Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 targets shutterbugs and selfie addicts on a budget
Up-and-coming TCL-owned device manufacturer Alcatel had quite a strong showing at IFA 2015 earlier this month, essentially taking the wraps off at least one model of everything you can think of. Cross-platform smartwatches, rugged phones, ultra-low-cost Androids, slightly higher-end handhelds, a gigantic tablet, you name it, Alcatel brought it to Berlin.
Incredibly enough, there’s even more to come from the budget specialist, including a Windows phablet and camera-centric 5-inch Android. The latter has just quietly gone official under the moniker OneTouch Flash 2, obviously following in the footsteps of last year’s Flash, and the Flash Plus launched back in May in a handful of emerging markets.
Similarly, the Flash 2 is unlikely to see a global spread, heading for India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam to start with in the next few weeks. There are no words on pricing yet, but knowing the company’s aspirations and objectives, we feel pretty optimistic.
For the right amount of money, the mid-range Lollipop soldier has a lot to offer, first and foremost a “state-of-the-art” 13MP rear-facing camera endowed with a Samsung Isocell sensor, RealTone Flash, f/2.0 aperture, and 0.3 seconds autofocus.
The secondary 84-degree wide angle snapper is no featherweight either, touting 5 selfie-friendly megapixels, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, and autofocus. The rest of the specifications aren’t really on-par with the two high-end (ish) photography tools, ranging from humble to average: 720p screen resolution, octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processing power, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD support, 3,000 mAh battery.
Still, we can probably all agree an economical price point will make the Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 an irresistible purchase. Would that be $250? Less, perhaps?