Alcatel unveils a slew of new devices with 18:9 aspect ratios


Oh, and you can also call it the Alcatel 1X if you please. We've reached out to Alcatel for additional information. The 3V features a 6-inch, 18:9 display with a 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution for a sharp image - yes, it has a higher resolution than the Alcatel 5 above, despite the fact that the 3V is the lower-tier device here. It comes with either 16 GB or 32 GB of expandable storage. It's got cameras, but they're probably not worth a ton since they weigh in at 8MP on the rear and 5MP on the front. Finally, RAM amounts to 2GB, says Alcatel. It's powered by a quad-core MediaTek 8735A ticking at 1.45 GHz with 2 GB of RAM.

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

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The Alcatel 3 series, on the other hand, is a little more varied. The Alcatel 3X comes with Android 7 Nougat out of the box, a fingerprint scanner, the FaceKey facial unlock feature, and a 3,000 mAh battery to keep it all running. Just like the 1x, the phone also includes 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded, though in this case up to 128GB. Inside there's a quad-core MediaTek MT8735A processor, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.

The phone's rear camera comes in at 13-megapixels, with the front shooter sporting 5-megapixels. It'll be available next month for 149,99 euros and comes in black, blue, and gold. 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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The mid-tier 5.7-inch Alcatel 5 is the company's premium phone with a focus on photography. And for those who can't deal with the 5's odd look, the Alcatel 3V features a more conventional design with a glossy, curved back. The one thing the device has going for itself is that the display has a 18:9 aspect ratio, so the bezels on top and bottom are a bit trimmer. Adding to the mix, the three also boast different RAM and storage configurations.

On the front you'll find a 5 MP camera for all your selfie-taking needs.

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