The French-based smartphone maker, Alcatel is known for launching decent smartphones at affordable prices. The brand has been in the news for a while now about the launch of its Windows 10 powered Alcatel Idol Pro 4 that will pack all-new Snapdragon 820 SoC. Today, the company has launched a new variant of the Alcatel Pop 3 5.5″ that was announced last year for the Philippines market. The main USP of the device is it comes equipped with a Digital TV Tuner for the TV lovers who never want to miss their television programmes.
Coming to the specifications part, the Alcatel Pop 3 flaunts a 5.5-inch (1280×720 pixels) HD display with 267ppi as pixel density and comes powered by an unknown quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. We can expect the smartphone comes equipped with a Snapdragon 410 SoC clubbed with Adreno 304 GPU. The smartphone has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage that can be further expanded via a microSD card slot upto 32GB. It supports dual sim dual standby and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. It includes essential connectivity options like 2G/3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and microUSB 2.0 port.
On the camera department, the smartphone features a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera for video chats and selfie lovers while the earlier launched device came with an 8MP rear and 5MP selfie camera. The handset packs a 2500mAh battery that the company claims has the energy to last for an entire day of mixed usage. The dimensions of the device measure 151.9 x 77.8 x 9.45 mm weighs around 165 grams and comes in White, Black, Rose Gold, Silver, Gold and Dark Grey color options. The Alcatel Pop 3 5.5″ is priced at Php 6,299 (approx $135) and is available for sale via all the authorised stores.
A quick recall, Alcatel Flash Plus 2 is the upcoming mid-range smartphone that was recently spotted on GFXBench listing revealing most of the key information about the device. The Flash Plus 2 will feature 4.6-inch full-HD display, MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP primary camera, 8MP selfie snapper and will run on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.