MWC 2017: Alcatel launches the U5, A3 and A5 LED


At MWC 2017, Alcatel has announced three new affordable smartphones – the Alcatel U5, Alcatel A3 and Alcatel A5 LED.

Alcatel A5 LED


The Alcatel A5 LED features a 5.2-inch 720p display and runs on MediaTek MT6753 1.5GHz octa-core processor. The phone comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage which is expandable via Micro SD up to 32 GB. The A5 LED comes with a 13 MP primary camera and a 5 MP front camera. Powering the device is the 2800 mAh battery.

The main attraction of the smartphone is no other than it’s LED covered rear panel, dubbed as Lightup+. The rear panel LED lights up according to the notification status or when the user is using the smartphone, such as gaming or playing music.

What I have feared has come true, phones with LED blings is coming.

Alcatel A3


The Alcatel A3 comes with a smaller 5.0-inch 720p display and runs on MediaTek MT6737 1.25 GHz octa-core processor. It comes with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built-in storage with Micro SD card support. The rear and front camera gets a 13 MP and 5 MP shooter respectively. Keeping all those running is the 2460 mAh battery. Interestingly, the A3 is equipped with a fingerprint scanner at the back whereas the A5 LED lacks the extra layer of security.

Alcatel U5


Moving on to the Alcatel U5 – the most affordable out of the 3. The display is a 5.0-inch panel with an extremely outdated 480*854 resolution. Even the specs are falling short with the MediaTek quad-core 1.1GHz SoC, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage with Micro SD card support. The phone comes with a 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera, both gets a LED flash. Powering the device is a 2050 mAh battery.

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