TCL Communications has launched two affordable mobile phone models: Alcatel 3X and Alcatel 1SE. Keeping up with industry trends by equipping them with multiple cameras, the company tries to compete in the intermediate and entry market with modest hardware.
Both run Android 10 from the factory and feature a screen with HD + resolution. In the visual, we can find inspirations in more expensive models, but the two renounce the modern and elegant design of the tops of the line. The Alcatel 1SE has a trio of rear cameras and LED flash lined up vertically, in addition to a front camera that cuts out the drop-shaped display. It has Unisoc SC9863A chipset, the company’s entry processor, 3 GB and 32 GB of storage (expandable up to 64 GB).
The Alcatel 3X, in turn, carries four rear cameras and LED flash arranged in a “tray”, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20, and a front camera. It is equipped with a MediaTek Helio P22 processor, accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage (expandable up to 256 GB).
Despite focusing on cheap products, both displays make up a good part of the front of the device, even with thick edges. The Alcatel 1SE has a 6.22 inch (19: 9) screen powered by the 4,000 mAh battery. The Alcatel 3X is slightly larger, with 6.52 inches (20: 9) and a 5,000 mAh battery. Considering the underpowered hardware, the maximum load should deliver more than 1 full day away from the outlets with ease.
Camera set for everyone
Cameras are the biggest highlight of the new models. The two share a 5 MP wide-angle sensor and 2 MP for Depth of Field (DoF) dedicated to the perception of distance between objects. In Alcatel 3X, the primary camera is 16 MP F / 1.8 aperture, with a 2 MP sensor for F / 2.4 aperture macro. In the cheapest model, the primary camera is 13 MP (F / 2.2).
It is not yet known what the result of the cameras in action is, but they are likely to be better in daylight or in bright environments. There is no mention of a system adapted for dimly lit scenarios or other features.
Both will be available in two colors: Agate Green and Power Gray for the Alcatel 1SE; Jewelry Black and Jewelry Green for Alcatel 3X. Both are guaranteed to arrive in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The cheapest will be sold for 99 euros and the most expensive, for 149 euros.