Alcatel 3C goes official with 6-inch 18:9 HD+ display, Android Nougat

Priced at €130 (roughly Rs. 10,127), the smartphone is likely to go on sale in the European market later this month.

By Chandrika
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While we are already well into the New Year, smartphone manufacturers are still hungover on one trend from last year. We are talking about displays with the aspect ratio of 18:9. A majority of smartphones that have been launched so far in 2018 come with 18:9. For instance, Meizu yesterday introduced the Meizu M6S, which is the company's first 18:9 smartphone. And, with the launch of Alcatel 3C, TCL-owned Alcatel finally decided to board the 18:9 train as well.

Alcatel 3C goes official with 6-inch 18:9 HD+ display, Android Nougat

 

Alcatel has launched a new smartphone called Alcatel 3C in Italy. It is likely to go on sale later this month in the European market. Sadly, the company is yet to announce the phone's global availability. As for the pricing, the smartphone has been launched at just €130 (roughly Rs. 10,127). The Alcatel 3C has entry-level specs for the most part, but it has some features that we usually see in the mid-range category.

Display and design

Display and design

Despite being a budget device, the Alcatel 3C brings a 6-inch IPS LCD display that delivers a HD+ resolution of 1440×720 pixels. As stated, the display carries an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen is protected by a 2.5-inch curved glass for extra protection.

On the aesthetics part, the smartphone comes with a plastic body. It bezels are narrow, at least as compared to previous Alcatel phones. The Alcatel 3C doesn't feature a physical home button and there is a single camera lens, LED flash and a fingerprint scanner on its rear panel.

The handset measures 161×76×7.9mm and its weight is 169 grams. There are three color variants available for this phone; Metallic Black, Metallic Blue, and Metallic Gold.

 

Processor, memory and battery
 

Processor, memory and battery

The Alcatel 3C is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT8321 processor running at 1.3 GHz. The smartphone offers 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage capacity which is further expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.

The handset is backed by a standard 3,000mAh Li-Ion battery inside.

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Software, cameras and connectivity

Software, cameras and connectivity

The Alcatel 3C runs arrives pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

The imagery aspect of the smartphone includes an 8MP rear-facing primary camera with LED flash and a 5MP fixed focus selfie camera. Both the cameras offer support for HD video recording (up to 30 frames per second).

In terms of connectivity, this dual-SIM smartphone has features like 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS.

 

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