Alcatel, the child brand of TCL Communications has launched two new smartphones in the Indian market. Dubbed as the Alcatel A5 LED and the Alcatel A7, both the smartphones will be exclusively available on Amazon India. To recall, the A5 LED was announced way back at the MWC 2017 tech show in Barcelona earlier this year, and the Alcatel A7 was launched recently at the IFA 2017 trade show.
Starting off with the prices, the Alcatel A5 LED is a modular smartphone that costs Rs. 12,999, whereas the Alcatel A7 is a premium smartphone priced at Rs. 13,999. As an introductory offer, the Alcatel A5 LED purchasers will get a free 3100mAh modular accessory worth Rs. 3,999 for free from November 10 to November 13. And with the Alcatel A7, the company is offering a TCL Moveband fitness tracker worth Rs. 2,499 inside the retail packaging between November 10 and November 13. Both the devices are already up for sale in the country.
Alcatel is also promising a free one-time screen replacement for one year, and telecom operator Reliance Jio has partnered with Alcatel to offer additional 20GB free data for the Alcatel A5 LED and A7 purchasers.
Alcatel A5 LED Specifications
Alcatel is a smartphone brand that doesn’t offer you great specifications like its Chinese counterparts. The Alcatel A5 LED comes with a 5.2-inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, and it is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC. The chipset is paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, that can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card.
The device comes with all the connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It has a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP front-facing camera. The sad part is the phone still runs Android Marshmallow, and the company did not mention any availability of Android Nougat at the launch event. This entire package is backed by a 2800mAh battery and the phone will be available in a single Metallic Silver colour option.
Alcatel A7 Specifications
Coming to the Alcatel’s premium offering, the Alcatel A7, this smartphone offers a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. It is fuelled by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750T chipset, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card.
Optics in the Alcatel A7 include a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP front-facing camera. The phone comes with 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC. Thankfully, it runs Android Nougat out of the box and is backed by a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support. The Alcatel A7 will be made available in Metallic Black and Metallic Gold colour options.
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