Alcatel this weekend introduced the 3 Series of smartphone ahead of Mobile World Congress. Launching as three models at the start, the line adopts the increasingly popular 18:9 aspect ratio for displays.
The 3 Series will be sold in 5.5-inch (3), 5.7-inch (3X), and 6-inch (3V) screen sizes with variable configurations. The Alcatel 3 and 3X come with 1,440 x 720 pixel resolution displays while the 3V bumps up to 2,160 x 1080 (HD+) pictures.
The trio each come with a handful of shared specifications including 5-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash, 3,000mAh batteries, and microUSB ports. Moreover, they each have 2.5D curved glass atop of the displays.
Let’s take a look at some of the differences between the three 3 phones.
The smallest of the new line, this one has a quad-core MediaTek processor at 1.28GHz with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The rear camera is a 13-megapixel sensor with EIS and HDR. Available in Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue and Spectrum Gold , the Alcatel 3 runs Android 8 Oreo.
Although it runs the same processor speed as the standard bearer, the 3X comes in two configurations: 2GB RAM and 16GB storage; 3GB RAM with 32GB storage. The backside boasts a dual-camera setup (13-megapixel main sensor with HDR, two-tone LED flash, and EIS, and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with wide-angle capabilities). Running Android 7.0 Nougat, it will also be sold in Metallic Black, Metallic Blue, Metallic Gold, Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue, and Spectrum Gold.
The rear camera setup is a dual config with a 12-megapixel main sensor and 2-megapixel secondary sensor. In addition to bokeh, other photographic features include HDR, panorama, EIS, filters, and video stabilization. Sold inSpectrum Black, Spectrum Blue and Spectrum Gold, it runs Android 8 Oreo.
Alcatel/TCL advises the 3 Series will be sold in select markets starting in April with pricing of around $150 to $225. It’s not immediately clear whether the US will see any of these variations.