The new Alcatel catalog construction is based on three families: Alcatel 1, Alcatel 3 and Alcatel 5. So far, the last one has not been leaked. It’s now done: design, specifications and even the price.
TCL has reviewed this year its strategy with the brand Alcatel so that it does not come to impede the sales of the BlackBerry brand whose firm has acquired a license to operate. In this catalog rebuilt and presented in Las Vegas at the beginning of the month, the terminals are organized according to three families (but others could come to enrich the whole): the series 1, the series 3 and the series 5 (the Chinese, one not very superstitious like many others, prefer odd numbers).
A new complete leak
Many are official, such as Alcatel 3v or Alcatel 1x, but only one had the honor to be detailed: the Acatel 3c. Others, like the Alcatel 5, will only be shown in Barcelona, or just before. But, that was without counting countless leaks. A publisher everything you need to know about the Alcatel 3v. And this week, he gives the cover by offering the complete technical data sheet of the phone, as well as some visuals, a video marketing and even a price in dollars.
The image that accompanies this article is a screenshot from the video mentioned above. In this video, we learn that the Alcatel 5 has a borderless and widescreen display in the 18 / 9th format of 5.7 inches. The phone’s design is unibody with a brushed aluminum shell that covers the back and slices. TCL does not say it, but the definition of this slab is HD + (1440 x 720 pixels), for a resolution of 282 pixels per inch. It’s not enough.
Alcatel 5 has double photo sensor at the front
Let’s continue with the video. At the front, you find a double photo sensor. The main element of this duo is a 13-megapixel model with a 5-element lens opening at f / 2.0. The secondary sensor is a 5 megapixel model with wide-angle lens (120 °). The mobile has facial recognition software to unlock the phone without going through the fingerprint reader (even if it is also present on the back of the device). There is a flash to accompany the set.
Let’s move on to the rest, that is, what is not announced in the video. The chipset is an aging MediaTek octo-core, the MT6750 with Cortex-A53 cores up to 1.5 GHz. The European version of the phone would be equipped with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage (expandable with a microSDXC card). The battery would offer a capacity of 3000 mAh. The main photo sensor, positioned above the fingerprint reader, would be a 12-megapixel model with LED flash, optics opening at f / 2.0 and autofocus. Phone connectivity includes 4G (LTE category 4), Wifi n, Bluetootg 4.2 and USB type-C. The version of Android would be Android 8.0 Oreo.
This data sheet is slightly disappointing, especially when compared to the old Idol line that has been clearly sacrificed to not interfere with BlackBerry. And that’s a shame. The Alcatel 5 would be available at launch in two colors (black and gold) for a price of around 2864.93 $. It remains to wait for the release date. The information should certainly not be delayed.