MWC 2019: Alcatel don't have 5G or a foldable yet but they do have three new handsets

Credit: Alcatel

Alcatel have unveiled the new Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3L and Alcatel 1S at this year's Mobile World Congress.

“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 lineup, ensuring customers who want the latest mobility experiences can have them regardless of their budget.”

The new Alcatel 3 features a 5.9-inch HD+ Super Full View Display with a teardrop notch and 8-megapixel front-facing camera on the front and a dual-lens camera (13-megapixel + 5-megapixel) and fingerprint sensor on the back. Under the hood, the device comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB of built-in storage (expandable via MicroSD) and a 3500mAh battery.

The Alcatel 3L shares a lot of these features but opts for a slightly less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 chipset. Like the Alcatel 3, the 3L features a 5.9-inch HD+ Super Full View Display with a teardrop notch, 3500mAh battery and dual-lens rear camera. However, it features only 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage.

Finally, the Alcatel 1S combines a TCL-built 5.5-inch HD+ Full View Display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage (with microSD expansion), rear-mounted fingerprint sensor,  3060mAh battery and a dual-lens rear camera (13-megapixel + 2-megapixel) to offer significant value to budget buyers. Hopefully these specs coalesce into an experience better than last year's Alcatel 1X.

Australian availability and pricing for the Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3L and Alcatel 1S device will be confirmed to local launch.

Disclosure - PC World Australia's coverage of this year's MWC in Barcelona was sponsored by Oppo who covered the costs of our flights and accommodation.


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