Alcatel 1, 3 & 5 Series Are Affordable, 18:9 Smartphones - MWC 2018

Alcatel Revamps Its Smartphones with Supersized Screens

There's a microSD card slot, but there's only 16GB of internal space.

Alcatel says the 1X is its most affordable 2018 smartphone, with a price tag of 99 Euros (approximately $153 CAD).

As promised at CES, Alcatel showed off five Android phones in Barcelona that sport giant screens with an 18:9 aspect ratio. As in addition to having two cameras, this one also features various OTT software tweaks such as Portrait Mode (which can automatically switch to a wide-angle mode when it detects more than one face) and Face Key.

The Alcatel 3 series, on the other hand, is a little more varied. Positioned as the mid-tier in its lineup, the trio that makes up the new Alcatel 3 series offer considerable value when you factor in their designs and features.

RAM measures in at 2GB and the phone's processor is MT6739 quad-core silicon. The Alcatel 3 Series is priced at 149 Euros, which comes to approximately $231 CAD. The Alcatel 3X includes a 5.7-inch 1440×720 pixel display. Luckily, the most impressive out of the bunch, the Alcatel 3V is available in select markets right now - while the Alcatel 3 and 3X will be launching in March and April respectively. Likewise, cameras differ between the models with the 3V loaded with a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 12-megapixel primary camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary camera, the 3X boasts a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera, while the standard 3 model boasts one 12-megapixel rear camera.

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Finally, the Alcatel 5, the manufacturer's flagship offering for 2018, comes in at a more expensive 300 Euros (approximately $465 CAD), putting the handset firmly in the mid-range price category.

The Alcatel 1X is the nicer of the two models and is the first budget phone with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

The Alcatel 5 is the top shelf of the brand, packing a 5.7 inch display with no bezel, a premium brushed metallic finish, and dual front facing cameras. Adding to the mix, the three also boast different RAM and storage configurations. The 5's processor is a MT6750 Octa-Core Soc. The device's battery measures in at 3,000mAh.

Last up, we have the Alcatel 1 Series in two flavor sounds.

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