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Alcatel 3V smartphone with 2:1 display, dual cameras coming to America for $150

The Alcatel 3V is a smartphone with a 6 inch,  2160 x 1080 pixel display, a MediaTek MT8735A quad-core ARM CortexA3 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It’s not a high-end phone by any means, but this budget device has a few premium touches including dual cameras with support for portrait-mode photos, support […]

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TCL introduces Alcatel 5, 3, and 1 smartphones (and tablets)

The Alcatel 1X smartphone with Android Go isn’t the only new Alcatel phone launching at Mobile World Congress this weekend. Alcatel’s parent company TCL is also unveiling a new flagship phone called the Alcatel 5, plus several more phones that will be sold under the mid-range Alcatel 3 and entry-level Alcatel 1 lines. All of […]

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Alcatel Idol 5S launches for $279 (or $200 for Amazon Prime members)

Most of the phones in Alcatel’s lineup may be entry-level devices, but the company’s Idol family of phones typically offer strong specs at affordable prices… and the new Alcatel Idol 5S is no exception. It features a 5.2 inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. While […]

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Alcatel Flash is a 4-camera smartphone (2 front, 2 rear)

Over the past few years we’ve seen a lot of phones with dual-camera systems. Usually those cameras are on the back of a phone. Sometimes they’re on the front. And they can be used to let you do things like adjust the depth, color, or zoom level of photos. But TCL’s latest phone goes a […]

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Amazon Prime Exclusive phones now include $185 Moto G5 Plus and $60 Alcatel A30

Willing to put up with some ads and Amazon apps pre-loaded on your smartphone in order to save up to $50? For the past year or so Amazon has been selling a handful of “Prime Exclusive” phones which fit that description. Now Amazon is adding two new models to the lineup: the recently announced Moto […]

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Alcatel’s new phones include the A5 LED (with a back covered in LED lights)

Chinese device maker TCL’s most anticipated phone of Mobile World Congress is probably the BlackBerry KeyOne, which was unveiled Saturday. But TCL also makes and sells phones under the Alcatel brand, and the company has three new models on display at the show. Two are budget devices that don’t really stand out all that much. […]

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TCL launches 17.3 inch Xess with Amazon Alexa integration (and a camera)

TCL is updating its Xess line of Android-based products with a new model featuring support for Amazon’s Alexa voice service. The Xess is a 17.3 inch touchscreen device that looks like a big tablet, or a small TV. But TCL is positioning the new model as a smart home hub. It’s available from Amazon for $500. Since […]