Alcatel reveals its 2018 smartphone lineup, promises immersive 18:9 display experience


Alcatel can't miss a major tech event like CES (Consumer Electronics Show), even if the smartphone brand is not quite ready to introduce new products. However, a little bit of self-promotion and sneak peeks at what's to come doesn't hurt.

So, until the big reveal drops at MWC (Mobile World Congress) next month, the company confirmed its 2018 smartphone lineup will be split in three series: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3 and Alcatel 1.

Alcatel 5 series will include “affordable premium tier” smartphones, which will offer features like face unlock, 18:9 full view displays and more. Basically, these will be Alcatel's flagship killers with which the company hopes to conquer the US market.

Alcatel 3 series smartphones are more affordable and promise to provide customers with a mix of the “latest trendy features,” including dual cameras, premium design, and high-res displays.

Finally, Alcatel 1 is aimed at those who can't afford to purchase devices in any of the other two categories, but want to experience a little bit of that premium feeling. Even though they will be Alcatel's most affordable smartphone, they should offer stylish design and premium materials, as well as 18:9 full view display and other “high-end features.”

It's true that Alcatel hasn't actually introduced any new smartphone, but you can see three of them in the gallery: Alcatel 1x, Alcatel 3v and Alcatel 5. Information about their specs, price, and availability will be revealed in late February at MWC 2018 trade fair.



source: Alcatel

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7 Comments

1. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

So sad to see that everyone's changing from 16:9 to 18:9... Only because it's new, it's just marketing.. Why not a 16:9 full view display?

2. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Agree. 16:9 could also have thin bezel

5. Cat97

Posts: 1972; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

No, 16:9 could not have thin bezels because this would have reduced the internal volume of the phone and the components would not have room. 18:9 keeps the internal volume by enlarging the screen but keeping the overall dimensions the same. It's a trick, smaller bezels should have made the phones smaller but they did not, actually the phones are sometimes much taller (see S8 vs S7).

6. Furbal unregistered

Mate 10 says hello. Heck, LG G2 says hello.

7. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

LG G2 only had slim side bezels... We're talking about top and bottom bezels here... So, no "hello" there.

3. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Alcatel 5 looks great

4. dimas

Posts: 3404; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Give us good specs with good price. Make alcatel great again.

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