At CES in Las Vegas, TCL unveiled its new strategy for the TCL brand. Three terminals have been shown, without being detailed. One of them, the Alcatel 3v, has been leaked almost completely.
For TCL, CES 2018 was an ad-rich edition, but not necessarily a product. The idea of the Chinese firm was rather to reassure observers about its commitment to mobile telephony. For BlackBerry, TCL is preparing at least two terminals this year. And for Alcatel, a new catalog has been implemented with three ranges: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3 and Alcatel 1. To illustrate this, the manufacturer has chosen to unveil the names of three terminals: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3v and the Alcatel 1x.
A wait that will be long
Even though mobiles were present at the CES, TCL said that the detailed presentation of the three smartphones would have to wait for the Mobile World Congress to be held in a little over a month. Obviously, during the six weeks separating the CES from the MWC, it seems obvious that the leaks will follow one another to reveal everything that TCL wanted to keep in reserve for Barcelona. It is certainly for this reason that TCL has formalized this week the Alcatel 3c to give a bit of grit to the media specialized.
But this will not be enough to satisfy the curiosity of some of them. Roland Quandt, for example, German journalist at WinFuture.de and leaker on Twitter. He posted on his account the pair of images above accompanied by a technical sheet. According to his comments, this is the Alcatel 3v, a model that is part of the range “3”, as the Alcatel 3c, but whose data sheet is a little better off. We find an entry-level platform, but a dual camera has been integrated.
Panoramic screen and dual camera
In detail, the Alcatel 3v should be a big phone with widescreen 18 / 9th Full HD + 6 inches. Behind this screen would be a quad-core MT6737 chipset from MediaTek (four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.3 GHz). The component would be accompanied by 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and a battery of 3000 mAh (only). WiFi n, Bluetooth 4.2 and LTE category 4 technologies provide phone connectivity. There would be two SIM ports and one SD port (it is not specified whether it is dedicated or built into a hybrid SIM port).
The dual photosensor would be a 16 + 2-megapixel model (the second serving as support for the first one taking the picture). At the front, the webcam would be an 8-megapixel model. A fingerprint reader is present on the back of the device, as you can see. The Alcatel 3v is 8.05 mm thick. It would weigh 169 grams. And it would be positioned at the price of 179 euros in open market. Or 50 euros more expensive than the Alcatel 3c.