Alcatel is now once again, selling smartphones in Malaysia! So, what have they brought to the table after a hiatus from the local market? Well, continue reading below to find out more.

Alcatel 5V


Alcatel brought three smartphones to the table, with the Alcatel 5V being the most premium of the lot. It packs decent specs, with a 6.2-inch 19:9 notched display with a resolution of 1500 x 720. This screen is protected with Asahi Dragontrail 2.5D glass. Under the hood, it runs on a MediaTek MT6762 (Helio P22) chipset clocked at 2.0GHz. This is backed by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. When it comes to optics, the Alcatel 5V has a dual-camera setup on its rear consisting of a 12MP + 2MP combo. Meanwhile, selfies are handled by a f/2.4 8MP camera.

On the software side of things, Android 8.1 Oreo is present, though there’s no word on whether it will receive Android 9.0 Pie. Keeping the lights on is a 4,000 mAh battery which should provide sufficient juice considering the low resolution display. This battery can be charged via a micro USB port beneath the device.  One interesting feature included is Google Lens, which will allow users to retrieve more data from pictures snapped. The Alcatel 5V is available in two colours; Spectrum Black, and Spectrum Blue. It comes with a rather high price tag of RM 899.

Alcatel 3L


As previously mentioned, Alcatel launched three smartphones, and the Alcatel 3L happens to be in the middle of the lineup. It has rather mid-range specs including a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Powering it is a MediaTek MT6739 processor clocked at 1.2GHz backed by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. On the back, Alcatel has included a 13MP camera coupled with a 5MP selfie camera on the front. Included in the package is a decent 3,000mAh battery and Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The Alcatel 3L has a rather interesting design, with a textured back with lots of grooves which adds some grip. The smartphone comes in blue and will be available for RM 498.

Alcatel 1


At the lowest-end of the spectrum, we have the Alcatel 1, and it happens to be rather special. Why is that so? Well, it happens to run on Android Go, which Google designed for entry-level smartphones to provide a smoother experience. There’s not much to shout about when it comes to specs of the Alcatel 1. Included is a 5-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 with a resolution of 960 x 480 pixels. Powering it is a MediaTek MT6739 chipset clocked at 1.28GHz, and 1GB of RAM with 8GB of storage. If you feel like snapping pictures, Alcatel has packaged a 5MP shooter with fixed focus on the rear. Selfies can be shot with a 2MP camera.  Also, a 2,000mAh battery is available, which should provide sufficient battery life. It currently retails for RM298.