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TCL Communication launches its first Alcatel-branded smartphone on Verizon Wireless with the introduction of the Alcatel AVALON V

Posted Apr 23, 2019 @ 0:41 CDT | Stock Ticker(s): NYSE:ALU, NYSE:VZ, NASDAQ:BBRY, NASDAQ:GOOG, NYSE:NOK, NASDAQ:QCOM, SHE:000100

TCL Communication, the third-largest phone manufacturer in North America1, today announced the release of the first-ever Alcatel smartphone on Verizon Wireless. Available at Verizon stores and online beginning today, the all-new Alcatel AVALONÃÆ'Ã,¢"Ã,Ã,¢ V sports a TCL-built 18:9 Full View Display, a sleek design that embodies both form and function, and an elegant soft suede finish that makes the phone easy to hold and use.

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"We are excited to officially introduce Alcatel-branded smartphones to Verizon Wireless customers for the first time, which is a significant milestone in our mission to bring premium, affordable, and accessible devices to the masses," said Eric Anderson, General Manager for TCL Communication, North America. "With a beautiful design and reliable performance, the Alcatel AVALON V adds tremendous value to Verizon's lineup of budget-friendly smartphones."

MAXIMIZED SCREEN, MINIMIZED BODY

The Alcatel AVALON V is smartly designed to be a sleek, compact smartphone. Using TCL's award-winning display technology and durable Dragontrail glass, the spacious 5.34-inch 18:9 Full View Display gives users an enjoyable viewing experience in a smaller form factor that's easy to hold. Seamlessly browse the Internet, connect with friends and loved ones via social media and stay up-to-date on the latest news. The suede finish looks and feels great, is comfortable in the hand, and minimizes fingerprints and smudges.

EXPLORE AND SEARCH THE WORLD AROUND YOU

Google Assistant will help you get things done quickly throughout the day and find answers on-the-go, using just your voice. Simply touch and hold the home button to get started, and you can ask Assistant to manage hundreds of tasks and services, plan your day, enjoy entertainment and control your home's IoT devices. It's your own personal Google, always ready to help.

The Alcatel AVALON V comes with Google Lens pre-installed, which lets you explore the world around you just by using the integrated cameras in your phone. Lens is a powerful tool that can search Google for almost anything you take a picture of, including images, popular landmarks, plants, animals, business cards, shopping items, and more.

POWER AND PERFORMANCE TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR NEEDS

With a reliable quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4G LTE and Android operating system, the Alcatel AVALON V has the power to keep up with your daily demands. Additionally, you can count on the device's integrated 2460mAh battery to ensure your productivity and entertainment needs are met through the entire day, including up to 18 hours of 4G LTE talk time, 9 hours of video streaming via Wi-Fi, or 23 hours of audio streaming in a single charge. The Alcatel AVALON V comes with a built-in Battery Saver Mode which allows you to manage your power usage throughout the day so your device is always ready when you need it most.

The Alcatel AVALON V is now available at Verizon stores and online at https://www.vzw.com.

For more information on all of Alcatel's latest smartphone and other mobile devices, please visit us.alcatelmobile.com.

About TCL Communication:

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile devices and services worldwide through a comprehensive, multi-brand portfolio that includes TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry branded products. Additionally, TCL Communication is the brand owner, R&D developer and manufacturing partner of Palm branded devices. The company's products are sold in more than 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates its own manufacturing in China as well as global R&D centers. For more information, please visit https://www.tclcom.com.

TCL is a registered trademark of TCL Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Alcatel is a trademark of Nokia used under license by TCL Communication.

Trademarks, including but not limited to BLACKBERRY and EMBLEM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

Palm is a trademark owned by TCL Communication and under license by Palm Ventures Group through Wide Progress Global.

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