Alcatel wasn’t left out of the fray at the recently concluded CES 2017 as the company also launched its latest smartphone which it called the Alcatel A3 XL.
As the name implies, the Alcatel A3 XL sports an extra large display, 6-inches in size to be exact, which places it in the phablet category.
The Alcatel A3 XL deploys a beautiful design that would make you think it is an high-end phablet but a closer look at the specs leaves one in disappointment. The device’s 6-inch display comes with a somewhat disappointing HD resolution. There is a physical home button just under the display. Powering the device on the inside is a MediaTek quad-core chip running at a low frequency of just 1.1GHz. Another surprise is the 1GB RAM which the smartphone features as well as the small 8GB of storage which can only be expanded up to 32GB. So if you are a gaming and multitasking geek, this just isn’t for you.
Camera wise, the Alcatel 3S XL packs an 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash. And up front, there’s a 5MP selfie camera. We won’t know just yet how the camera would paly out, but considering this is a low-end device we really can’t expect anything spectacular in terms of imaging. A fingerprint sensor is located on the back and beneath it is a decent 3000mAh battery.
Alcatel A3 XL Specs
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- Dual SIM
- 6-inch HD IPS Display, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, ~245ppi
- 1.1GHz MediaTek MT8753B quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot
- 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Fingerprint scanner
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 165 x 82.5 x 7.9 mm
- 3,000mAh battery
The Alcatel 3S XL comes in a wide range of color options which sets the device apart. The company did not specify the price of the smartphone but did hint that the phablet will sell for around $200 when it becomes available. The phone will be first sold in Asia Pacific, Africa, and Latin America sometime in the second quarter of 2017.