TCL Alcatel has officially launched the Alcatel 3C, the entry-level phone that appeared in a leaked press render a couple of days back. Although exclusive to Italy at the moment, the device is priced at €129.99 SIM-free and unlocked, and is expected to be showcased at the upcoming MWC in Barcelona where a general pricing will be announced. It is available only in Metallic Black, Metallic Blue, and Metallic Gold color options.
Made entirely of a plastic body, the Alcatel 3C only selling point is probably its 6-inch 1,440×720 display with the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio (and a 76% screen-to-body ratio). Other than that, all other specs are entry-level.
The device houses the 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT8321) chipset which is paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage with the provision to add in a 128GB microSD card.
The Alcatel 3C comes with an 8-megapixel autofocus camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front, while it gets its juice from a 3000mAh battery. The dual SIM enabled device runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and comes fitted with a rear fingerprint scanner. The device supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS connectivity options.
In a related news, the Company is set to reveal the Alcatel 3V later at the MWC in Barcelona, and unlike the 3C, the upcoming Alcatel 3V is expected to sport dual rear cameras.