Alcatel is bringing a 4G flip phone with Google Assistant to the US

Alcatel is bringing a 4G flip phone with Google Assistant to the US
TCL, the Chinese company that owns the Alcatel brand and the rights to launch BlackBerry-branded phones, has just announced a flip phone that will be released in the United States very soon.

We're not sure whether or not to call the GO FLIP 3 a dumb phone since it's powered by KaiOS, the same mobile platform that runs on many Nokia phones. The important thing is that the phone features Google Assistant support and 4G connectivity.

Alcatel said the GO FLIP 3 will be available at T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile sometime in October. However, AT&T and Cricket Wireless will offer the feature phone as well starting September 27, but under a different name – SMARTFLIP.

Both GO FLIP 3 and SMARTFLIP have the same specs, so you won't have to worry about getting the phone from one carrier or the other. Now, as far as the specs go, the feature phone sports a small 2.8-inch internal display, Real-Time-Text (RTT) for conversational texting, Text Telephone (TTY) mode for the hearing impaired, and a Readout feature for the visually impaired.

The GO FLIP 3/SMARTFLIP promises up to 7 hours of continuous talk time on a single charge. Also, the phone includes 8GB of expandable storage (up to 32GB). No word on prices yet, but we expect this one to be very cheap.

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GO FLIP 3
  • Display 2.8" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Battery 1350 mAh(9h 3G talk time)
SMARTFLIP
  • Display 2.8" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Battery 1350 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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3 Comments

2. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

ill buy one if its $20

3. aegislash

Posts: 1516; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It absolutely has to be universally unlocked. -Mxy

4. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

These companies need to stop saying 4G, which is essentially 3.5G. LTE is what really matters. The iPhone 4S had 4G, but it wasn't LTE, while the iPhone 5 had LTE. It is a simple thing to prevent angry customers.

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