TCL sub-brand Alcatel has launched two new smartphones in the Indian market. Dubbed as the Alcatel A5 LED and the Alcatel A7, they are available exclusively on Amazon India for sale from today. These devices are targeted at young customers who want something unique and different than the rest of the competition. The A5 LED was announced at the MWC 2017 show in Barcelona earlier this year while the Alcatel A7 was launched recently at the IFA 2017 trade show.
Both the Alcatel A7 and A5 LED smartphones to have offers on the purchase. The Alcatel A5 LED offers a free 3100mAh Alcatel Power+ PC01C Mod worth Rs. 3999, while the Alcatel A7 offers a free TCL move and fitness tracker, worth Rs. 2,499. Additionally, both the smartphones are offering free Reliance Jio data up to 20 GB with 5 GB data for four months on the purchase and also a free one-time screen replacement offer up to 90 days. These offers are only available from November 10 to November 13. Both devices come with plastic bodies and metallic back covers.
Alcatel A5 LED
Speaking of the Alcatel A5 LED, the device comes with a LED light flashing back cover which can be removed and replaced with a regular back cover. The LEDs make different formations for different contacts and notifications. Users can also select pre-installed themes of LED’s and customize them. The LED’s can also be synchronized with a playlist to “play” with the music.
On the paper, the Alcatel A5 LED features a 5.2 inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display. The smartphone comes with big bezels on the upper and lower side. There is a fingerprint sensor on the lower bezel along with capacitive Back and Overview buttons. The upper bezel contains the front cam, a LED flash and the earpiece. The volume rocker and the power button are placed on the right side. On the bottom side of the device has a micro USB port, a speaker and the microphone. The top includes the 3.5 mm jack and a secondary microphone. The device measures 46 x 72.1 x 7.7 mm or 10.2 mm( extra cover) and weighs 159 g.
The Alcatel A5 LED is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek MT6753 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz along with a Mali-T720 MP3. It offers 3 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, which is expandable via micro SD card. There is a 13 MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash and a 5 MP on the front. Connectivity includes 4G VoLTE, 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS with A-GPS. The dual-SIM smartphone runs an old Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is backed by a 2800mAh battery.
The Alcatel A5 LED comes in single Metallic Silver colour and is priced at Rs. 12,999.
The Alcatel A7 sports a 5.5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display and is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750T processor clocked at 1.5 GHz along with a Mali-T860MP2 GPU. It offers 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory which is expandable memory up to 128 GB with micro SD card. The device features two front-facing speakers on the upper and lower bezel along with a fingerprint sensor. Connectivity includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and NFC . The device measures 152.7 x 76.5 x 8.95 mm and weighs 163 g.
The dual SIM smartphone sports a 16 MP rear camera with aperture f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, PDAF and a dual-tone flash and an 8 MP front cam with 84-degree wide-angle view and a front flash. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is backed by a 4000 mAh battery with fast charging support.
The Alcatel A7 is available in Metallic Gold and Metallic Black colour and is priced at Rs. 13,999.