Alcatel’s new smartphones bring flagship features to budget buyers

Smartphone maker Alcatel has launched three new smartphones (and a tablet) at MWC 2019, mainly because it looks to get high-end features into this end with the market.

The most fascinating from the three new arrivals may be the Alcatel 3 (2019), which features a tall 19.5:9, 5.94-inch HD+ display full of teardrop notch, octa-core Snapdragon 439 chipset, either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, selecting 32GB or 64GB of storage, dual rear cameras, 8MP front camera, fingerprint scanner and face unlock.

The 13MP and 5MP rear cameras come with a chance to recognize around 21 different scenes and automatically adjust settings accordingly.

That’s an incredibly strong spec sheet for a phone which will run you just 159 (around $180, £140, AU$250) for 3GB/32GB and 189 (around $210, £165, AU$300) to the 4GB/64GB model. You’ll be hard pushed to locate another smartphone offering this level of storage and RAM to the money.

The Alcatel 3L is incredibly similar, while using only differences between it and it is higher priced sibling being its quad-core Snapdragon 429 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, not enough a fingerprint scanner and less premium rear design.

It will set you back 139 (around $160, £120, AU$220) in the event it continues on sale later this coming year.

Both handsets offer AR emoji, helping you to become considered one of three animals on-screen, or perhaps a simple woman or man. The front facing camera tracks your facial movement and mimics see your face, mouth, eyes and brows around the digital character on the watch’s screen.

Lots of memory for not much money
The Alcatel 1S can be an entry-level offering, which has a 5.5-inch HD+ display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, fingerprint scanner, face unlock, dual rear cameras as well as a 5MP selfie snapper for just 109 (around $120, £95, AU$170). You won’t find another phone using this much storage as of this price.

Finally, there was also an Android tablet on show in the form of the Alcatel 3T 10, a reasonable big screen slate which has a price tag of €179 (around $200, £155, AU$280).

It offers up a 10-inch display, 4G connectivity, dual front facing speakers, 4,080mAh battery and Android 9 Pie.

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