Alcatel 5, 1x and 3-series smartphones launches alongside kids tablet

Alcatel Revamps Its Smartphones with Supersized Screens

For those who don't know Alcatel, it's a company known for releasing very cheap but passable smartphones, but in recent years, it's been trying to make them more appealing.

The Alcatel 3 series, on the other hand, is a little more varied. Here's an overview of all the devices.

The primary option within the company's Alcatel 3 Series of devices. However, it's interesting to note that despite being higher priced at 180 euros (about RM 867) it doesn't sport the same shiny, premium look as its sibling, instead just having a patterned plastic cover.

Alcatel has given the phone a brushed metal finish on the rear along with a fingerprint scanner and a single camera sensor. Up front, there are also dual-cameras. The interpolation works for the front camera as well, Neowin reports. The Alcatel 3X also comes with fingerprint sensor and face unlock. The Alcatel 5 will be running on Android Nougat out of the box.

The Alcatel 1X is the new entry level model for Australia, featuring a 5.3-inch 480p display, a quad core processor, 16GB of storage and an 8MP rear camera.

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RAM measures in at 2GB and the phone's processor is MT6739 quad-core silicon. Its design adopts the bezel-less trend of 2017, and it's got two selfie cameras but only one rear shooter. The Alcatel 3 will be available starting March at a price of 149.99 euros (approximately Rs 11,900). The 3X's colour way includes: metallic black, blue and gold costing €179.99. They all have numerous same features, like the 18:9 FullView display, facial recognition, and a commitment to Android software updates, but there are a few key differences depending on which model you opt for. It has RAM, but you can only opt for 1 or 2GB.

For optics, there is a dual-camera setup with a combination of 12-megapixel+2-megapixel sensors at the back. It also supports slow motion recording and comes with new features like Light Trace and Video Story.

Alcatel has announced the launch of the Alcatel 5, 1X, and 3-series smartphones well ahead of the MWC 2018. It has a 5.3-inch 18:9 screen, but it's only 960×480 in resolution. Under the hood is the 1.5GHz MediaTek MTK6750 octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Based on variants, there is either an 8-megapixel or 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front camera. Despite being the same phone, the device has been launched in several variants including Android G in the low-end devices.

For those interested, the phone will be available this April. Alcatel is also introducing a new design language for these phones called "Simganic,". On the software side, this device is running Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). The Alcatel 1T 10 has 16 GB of on-board storage while the 1T 7 offers 8 GB of memory. The 1T 7 and the 1T 10 are both budget oriented low-end tablets with a quad-core processor in each. Other features include a 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint reader, and Android Oreo.

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