Alcatel has launched a new smartphone called the U5 HD. This smartphone is essentially an upgraded version of the U5 which was unveiled at MWC 2017. The Alcatel U5 was launched with low-end specifications, and the U5 HD, while being an enhanced version, still is a budget smartphone. The pricing and availability details of the Alcatel U5 HD are yet to be known. But it is expected that the smartphone will be unveiled at the upcoming IFA 2017 in Berlin. Also Read - Alcatel 3T 10 tablet launched in India; prices start from Rs 9,999Also Read - Alcatel and ZTE to launch phones with Spreadtrum SC9863A chipset soon
In terms of design, the smartphone features a textured back for an easy and comfortable grip. The design language is quite simple with three capacitive touch buttons up front, and the rear camera lens placed on the top center. The volume rocker and power button are placed on the right side with the USB port at the bottom. The smartphone is available in two color options of Pure White and Volcanic Black.
Alcatel U5 specifications, features
The Alcatel U5 features a 5-inch HD display. The smartphone is powered a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor that is paired with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of onboard storage. The storage can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. In the photography department, the smartphone features an 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash. Up front, it houses a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash. Some of the camera features available include HDR, EIS, Face Mask, Instant Collage, Selfie Album, Face Show, and Face Beauty. ALSO READ: Alcatel Idol 5S, A30 Plus, A50 smartphones launched: Price, specifications and features
Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 2,220mAh battery. Its connectivity options include dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. On the software front, the Alcatel U5 HD runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. ALSO READ: Alcatel A3 10 with Android 7.0 Nougat launched in India, priced at Rs 9,999: Specifications, features
In comparison, the Alcatel U5 features a 5-inch 480p display, a MediaTek MT6737M processor paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. For photography, the Alcatel U5 packs a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera, both with LED flash. The Alcatel U5 is fueled by a 2,050mAh battery, and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. RELATED: Alcatel U5, A3, A5 LED smartphones and Plus 12 tablet launched at MWC 2017: Specifications, features