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Alcatel has come up with a new smartphone, named the alcatel Flash, and it’s not to be confused with the other alcatel Flash from 2014, which was then succeeded by the Flash 2 in 2015. In any case, what logically had to have been the Flash 3, and in fact isn’t, is quite intriguing.
Taking the dual camera fad a notch higher, the alcatel Flash packs two on the back and two on the front. The rear ones are a 2x13MP affair, one monochrome, the other is RGB. The latter uses the Sony IMX258 – same sensor as in the LG G6. Both are behind f/2.0 lenses. 4K video recording is supported, though it’s unclear if both cameras will be able to do it.
On the front it’s a more modest setup consisting of an 8MP cam and a supplementary 5MP one for depth of focus effects. Both are f/2.0 as well. There are also dual tone LED flashes front and back.
The display is a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS unit, so the budget wasn’t all spent on cameras. The chipset behind all this is the Mediatek Helio X20, so the Flash is pretty powerful too – a deca-core CPU with 2xCortex-A72 doing the heavy lifting. The 3,100mAh battery is a bit of a red flag for this setup, though.
The phone has all the usual goodies, including a fingerprint sensor on the back, USB-C port, dual SIM support (all things dual!), and an FM radio receiver. There is, of course, LTE support, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, and GPS, GLONASS and Beidou for positioning.
What there isn’t, however, is details on pricing and availability.
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