Smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio display was reserved for high-end smartphones, but recently many companies including the new feature inside their mid-tier products.
Today, A Big Chinese company TCL uplift the standard for budget-friendly smartphones by adding 18:9 displays to at least one of its devices. Alcatel 3C is one of the many phones that TCL plans to introduce in the next few months and, judging by the specs list, an inexpensive one.
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Indeed, it looks like Alcatel 3C will sell in Europe for no more than €120 outright. The new device will be available in three colors: Metallic Black, Metallic Blue, and Metallic Gold.
The primary selling point, the 6-inch IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio feature HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution where you can’t see in other mid-range devices. The rest of the phone’s specs are totally average but quite decent for an entry-level handset.
Inside is loaded with a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8321 processor, paired with 1GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage. An 8-megapixel rear-camera is present as well, along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera in the front.
Furthermore, the Alcatel 3C features dual-SIM support and runs Android Nougat right out of the box. It is also powered by a 3000mAh battery that should last up to 15 hours of talk time or up to 300 hours of standby time.