Alcatel 5: an 18:9 phone with hidden intelligence

Alcatel Revamps Its Smartphones with Supersized Screens
Alcatel wants to bring iPad-like features at an insanely low cost
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26 February, 2018

The Alcatel 1X is powered by a quad-core MediaTek... The Alcatel 5 also offers facial recognition for authentication and a programmable fingerprint sensor for quick-launching your most-used apps with the scan of a finger. Besides, the tablet measures 255x155x9.35mm and weighs 415 grams. The device is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Inside there's a quad-core MediaTek MT8735A processor, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.

If you're looking for a new tablet that you can toss around the house, Alcatel has lobbed a couple of options your way: the Alcatel 1T 10 and 1T 7. Only some models have two SIM slots, and for some odd reason, select versions don't have a fingerprint sensor. The biggest differences between all of these models are the screen sizes and camera configurations, and retails for between €149 and €189, depending on which model you choose.

On the camera side of things, the 1x features an 8-megapixel front shooter and a 13-megapixel rear camera. The Alcatel 3X will be available starting April at a price of 179.99 euros (approximately Rs 14,300) in color choices of Metallic Black, Blue, and Gold.

The Alcatel 3X offers a smaller 5.7 inch screen with 720p+ resolution, a 3000 mAh battery, dual camera (13+5 MP), 5 MP selfie camera, Android Nougat OS and quad core MT6739 quad core processor. In line with the regular Alcatel 3, it boasts a FullView 18:9 display, a fingerprint sensor and Face Key unlock and boasts both a fingerprint sensor and a sleek 2.5D contoured edge glass body.

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The Android Oreo-based Alcatel 1T 10 features a 10.1-inch display with 1280x800 pixels resolution. It will be running on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Just like the 1x, the phone also includes 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded, though in this case up to 128GB. Other features include Android Oreo out-of-the-box, fingerprint sensor, facial recognition, and microUSB.

When Alcatel first announced its 5, 3v and 1x series of smartphones at CES 2018, the company left out vital information related to each series of device's specific technical specifications.

The 5 Series is the most expensive lineup of the three and perhaps the most intriguing. These devices come for less than €100 for the single SIM variant and €110 for the dual-SIM variant.

The local pricing and availability of all these devices will be revealed at a later date.


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