The Alcatel 3V is a budget 18:9 FHD+ phone with Android Oreo that’s coming to the U.S. for $149

The Alcatel 3V is a budget 18:9 FHD+ phone with Android Oreo that’s coming to the U.S. for $149

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We’ve been talking about the new 3 and 5 series of smartphones from Alcatel for half a year so far as the company continues to stagger the release of their new devices. We first learned about these new products back in November of last year when we were given a look at some press renders of 6 new Alcatel devices. For a while, we only had those images to go on, but a few months later the company officially announced them. Today we’re getting to learn more about Alcatel’s new budget smartphone, the 3V, and its $150 price tag.

It looks like Alcatel is getting close to releasing the 3V as we have learned the device will be made available on Amazon next week and then at Best Buy and Walmart in the coming weeks. The new press release highlights some of the features of the Alcatel 3V but they didn’t go into as much detail as they did a couple of months ago in February. So, the Alcatel 3V comes equipped with a 6″ FHD+ 2.5D display with slim side bezels to compete with today’s trends. Inside it will have the MediaTek MT8735A SoC along with 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of expandable storage.

The back of the device will house the 12MP main shooter paired with a 2MP secondary depth camera. Right under these sensors you’ll find the fingerprint scanner but we’re also told the Alcatel 3V comes with Face Key, which can unlock the device using your face in less than half a second. There’s a 5MP selfie camera with many software features including Social Square, Photo Booth, Instant Collage, and more. All of this will be powered by a 3,000mAh capacity battery with Android Oreo running the show and the affordable price tag of less than $150.

Source: PR Newswire