Alcatel 3C may be the cheapest smartphone with 18:9 display

Alcatel 3C may be the cheapest smartphone with 18:9 display

Up until a few months ago, displays with 18:9 aspect ratio were reserved for high-end smartphones, but more recently we've noticed many companies including the new feature inside their mid-tier products.

Now, Chinese company TCL raises 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.

In fact, it looks like Alcatel 3C will sell in Europe for no more than €120 outright. The smartphone will be available in three colors: Metallic Black, Metallic Blue, and Metallic Gold.

The main selling point, the 6-inch IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio feature HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution. The rest of the phone's specs are totally unimpressive but quite decent for an entry-level handset.

Alcatel 3C may be the cheapest smartphone with 18:9 display

On the inside, Alcatel 3C packs a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8321 processor, coupled 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.

Alcatel 3C feature dual-SIM support and runs Android Nougat right out of the box. Also, it's powered by a 3,000 mAh battery that should last up to 15 hours of talk time or up to 300 hours of standby time.

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7 Comments

1. epdm2be

Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"...Alcatel 3C may be the cheapest smartphone with 18:9 display..." Amazing! Yet,I couldn't care less about 18:9 displays. I'd rather have a full HD normal display, IR-blaster, perfect 2-way call-recording, headphone-jack, loud loudspeaker, great reception, user-replaceable battery, USB type C... in fact all things that REALLY matter and make life easier! I don't give a damn about 18:9 display, flat UI, glass or metal... plastic is fine by me as long as it is sturdy and a reasonable pricetag for a reasonable device. 1000euros/dollars is WAY too much for a bloody phone.. no matter which logo is embedded at the back.

2. yeahokay

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 28, 2017

then buy one...... there are a s**t ton of devices with the things you mentioned. Stop complaining about something good

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

There are? How many devices have removable batteries these days?

3. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

And I wish you'd quit whining. Guess neither of us have gotten what we wanted...

7. yeahokay

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 28, 2017

you are whining yourself, not me. I simply stated the solution which was to pick one up because there are hundreds of choices of the above stated. So trying to have a moral high ground isn't doing any favors for your crying

5. markusinfinite

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 05, 2016

1GB Ram?! My god.

6. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

Hey, smartphone manufacturers!! Whichever smartphone you produce, please, add CDMA 800 MHz, not only GSM 900/1800 MHz!! I read reviews of many new smartphones, but only 4-5 % of them support CDMA 800 MHz, which I can use on Perfectum`s network in Uzbekistan!! cdma.uz

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