Alcatel 5 Is Official: A Mixture of Entry-Level, Mid-range & Flagship Specs

Muriel Hammond
February 26, 2018

The middle ground of the new lineups includes three phones: the 3, 3X, and 3V, which differ primarily on the size of their display.

Last spring, Google took on a challenge to rework Android and have the software running smoothly on lower-end devices. It has a processor, but it's only a quad-core MediaTek 1.28GHz chip. LG has launched two new high-end smartphones, the LG V30S ThinQ and the LG V30S+ ThinQ. The 114 grams weighing phone measures 152.3 x 71.1 x 8.4 mm. According to the company, the rear camera can be interpolated to capture 16-megapixel images. It features a 5.7-inch 720p display, an octa-core processor, and 16GB or 32GB of expandable storage. It includes a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ (1440x720p) resolution. This gave birth to Android Go, technically, "Android Oreo (Go Edition)" and now we have some news about the very first phone that will run Android Go.

The handset comes in two variants: either 32GB of internal storage with 3GB of RAM or 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. The Alcatel 3X also comes with fingerprint sensor and face unlock.

Finally, the Alcatel 1 Series, which features the model 1X.

On the camera side of things, the 1x features an 8-megapixel front shooter and a 13-megapixel rear camera. It will be made available from April and will come in Black, Blue and Gold colour variants.

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. Said fingerprint scanner does have some nifty features, allowing you to assign a shortcut to up to 5 different recognised fingerprints, so you can just use your favourite finger to log onto Facebook for example. It will be running on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Other features include a 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint reader, and Android Oreo.

Alcatel has announced the launch of the Alcatel 5, 1X, and 3-series smartphones well ahead of the MWC 2018. At the top end is the 3V, which sports a 6-inch 2K resolution screen, with a dual camera setup that's created to take portrait mode style shots.

At the budget end of the range is the Alcatel 1X, this first device in the all-new 1 Series. There's 16GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot if you need more storage, a 2,460mAh battery powering the whole package, and a fingerprint sensor on select models.

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