TCL-owned Alcatel has unveiled its flagship smartphone, the 5V. Priced at $199 (approximately Rs 13,500), the smartphone will go on sale later this month in the US, and other select markets. However, there is no word on whether or not it will make way to the Indian shores.
The Alcatel 5V comes with a metal frame and glass back design. It is offered in Black and Blue color variants. One of the highlights of the smartphone is the Google Lens integration in the camera interface allowing users to find products, copy and paste text, add events to calendar, identify animals, plants and landmarks.
Alcatel is also touting the AI cameras on the smartphone with scene detection. It can identify pets, food, people, flowers, sky, sea and more to tweak the settings accordingly, and allowing you to capture better photos. The smartphone also comes a fingerprint sensor and face unlock features.
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Alcatel 5V specifications and features
Specifications wise, the Alcatel 5V features a 6.2-inch HD+ display running at a resolution of 720x1500pixels, and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The display also has a notch on the top that houses the front camera, earpiece and sensors. Under the hood is a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with octa-core CPU featuring 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2GHz, and 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz. The chipset is paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage, along with a microSD card slot for further expansion.
In terms of optics, you get a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 12-megapixel primary camera of f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary camera of aperture f/2.4. The secondary camera acts as a depth sensor allowing for DSLR-like bokeh effects. Upfront is an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.8 aperture.
To keep things ticking, the Alcatel 5V is armed with a 4,000mAh battery, and connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G LTE with VoLTE HD voice calling support. On the software front, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS.