12 May 2017
Although dual-cameras and bezel-less display smartphones are now a common sight in 2017, the dual-camera setup on front and back is something new for sure. Alcatel has now decided to spice things up with their new smartphone with their new smartphone, the Alcatel Flash. The device comes armed with dual-cameras on both; the front and back. Also, do not confuse the device with the Flash that was released back in 2014 or its successor, the Flash 2 in 2015.
The primary camera on the Alcatel Flash consist the 2x13MP sensors, one of which is RGB and the other, monochrome. The RGB one uses the Sony IMX258 sensor, the same one used on the flagship LG G6. The device supports 4K video recording, although not sure if both lenses can do that.
On the front, we have an 8MP + 5MP setup, the latter one providing depth for focus effects. Both of them have f/2.0 aperture just like the ones on the back. The dual tone LED flash is available on the front and back as well.
Inside the device, the Alcatel Flash sports a 5.5-inch FullHD display powered by the Helio X20 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. The deca-core processor is faster than the Samsung Exynos 7420 which is available on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy Note 5. However, the device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow which is disappointing as Android 7.0 Nougat could've made a difference.
A 3,100 mAh battery powers the device. The phone also includes features like USB Type-C port, a fingerprint scanner, dual SIM support and FM radio receiver. Connectivity options include LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, and GPS with GLONASS and Beidou for positioning.
The pricing and availability of the device are unknown.