Alcatel has added a new smartphone named the Alcatel Flash 2017 to its catalogue of smartphones. The Flash comes with a distinctive feature which is the presence of four cameras on it, two at the rear and two at the front.
We’ve been having smartphones with dual cameras around for a while now, but this new system of cameras on a smartphone is mind-blowing. The Alcatel Flash is made with both enthusiastic photographers and selfie lovers in mind.
Alcatel Flash 2017 Specifications, Review and Highlights
Display & Design
The Alcatel Flash (2017) comes with a 5.5-inch IPS full lamination display which has a Full HD (1920 * 1080) pixel resolution and Dragontrail Glass protection. With this display setup, you get optimum display quality, and at the same time, protection against scratches and falls.
The smartphone has a unibody metal design and a curved metal which makes it fit snugly into your palms. The back panel is also brushed, thereby giving you a good grip over the smartphone and making it less prone to falls.
Storage & Processor
Unparalleled speed is guaranteed with a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor and a Mali T880 MP4 GPU which efficiently handles graphics operations on the smartphone and prevents lags.
The processor has 3GB of RAM capacity to carry out its operations fluidly, and you have 32GB of ROM capacity to store all your multimedia files at no extra cost. And peradventure that space isn’t enough for your files, it will only take a little amount for you to get an external microSD card and expand the internal memory up to 128GB using the phone’s microSD card slot.
The Alcatel Flash 2017 sports a dual camera setup at the rear, the first being a 13MP Monochrome camera and the second a 13MP RGB camera. Both use a Sony IMX258 sensor, have a f/2.0 aperture and are accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash for visibility in low-light conditions.
This dual camera setup allows you to capture images with background blur like professional photographers do. The rear cameras have PDAF which allows them to focus on objects in just 0.15 seconds. They also support RAW image capturing.
There’s also a dual camera setup at the front, consisting of 8MP and 5MP cameras. These come with Super Selfie Mode which allows you to take blurred selfies in different grades. The front cameras are also aided in dark situations by a dual-tone LED flash.
Battery & Connectivity
The Alcatel Flash packs a 3100mAh battery which comes with fast charging technology, thereby delivering the satisfaction of discharging slowly and charging fast.
The smartphone is compatible with 4G LTE networks and supports Voice-over-LTE function. A USB Type-C port aids its fast charging and gives it USB OTG functionality.
The phone comes with a hybrid dual Nano SIM slot which lets you choose between using two Nano SIM slots and using one and the second for internal storage expansion via microSD.
Software & Hardware
The Alcatel Flash features a fingerprint sensor below its rear camera module which allows you to secure the phone and carry out extra functions.
The Alcatel Flash (2017) runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow straight out of the box.
Alcatel Flash 2017 Full Phone Specifications
|Announced||April 5, 2017|
|Status||Coming | Announced (No price details)|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|SIM Type||Micro + Nano / microSD Slot.|
|SIM Count||Hybrid SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|4G||Up to 300/50 Mbps|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Dimensions||152.5 * 76.35 * 9.8 mm|
|Build||Metal Unibody Design with brushed curved back.|
|Display Type||IPS Fully-laminated touchscreen|
|Resolution||1920 * 1080 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~401 ppi pixel density|
|Protection||Asahi DragonTrail Glass with oleophobic coating|
|Dual 13MP (Monochrome) + 13MP (RGB) Cameras|
|f/2.0 aperture, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size|
|0.15-seconds PDAF, Touch focus, Panorama, Geo-tagging|
|Yes, Dual-tone LED flash (Primary & Secondary)|
|Dual 8MP + 5MP cameras|
|f/2.0 aperture & Autofocus|
|Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|64-bit MediaTek Helio X20|
|GPU||Mali T880 MP4|
|Expandable up to 128GB (microSD) [hybrid]|
|Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor, Compass|
|Yes, Bluetooth v4.1|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||USB Type-C|
|USB On-the Go (OTG)||Yes|
|GPS||Yes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS + BDS|
|Standby||Up to 466 hours (3G)|
|Talk Time||Up to 20 hours (3G)|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Yes, FM radio No|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
|– MP4/H.264 player |
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Availability and Price of Alcatel Flash in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana
The Alcatel Flash flagship smartphone comes in Black colour and would be available at a date that would be announced later by the company. The smartphone was announced in Saudi Arabia, so we expect that it will be launched there first. The price details of the smartphone are not available yet.