13MP f/2.0 1.4um sensor is paired with another 5MP 120° wide-angle sensor. There is also EIS and a dedicated LED flash.

While Alcatel has loaded its new entry level tablets – the Alcatel 1T 7 and Alcatel 1T 10 with Android 8.1 Oreo, the Alcatel 5 runs Android Nougat. There is dual SIM support (nano), a rear mounted fingerprint scanner, NFC (select model), USB 2.0 Type-C port, and a 3000mAh battery.

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Alcatel 5 Price and Availability

The Alcatel 5 is priced at 220 Euros (~$270) and will come in Metallic Gold and Metallic Black. Availability is said to be immediately in select countries.


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