The upcoming alcatel 5 popped up on Amazon France, revealing some specs. Today the famous leakster Roland Quandt posted on Twitter a promo video, additional press renders and a complete specs sheet, including pricing and availability.
The alcatel 5 will have a 5.7” IPS LCD with 18:9 ratio and HD+ resolution. The phone is equipped with the unimpressive Mediatek MT6750 chipset with eight Cortex-A53 CPU cores, clocked at 1.5 GHz.
The phone will have 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, but there is microSD to store all your multimedia. Since the phone screen takes most of the front, the fingerprint scanner is placed on the back, right below the camera.
There is only one 12 MP cam on the back with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture, but on the front alcatel have positioned a dual snapper setup. The primary sensor is 13 MP with f/2.0 aperture and 5-element lens, while the secondary is 5 MP with 1.4 µm sensor and 120-degree wide-angle lens. It will also support Face Unlock.
The phone is expected to run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Its battery will have 3,000 mAh capacity, charged through a USB-C port. Arriving in Black and Gold colors, the alcatel 5 will cost €230 with Europe being its debut market.
Source (in German)
I have had so many problems with Alcatels a few years ago!!! They should learn from ZTE. Just saving a few $ and make a crappy phone, I don't think is the best choice.
Well, it looks well built for a budget phone, and at least you're not going to mix this one up with the iPhone, or any other phone for what it matters. I'm up for that.
Alcatel needs to hire some good industrial designers ASAP.