Alcatel will present two smartphones at SEC 2021


We are less than two weeks into the new year and the smartphone offer is already two more affordable devices richer: the Alcatel 3L and Alcatel 1S were officially presented during the Consumer Electronics Show 2021. You can read all about it here.

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Alcatel 3L (2021) official: everything at a glance

With the Alcatel 3L, manufacturer TCL mainly focuses on the triple camera, controlled by smart software. The self-learning camera recognizes different scenarios and adjusts its settings accordingly. This makes it extra easy to take good quality photos.

Alcatel SEC 2021

The device has a 48 megapixel main camera with support for autofocus, 2 megapixel depth sensor and 2 megapixel macro lens. There is also an 8 megapixel selfie camera on the front, incorporated into a drop-shaped notch.

The hardware specifications of the Alcatel 3L in a nutshell:

  • 6.52-inch HD + screen
  • 48 megapixel main camera
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • Octacore MediaTek processor
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (expandable to 512GB)

The device is equipped with excellent specifications for a budget smartphone. Consider, for example, the 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. This is quite spacious, especially since it can be expanded with a micro-sd memory card of no less than 512GB. An extra big plus is that the Alcatel 3L runs on Android 11 straight out of the box.

The Alcatel 3L will be in stores later this year and is available in blue and black. The presumed European suggested retail price is 149 euros, which may change for the Dutch market.

Alcatel 1S (2021) official: everything at a glance

The Alcatel 1S is a budget smartphone with some interesting functions. Consider, for example, a triple camera and Android 11 as the operating system. The device has many similarities with the Alcatel 3L presented at the same time, although this device is slightly more powerful.

Alcatel SEC 2021

The cheaper device has a 13 megapixel main camera, 2 megapixel depth sensor and 2 megapixel macro lens. There is also a 5 megapixel selfie camera on the front, incorporated in a teardrop-shaped notch. With this camera too, the 1S loses something compared to the 3L

The smart camera software can also be found in the Alcatel 1S. So you can easily take good photos in varying scenarios.

The hardware specifications of the Alcatel 1S in a nutshell:

  • 6.52-inch HD + screen
  • 13 megapixel main camera
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • Octacore MediaTek processor
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable to 512GB)

All in all, the Alcatel 1S has nice specifications. Although of course you should not expect the most advanced hardware for a smartphone in this price category. The 4000 mAh battery is in any case a nice extra that we also saw in its predecessor the Alcatel 1S 2020. In addition, the device is equipped with a fingerprint scanner and Google Assistant button.

An exact date is not yet known for the Dutch market, but the device is expected to be on the shelves soon. The selling price is also not yet certain. An estimated suggested retail price is around 109 euros.

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