It’s not just the big names like Samsung and Nokia which are launching their new products at MWC 2019, but lesser known brands such as Alcatel too are releasing new gadgets to keep up with the market. The France based smartphone company has released three of its smartphones ahead of MWC 2019 namely – Alcatel 3 (2019), Alcatel 3L and Alcatel 1S.
All three smartphones have FullView Display panels that come with a notch. The new devices by Alcatel have a screen-to-body ratio of up to 88% and they come with dual rear cameras with AI Scene detection. The three recently launched smartphones will also have Google Lens integration along with AR emojis. Here’s a look at the pricing and complete list of specifications of the three smartphones:
Alcatel 3 (2019), Alcatel 3L, and Alcatel 1S price and availability
The Alcatel 3 (2019) is priced at EUR 159 (approximately Rs 12,800) for the 3GB + 32GB storage variant while its 4GB + 64GB storage is priced at EUR 189 (approximately Rs 15,200). Alcatel 3 (2019) is available in Gradient Black Blue and Gradient Blue Purple colours.
Alcatel 3L, on the other hand, has a starting price of EUR 139 (approximately Rs 12,800) and it comes in Metallic Blue and Anthracite Black colour options.
The third phone launched by the company – Alcatel 1S – is the cheapest of the lot. It has a price tag of EUR 109 (approximately Rs 8,800). The device comes in four colour options – Black, Blue, Rose and Gold.
All three launched phones are not on sale right now as the company will start selling the devices around May-June in the global market.
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Alcatel 3 (2019), Alcatel 3L, Alcatel 1S specifications
Alcatel 3 (2019) sports a 5.9-inch HD+ (720 x 1560 pixels) resolution Super FullView Display that has an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. It is powered by Snapdragon 439 SoC CPU and comes in 3GB + 32GB storage and 4GB + 64GB storage variant. In addition to this, a microSD card up to 128GB can be added to the device. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo and has a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 13MP primary camera (interpolated to 16MP) with f/2.0 aperture + a 5MP fixed focus camera (interpolated to 13MP) with f/2.0 aperture.
Alcatel 3 (2019) comes with AI Imaging Scene Detection which can detect up to 21 different scenarios when clicking pictures and adjust the cameras to offer the best possible settings. The front cameras of the phone supports Face Unlock and it can also be used to create AR emojis. It includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, FM radio, GPS/A-GPS, Micro-USB and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It comes with a 3,500mAh battery which the company guarantees to deliver up to 18 hours of talk-time or 900 hours of standby time on a single charge.
Alcatel 3L is powered by Snapdragon 429 SoC and has 2GB RAM + 16GB storage. The rest of the specifications of Alcatel 3L is same as Alcatel 3 (2019).
Lastly, Alcatel 1S is powered by an octa-core Unisoc Spreadtrum SC9863A SoC CPU and has 3GB of RAM. It sports a 5.5-inch HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) FullView Display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Unlike the other two Alcatel smartphones, the Alcatel 1S runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. It sports a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 13MP primary sensor (interpolated to 16MP) with f/2.0 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor with f/2.8 aperture. The front of the phone houses a 5MP sensor (interpolated to 8MP) with f/2.2 aperture.
The internal storage of the Alcatel 1S is 32GB but it supports a microSD card up to 128GB. It has 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The smartphone houses a 3,060mAh battery which according to the company can give up to 24 hours of talk-time and 600 hours of stand by time on 4G network.