Alcatel announces three mid-range smartphones

All the phones run on Android Nougat and can be bought via Amazon Prime.

Published Thu, Jun 29 2017 10:29 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

Alcatel's new mid-range smartphones are now official. The company has launched three smartphones - the Idol 5S, A50, and A30 Plus.

The Alcatel Idol 5S is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 and comes with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. The phone features a 5.2-inch 1080p display and has a 12MP rear camera and 8MP front shooter. Other features include a fingerprint sensor and a 2,620 mAh battery. The phone is priced at $280.

Alcatel announces three mid-range smartphones |

The Alcatel A50 is powered by MediaTek's MTK6738 processor and comes with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. The device features a 5.2-inch 720p display and has a 13MP main camera, plus a 5MP selfie shooter. The phone also features a 2,800 mAh battery. The A50 has a $150 price tag.

Last is Alcatel's A30 Plus which is, as the name suggests, the larger version of the A30. The phone sports a 5.5-inch 720p display, and other than a slightly bigger 3,000 mAh battery, features the same specs as the A50. The phone costs $130.

All the phones run on Android Nougat and can be bought via Amazon Prime.


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