As part of CES 2017, Alcatel has just announced a new, and pretty big, smartphone. The Alcatel A3 XL has a 6-inch display, but inside the hardware is not quite as impressive.
The display will only have a resolution of 720×1280 and the MediaTek processor is a quad-core chip running at just 1.1GHz. The phone will only have 1GB of RAM and just 8GB of onboard storage, with a microSD card for adding up to 32GB of more storage. Other specs include an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, a fingerprint sensor on the back and a 3000mAh battery.
It’s clear that this device is not targeting the hardcore hardware Android fans but rather a larger audience who might want to get a big phone at a cheaper price. There’s also the added bonus of a “vibrant range of colors and 3D patterns” that will help further set the model apart.
The Alcatel A3 XL will be sold first in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America sometime in the first quarter of 2017 and later in Europe during the second quarter. So far, Alcatel has not announced plans to sell the phone in North America. Official pricing has not been announced but the company indicated it will sell somewhere around $200.