Here they are, the budget-friendly Alcatel 1X, 3, 3X, 3V and 5 in the flesh at MWC 2018, complete with 18:9 screens, fingerprint sensors and great bang for buck.
The Alcatel 5, 3V, 3X, 3 and 1X are all extremely affordable for their very respectable specs and features, including 18:9 screens and facial recognition.
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We already know a great deal about the technically unreleased 18:9 Alcatel 5, 3v and 1x smartphones, which will be fully detailed next Saturday, February 24.
Purportedly priced at a reasonable €230 in Europe, the Alcatel 5 is coming soon with razor-thin screen bezels, dual front-facing cameras and Android 8.0 Oreo.
Two of TCL's "re-imagined" Alcatel smartphones previewed at CES 2018 last week are already detailed in full, sharing a display aspect ratio and fingerprint scanner.
The upcoming Alcatel 5, 3 and 1 Series of Android smartphones will target different price tiers while sharing 18:9 "full view" displays and a "universal" design language.
We don't know a whole lot about the upcoming Alcatel 5 flagship Android phone, except for what can be gleaned from ev-leaked renders.
TCL has at least six Alcatel-branded Android smartphones slated for 2018 releases, ranging from an Alcatel 5 with a small chin to a bland-looking 1x.