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Meet the world's 1st phone covered with interactive LED

The Alcatel A5 comes with a 5.2-inch display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor.

@LanaJelic
Published Tue, Mar 7 2017 9:31 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

MWC 2017 - One of the phones that attracted the most attention at this year's MWC was the Alcatel A5 LED, the world's first interactive LED-covered smartphone.

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The LED-covered back of the phone can be programmed to light up your notifications with a different light show for incoming calls, messages, alarms, and social media alerts. You can create unique LED cover pattern and themes, or chose a program with a light show that moves accordingly to the music you are playing.

William Dowie, Portfolio Management Director, Alcatel, said in an official statement:

With the innovative A5 LED, Alcatel is delivering new fun features, like light-up notifications and unique LED cover patterns and themes you can create yourself, as well as an enhanced multimedia experience. It is ideal for people who value having fun and letting their personality shine.

The Alcatel A5 comes with a 5.2-inch display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor. Under the hood, there is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card.

The A5 doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, but the 2,800 mAh battery is pretty decent for a lower mid-range phone. The smartphone also packs a 8MP main camera and a 5MP selfie cam.

The Alcatel A5 will hit the European markets in May at a price of 199 euros (around $210). It will come with a Metallic Black LED back-cover and an additional Metallic Black or Metallic Silver back-cover.

I got to try out the phone myself, and it does feel and look unique. I will let you guys know more about the performances after the test, but one thing is for sure - this phone will make you stand out.

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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