Smartphone marker, Alcatel has just announced new four powerful smartphones at this ongoing MWC 2017 in Barcelona. The new released Alcatel smartphones includes; Alcatel A5 LED, Alcatel A3, Alcatel U3 and Alcatel PLUS 12.
Alcatel A5 LED
The Alcatel A5 LED sports a 5.2-inch 720 IPS display and inside the phone is Mediatek MT6753 chipset, an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM and inbuilt storage of 16GB but can be expanded via MicroSD. Camera wise, it comes with 8MP rear camera while 5MP for selfies and both capture 1080p video.
The A5 LED runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and it supports super fast network connectivity which includes Cat.4 LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. Battery wise, is powered by 2,800mAh battery which gives more power to operate your phone for a day or two.
You might have been wondering why LED is attached to the name of the phone. Well, the phone comes a snap-on rear cover with an array of LEDs that light up dynamically and can produce patterns and display notifications. There’s a special app that control the LEDs and it can even be set to light up to the tune of the music that’s playing.
The phone also have other back covers too – one is a battery pack, the other – a speaker with a kickstand. They snap on to the back like a conventional rear panel would back in the day when all back covers were removable.
The Alcatel A3 packs a 5-inch 720p IPS display and is powered by the Meidatek MT6737 chipset with a quad-core 1.25GHz CPU. It comes with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Camera wise, it has high-res 13MP rear camera while a 5MP is mounted at the front.
The A3 do not have fancy Led light like the big bro but comes with a fingerprint sensor and it pack 2,460mAh battery capacity.
The Alcatel U3 is the most modest smartphone among the trio and the most affordable 4G smartphone, as per the company. It sports 5-inch display with a 480x854px resolution display. Inside the phone is Quad-core 1.1GHz CPU and Mediatek MT6737M chipset, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of inbuilt.
The Alcatel U3 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and come with Li-Ion 2460 mAh battery powering the phone with support for USB microUSB v2.0. It also feature Dual Sim (Nano + Nano).
Alcatel PLUS 12
Alcatel PLUS 12 is a whole different beast. The device come with a Windows 10 2-in-1 featuring an 11.6-inch IPS display with FHD 1080p resolution. Inside the phone, is powered by Intel Celeron N3350 processor plus 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. Also, there is expandable storage support up to 128GB and fingerprint sensor.
The device has a USB Type-C port, micro HDMI port and a headphone jack. The device communicate with a keyboard with SIM slot for LTE connectivity. Also, the keyboard has its own Qualcomm MDM9207 processor, 2580mAh battery, 128MB RAM and USB-A port.
For now, Alcatel hasn’t revealed anything about the pricing and availability of these products.