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TCL will launch new Alcatel smartphone at CES 2019, debut new display tech

There isn't much info on the Alcatel smartphone itself, but TCL is pushing its Alcatel Full View Display tech.

Published onJanuary 4, 2019

We just got word from TCL Communication that the company plans to debut a brand new Alcatel smartphone at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

TCL was quiet on any concrete info about the Alcatel phone, which will be the first of its 2019 smartphone lineup. However, the company did dish that the phone will feature the Alcatel Full View Display.

Alcatel 1 with Android Go available in the US for only $80
An image of a hand picking up an Alcatel 1 smartphone.

The company also said it will demonstrate new smartphone display technologies at CES 2019, including its edge-to-edge and dot displays. TCL’s sister company, CSOT, will be designing and producing the displays. CSOT is the same company that makes TCL-branded television displays, which usually earn high reviews.

Although TCL will not launch any new BlackBerry smartphone at CES, the company did say that it will be “sharing the latest carrier availability for [BlackBerry] devices in the U.S. and elsewhere
around the world.” This probably means some new carrier partnerships for the latest BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE.

The most recent Alcatel smartphones are the Alcatel 5, its larger sibling the Alcatel 5V, and the Android Go-powered Alcatel 1.

NEXT: CES 2019 — What to expect

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