Yesterday was a floodgate for smartphones at MWC 2017 with brands like LG, Huawei, Lenovo, Nokia and BlackBerry showcasing their latest wares. Today, Chinese TCL Communication launched the Alcatel U5 at the world’s largest expo on mobile communications.
The U5 is an easy-to-use smartphone with a large 5-inch display and new selfie features. It is built around Alcatel’s enjoy.now promise, with a focus on helping value smartphone buyers get the most out of every moment.
“At Alcatel, we know that a smartphone is a not a luxury but a necessity in our modern, hyper-connected world,” said William Dowie, Portfolio Management Director, Alcatel. “Combining ease of use and affordability, the U5 is the perfect choice for the first-time smartphone buyer who wants a snappy smartphone with some really fun camera experiences included.”
The U5 is designed to make selfies even more fun, with new ways to personalize your selfies with Face Mask and Face Show. It has a flattering front flash for brighter selfies by day and night. A large 5-inch display delivers a great viewing experience, while fast 4G LTE connectivity provides smooth video streaming.
The U5 is among the best-looking smartphones out there, with an ergonomic body and slim curved edges. Its back cover has elaborate micro-pattern textures, with a sophisticated gloss finish and matching frames in vibrant colors. The power key is also micro-patterned for ease-of-use and elegant style.
Alcatel U5 offers Simple Mode for fast access to frequently used applications. It also comes with Phone Guard, which enables you to save battery, boost performance and protect your phone from viruses.
Alcatel also launched another smartphone A3. The A3 offers fingerprint access for enhanced security, with Private Mode to protect your sensitive data. You can even program up to five fingerprints to launch your favorite apps directly from the lock screen.
The Alcatel A3 helps active social media users create and share great videos and photos. It features a 5MP front camera with selfie flash and a 13MP rear camera with LED flash. You can take selfies with one touch of the fingerprint sensor and add fun effects using Face Mask and Face Show. You also get a dedicated Selfie Album and can use Instant Collage to group photos for maximum effect.