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

Alcatel is also launching two affordable tablets running 8.1 Oreo.

Alcatel says the smartphone features a "metallic unibody design" that includes a "bezel-less display".

Alcatel 1X happens to be just one of the various variants going by the same name that TCL is showcasing in Barcelona, Spain, but hey, as Android enthusiasts that is all we are asking for, right? This entry-level phone offers a 5.3-inch 960×480 screen, quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor, 1 or 2GB of RAM, 8MP or 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera. The Alcatel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1440×72- and the 3X comes with a 5.7-inch display with the same HD+ resolution while the 3V comes with a 6-inch 2K resolution. "Not only are these two of the best tablets we've ever made, they're also two of the most affordable Android Oreo tablets in the market starting at under 100EUR".

While the rear camera is a 13 megapixel, over on the front Alcatel has provided a combination of 13 and 5, with the bigger camera getting closer while the smaller goes wider, mixing with some software smarts that will jump between the camera when it picks up on more than two faces being shot in the selfie. The interpolation works for the front camera as well, Neowin reports.

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The Alcatel 3V will be available in Australia in Q3 2018 in Spectrum Black and Spectrum Blue for $199AUD. The 3V also sports a 2160 x 1080 screen and dual-lens camera, while the 3X has a lower-res 1440- x 720 LCD panel but also packs in a rear two-camera system. A 3000 mAh battery is there in the phone that comes with Face Unlock feature. The Alcatel 1X will launch in select markets in April, with pricing set at €99 ($121 USD) for the single SIM model and €109 ($134 USD) for the dual SIM version.

The Alcatel 5 will be available in Australia in Metallic Black and Metallic Gold in mid-late 2018. Under the hood, MediaTek MT8735A quad-core SoC paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. With Android Go, the low-end smartphone comes with Google's new suite of pre-installed apps including Google Go, Files Go, Google Maps Go, YouTube Go, and Gmail Go. There's a slightly inferior quad-core MediaTek processor, as well as a fingerprint sensor on the rear and the same facial recognition features on board.

Puzzling is the fact that only the 3 and 3V are running Android Oreo.

If you're looking for a new tablet that you can toss around the house, Alcatel has lobbed a couple of options your way: the Alcatel 1T 10 and 1T 7. The Alcatel 5 will cost under AUD$300 locally and ought to be available some time after the middle of this year.

  • Desiree Holland