Available in May, this will cost you €149 (£127.74) in either black or white. It’s another phone from TCL and this is a pretty entry-level affair. The Alcatel A3 actually has a higher resolution camera than its bigger brother, the A5 LED. Here you’ll get a 13 megapixel rear cam with a flash and a 5 megapixel front one.
It has a glossy finish and a 5″ screen (1280×720), which is only a smidgen smaller than the 5.2″ screen on the A5 LED. Inside there’s 16GB of storage and 1.5GB of RAM, but you get a microSD card slot for a bit more space. It has a 2460mAh battery, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi connectivity plus HPS, FM rafio, dual SIM and a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core 1.25GHz CPU. It measures in at 124 x 70.5 and is 8.65mm thick.
Very entry-level / starter, but it is €149.
Here’s a video overview for you…
More details on the press release below..
Discover Alcatel A3, for smart social starters with great design
The 5-inch HD Smartphone with fingerprint recognition from the Millennials brand
BARCELONA – February 27, 2017 – TCL Communication today announces the launch of A3 at Mobile World Congress. The new smartphone is built around Alcatel’s enjoy.now promise. Alcatel helps people get the most out of life by enjoying every moment. Bringing together premium design, secure fingerprint capabilities and high quality camera experience, the Alcatel A3 is aimed at smart social starters, who are looking for a device which can deliver fun and joyful sharing moments.
“Our customers have told us that taking and sharing photos, gaming, and streaming video are essential elements of a fun and social lifestyle. The A3 delivers all of this and more, along with stunning good looks,” said William Dowie, Portfolio Management Director, Alcatel.
Alcatel A3 offers a beautifully thin design, with sophisticated glossy finish, 3D effect and a metallic frame. On top of that, it features redefined details with micro-patterned power key for a smoother usage experience and an elegant style.
Security and Speed with fingerprint recognition
Alcatel A3 comes with fingerprint access for enhanced security, with Private Mode to protect your sensitive data. In addition of the instant unlock feature, you can customise up to five fingers to launch your five favorite apps directly from the lock screen.
Joyful selfie moments
The Alcatel A3 helps active social media users create and share great videos and photos. It features a 5MP front camera with selfie flash and a 13MP rear camera with LED flash. You can take selfies with one touch of the fingerprint sensor and add fun effects using Face Mask and Face Show. You also access a dedicated Selfie Album or use Instant Collage to consolidate photos for maximum effects.
A great smartphone experience
The 5-inch HD display performs well in bright sunlight and is ideal for viewing photos and videos. Your gaming and video streaming experience will be smooth and seamless with fast 4G LTE connectivity and a quad-core processor. You will benefit from an immersive and clear sound thanks to the integrated front speaker.
Price and Availability
Alcatel A3 will be available in Europe from May onwards for 149 Euros (recommended retail price) in two different colors: prime black and pure white.