alcatel 5V Debuts With 6.2” Screen, Dual Rear Cameras and 4000 mAh Battery
TCL owned Alcatel just revealed their latest flagship, the alcatel 5v respectively. This droid comes with very interesting features and an unbeatable price. Just to give you a taste, for under $200 you’ll get a 6.2 inches wide display, boasting a resolution of 720×1500 pixels, an impressive 88 percent screen to body ratio in a 19:9 format, a beefy 4000 mAh battery and, on top of that, 2.5D Dragontrail glass.
It’s not bad at all, is it? The alcatel 5v is the current flagship in TCL’s line-up and it comes with a dual camera setup, 12 MP plus 2 MP on the back panel, together with dual tone LED flash. The secondary 2 MP sensor is only being used for getting depth information, thus enabling the crazy popular bokeh effects. The main 12 MP camera comes with1.25μm pixels and 1/2.8″ size, and its features include burst shot, AI scene detection, real time bokeh, HDR, electronic image stabilization (OIS would’ve been nice, but I am aiming too far for $199), and, last but not least, Google Lens.
In case you don’t know what Google Lens is, well, this software tries to ID the things you point your camera at. Why? I don’t really know, maybe it’s just Google trying to get every piece of information about you. The selfie camera has 8 MP with 1.12μm pixels and 1/4″ sensor size. Being a flagship of sorts, the alcatel 5v’s selfie unit comes with real time photo/video filters, face beautification and a new-thing called Social Mode, featuring Photo Booth, Instant Collage and Easy Share.
Under the hood, you’ll discover a solid Helio P22 SoC, courtesy of Mediatek, an octa-core platform with the A-53 Cortex CPUs clocked at 2 ghz, working together with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. All this can be yours for $199 in selected markets. The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and it will be offered in blue and black colorways.
I had the Xperia XA1 with P20 for a little while and that thing had some sweet performance + darn good battery life (despite of a relatively small 2700mAh battery and a huge screen). As long as Alcatel doesn’t screw up on the software side, this thing is gonna be great.