In January 2017 at the CES, Alcatel had announced the Alcatel A3 XL targeted at those in search of premium smartphones at the affordable price range. The company appears now to be working on a successor to the A3 XL as evident by the appearance of an Alcatel-branded device dubbed Alcatel A3A XL on the FCC certification site. Further fueling speculations that the device may be unveiled at the January CES, the device has now surfaced on the GFXBench listing with virtually all of its expected specifications.
Listed with the model number TCL 5099, the Alcatel A3A XL bears a 5-inch display along with 2160 x 1080 resolution, and while we are not certain what design trend will be in place, the screen resolution suggests the device will adopt the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio. The device will be powered by backed by a MediaTek MT6735 quad-core chipset clocking at 1.4GHz. RAM is GB, while the storage space is 16GB, and will run Android Oreo out of the box.
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On the photographic front, the device is listed with a single 16-megapixel (but a 15-megapixel camera is referenced in GFXBench list), while an 8-megapixel (7-megapixel as per the listing) selfie camera is said to be above the display, this is in contrary to the listing on the FCC where the attached image indicated this device will come sporting a dual rear camera setup.
We are not exactly sure when the Alcatel A3A XL will be unveiled, but having cleared FCC hurdle and now its appearance on GFXBench, the launch date may just be around the corner.