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.


Alcatel 3The 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 setupĀ (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.


Alcatel 3VThe largest of the three phones, it has a quad-core MediaTek processor at a faster 1.45GHz with 2GB of RAM. Storage options include 16GB and 32GB.

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.

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