11, Jan 2018

Alcatel 3C with 6-inch 18:9 display stars in leaked press renders

Alcatel is on the verge of overhauling its smartphone product lineup, removing the IDOL branding on its yet-to-be-announced devices. One of its six upcoming handsets is the Alcatel 3C which recently stars in leaked press renders.

Last December, the TCL-backed Alcatel brand surfaced in the news after being in the shadows for quite some time. According to the rumorsphere, Alcatel will be having a full revamp of its smartphone product lineup, losing the IDOL branding in the process. The positive thing that can happen during the overhaul is Alcatel's integration of 18:9 displays on the members of the new series composed of the Alcatel 1X, Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3C, Alcatel 3V, Alcatel 3X, and the Alcatel 5.

Roughly a week ago, our eyes feasted on the highest-end device among the six, the Alcatel 5, when its press render leaked online. Now, its lower-tier sibling, the Alcatel 3C, is getting the same treatment.

The Alcatel 3C recently starred in a bunch of images showing all its possible angles. We are looking at a premium-looking phone enclosed in a polycarbonate chassis and covered with a metal finish, which is quite surprising for a budget-friendly handset. Although it did not get rid of all the bezels, they are of minimal size and do not overcrowd the all-screen front fascia. There's a round-shaped single camera module on the rear side with the fingerprint scanner right below. The iconic Alcatel logo is also on the back panel. The leaked renders show off the device in two beautiful hues, namely Gold, and Black.

As far as specs are concerned, the Alcatel 3C will sport a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and of course, an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, it might come with a MediaTek MT8321 chipset coupled with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory storage. On the camera department, the smartphone is expected to feature an 8-megapixel rear snapper and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. It will run on Android Nougat out-of-the-box and pack a 3000 mAh battery. Pricing is said to be USD 120 (around INR 7,600). It will allegedly arrive at the MWC in February, if not, towards the end of the ongoing CES.