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Alcatel Australia’s #3 Phone Brand Just Got A Big Upgrade

Alcatel Australia’s #3 smartphone brand has used Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to crank out a new 2019 range with the release of An Alcatel IS, Alcatel 3 and Alcatel 3L.

The new Alcatel 3 has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera on the front and a dual-lens camera (13-megapixel + 5-megapixel) and fingerprint sensor on the back. It also comes with a 5.9-inch HD+ Super Full View Display. The devices will go on sale in Australia later this year.

The Alcatel 3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB of built-in storage (expandable via MicroSD) and a 3500mAh battery. It’s tipped to sell for sub $499 in Australia.

The Alcatel 3L has a less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 chipset but it does have a 5.9-inch HD+ Super Full View Display with a teardrop notch, 3500mAh battery and dual-lens rear camera and 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage.

On all the devices there is up to 88 percent screen-to-body ratio, dual rear camera setup, and an artificial intelligence backed AI Imaging Scene Detection mode. The Alcatel 3 (2019), Alcatel 3L, and Alcatel 1S also have the Google Lens integration as well as AR emojis. Further, Alcatel has provided a Face Key feature that offers facial recognition.

Unlike the Alcatel 3 (2019) and Alcatel 3L, the Alcatel 1S runs Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and has a 5.5-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) FullView Display along with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by an octa-core Unisoc Spreadtrum SC9863A SoC, paired with 3GB of RAM.

For photos and videos, the Alcatel 1S has a dual rear camera setup along with a 13-megapixel primary sensor (interpolated to 16-megapixel) along with an f/2.0 lens and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor along with an f/2.8 lens. There is also a 5-megapixel sensor (interpolated to 8-megapixel) along with an f/2.2 lens

There is a 32GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). In terms of connectivity, the phone has 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone has an array of sensors, including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. Besides, it packs a 3,060mAh battery that is rated to deliver 24 hours of talk time or 600 hours of standby time on a 4G network.

“While we’re entering an exciting era of innovation in the smartphone market with the introduction of 5G connectivity and new concepts thanks to flexible displays, we cannot lose sight of consumers who are just looking for great technology at an affordable price,” said Peter Lee, General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing at TCL Communication.

“This is why we continue to enhance and expand our Alcatel smartphone and tablet line-up, ensuring customers who want the latest mobility experiences can have them regardless of their budget.”

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