TCL-subsidy Alcatel has launched world s first smartphone to sport a dual-camera setup at the back as well as the front. The smartphone featuring four cameras on board is called Alcatel Flash. The device has seen a rather quiet launch, and for now it is only available in selected regions of Middle East. Also Read - TCL cancelled its clamshell foldable phone, aimed to take on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3Also Read - TCL launches India's first Mini LED TV: check top features. price in India
There is no official world from the company regarding the price, release and other details of Alcatel Flash. With four cameras on board, it is apparent that the device is targeted at photography enthusiasts. Notably, the rear camera on the handset also produces images in RAW format, apart from the regular formats. RAW data files support on this device is sure to interest many, and could be a game changer for Alcatel, as the image format helps rich image processing on photo-editing tools. Also Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
The smartphone has a pair of 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 sensor at the back, with one lens capturing colored photos, while the other lens capturing shots in monochrome. The two images are then merged by internal image processor to create high quality pictures. On the front, Alcatel Flash sports an 8 megapixel camera along with another 5 megapixel camera lens for capturing better selfies.
Alcatel Flash features, specifications
In terms of design, the Alcatel Flash sports an all-metal body with fine brushed texture lending the device a premium feel. The handset features a 5.5-inch full HD display offering 1920X1080 pixels resolution, and is powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor. It has 3GB RAM, with 32GB of expandable internal storage, and runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 out of the box. ALSO READ: Huawei Y5 2017 launched: Specifications, Features & More
Other features on Alcatel Flash includes a 3,100mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor placed on the rear panel. It is a dual-SIM enabled smartphone, and connectivity suite on the device includes Wi-Fi/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi direct, Wi-Fi display, FM radio, USB OTG, and USB Type-C.
Dual camera setup on smartphones today are not surprising, but Alcatel seems to have taken the whole thing one step further with the Alcatel Flash. It would be interesting to see how consumers and the smartphone market react to this new game changer.