The French firm Alcatel has taken advantage of the MWC framework to present its new bet for 2018 in combination with the manufacturer TCL With the Series 5, Series 3 and Series 1 devices suitable for all audiences and pockets, although we do not expect any high-end with impressive features.
The Alcatel 5 offers us a 5,7-inch terminal in 18: 9 format with a unibody metal frame. The Alcatel 3 Series is made up of three models of 5,5, 5,7 and 6 inches in 18: 9 format to very contained prices while Series 1 offers us a 5,3-inch terminal with the same screen format for less than 100 euros.
The firm has completely remodeled the design of all its models for this year, a design that is characterized by adopt 18: 9 screen format, a format that has become a must have for most manufacturers. In terms of power, Alcatel in combination with TCL have opted for the Asian firm MeditaTek and the version of the operating system for all the new terminals is Android Nougat 7.1 although we find some models with Android Oreo 8.0, a negative point that can affect sales , as long as it is a priority for potential buyers, although for the price at which they reach the market, you cannot ask for more.
It should be remembered that the manufacturer TCL is the same one that is also in charge of the manufacture of the BlackBerry terminals Through the agreement it reached with the Canadian company, although the price of the terminals that it is launching on the market are not making them devices for all audiences, quite the opposite of what we can find in Alcatel terminals, models that Presentation and we detail below.
Alcatel Series 5
Alcatel 5 Specifications
The Alcatel 5 has reduced the lower front space to lengthen the screen, leaving enough space at the top to place the front camera and the corresponding sensors. The screen sticks to the side frames, frames with a metallic finish that give a very elegant and comfortable touch.
The screen offers us a 5,7-inch FullHD + resolution with 18: 9 resolution, accompanied by the 6750-core MediaTek MT8 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, space that we can expand by using microSD cards. It has an NFC chip and does not have a headphone connection because it offers us a USB-C connection.
The Alcatel 5 integrates a facial recognition system along with a fingerprint sensor on the rear, a 12 mpx rear camera with f / 2.0 aperture and two 13,5 mpx front cameras aimed at lovers of selfies. The Alcatel 5 is priced at 229 euros and will hit the market in the next few days.
Alcatel Series 3X
Alcatel 3 Specifications
The Alcatel 3 is the most basic model in this range, with a 5,5-inch screen with HD + resolution, accompanied by a 6739-core MediaTek MT4 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD cards. On the back of the device we find a 13 mpx rear camera where we also find a fingerprint sensor and on the front another 5 mpx that allows us to use facial recognition to unlock the terminal.
Unlike the Alcatel 5, this model has microUSB connection and headphone jack. The battery is 3.000 mAh and it is managed by Android 8.0 Oreo. The Alcatel 3's starting price is 149 euros and it won't hit the market until March.
Alcatel 3X Specifications
The Alcatel 3X grows to 5,7 inches with HD + resolution, accompanied by the MeditaTek MT6739 4-core processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD cards. At the rear we find a 13 and 5 mpx dual camera system, the latter wide angle, in addition to a fingerprint reader, while in the front we find a 5 mpx camera with facial recognition system.
The Alcatel 3X battery reaches 3.000 mAh, dimensions of 153,5 x 71,6 x 8,5 mm and a prisoner of 144 grams, is powered by Android 7 NougatIt has a microUSB connection, a 3,5 mm headphone port and has a starting price of 179 euros and will hit the market in April.
Alcatel 3V Specifications
The Alcatel 3V is the top-of-the-line model of this series, with a 6-inch screen, with FullHD + resolution. The processor, again, is a 8735-core MediaTek MT4 and accompanied by 3 GB of RAM. As for the internal storage, we find 32 GB expandable up to 128 GB through microSD cards.
On the back, we find the fingerprint sensor and two 12 and 2 mpx cameras with portrait mode effect and a 5 mpx front one with facial recognition. To manage the entire device, we find inside Android Oreo 8.0, a 3.000 mAh battery. The connection port is microUSB and offers us a 3,5 mm headphone jack. The Alcatel 3V starting price is 189 euros and it is already available.
Alcatel Series 1
Alcatel 1X and Alcatel 1C Specifications
The entry and basic range of Alcatel is found in the 1X and 1C models, whose only difference is found in the 4G that is not present in the 1C model being destined for emerging countries where this type of network is yet to come and will not do so soon.
The Alcatel Series 1 offers us a 5,3 inch screen, again in 18: 9 format with 960 x 480 dpi solution. The MediaTek MT6739 processor is responsible for managing the device accompanied by 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of expandable storage space via microSD cards. This terminal does not offer us a fingerprint reader on the back, where we do find an 8 mpx rear camera and a 5 mpx front camera that integrates a facial recognition system.
Android 8.1 Oreo Go will be in charge of managing this device, which like the rest of the terminals shows us a microUSB connection, 3,5 mm jack, dimensions of 147,5 x 70,6 x 9,1 mm and a weight 151 grams. The launch of both terminals It is scheduled for the month of April at a price of 89,99 euros for the 1C model with 3G chip only and 99,99 euros for the Alcatel 1X compatible with 4G networks.