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 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.
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.
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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