This year at CES alcatel has brought two Android phones for the masses. Both have 18:9 screens, which offer slightly more screen real estate while keeping the phones relatively compact. These two choose sensibility over vanity and go with grippy, fingerprint resistant backs instead of trying to fit a metal cover in this budget.
The brings a larger, sharper display than last year’s model. The 5.5” display has a 720p+ IPS panel and is guarded by 2.5D Dragontrail glass. Not bad for the budget, which is $120/€120.
It even upgrades the rear camera – the 13MP main module is joined by a 2MP depth sensor for bokeh effects. It can record 1080p/30 video, though you might want to put a microSD card in as the 16GB of built-in storage isn’t much.
The phone is powered by the same chipset as before, a MediaTek MT6739 (quad Cortex-A53), though the CPU is clocked higher than before (1.5GHz vs. 1.3GHz). It’s paired with 2GB of RAM and runs Android 8.1 Oreo (not Go edition). The good news is that the battery capacity has been increased to 3,000mAh to help with the larger screen.
You can check out our for more info. The phone will be available this quarter in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.