November 2nd, 2018
Alcatel 3V and 1X Bring Premium Features and Design to Canada at an Affordable Price
TORONTO – November 2, 2018 –TCL Communication is today announcing the arrival of two feature-packed Alcatel budget devices to Canada, the Alcatel 3VTM and the Alcatel 1X with AndroidTM OreoTM (Go edition). Announced earlier this year, these two smartphones are now available at Walmart and Staples for less than $200 CAD and will provide consumers with robust features and beautifully designed devices without making a dent in your wallet. The Alcatel 3V features the company’s latest 18:9 near bezel-less design, custom built 6-inch TCL Full HD+ display, dual rear camera, fingerprint sensor, Face KeyTM biometric security and more, while the Alcatel 1X is packed with intuitive features like an all-day battery, high-resolution front and rear cameras, and a reliable fingerprint sensor. The Alcatel 1X also comes with an elegant suede fit and finish that gives it a much more premium look and feel.
“The Alcatel 3V and Alcatel 1X were created as part of our vision to make great mobile technology accessible to everyone,” said Eric Anderson, General Manager for Alcatel North America. “Both of these smartphones embrace our premium design philosophy and offer high-end features at reasonable prices.”
Utilizing Alcatel’s SIMGANIC design, which offers a balance of organic and simplicity from a human centric perspective, the 3V is crafted with beautifully curved lines, sleek 2.5D contoured edge glass, a fantastic 6-inch Full HD+ display, and curved backs for a comfortable fit.
The Alcatel 3V uses a 12MP primary rear camera paired with a 2MP secondary depth camera with LED flash, which produces greater depth of field and enables customers to re-focus shots after they’re taken, resulting in beautiful images using real-time bokeh effect. It also comes with 5MP front-facing cameras with LED flash for well-lit selfies, no matter what time of day.
Another key experience featured in the Alcatel 3V is enhanced biometric security. In addition to the built-in fingerprint sensor conveniently located on the back, the Alcatel 3V comes with Face KeyTM, a new level of facial recognition security that enables you to easily unlock your device by simply glancing at the screen. In a process that takes less than half a second, Face KeyTM breaks down each facial scan into over a hundred data points to ensure a more reliable match.
To help protect your device, the Alcatel 3V also comes included with a bonus clear case and screen protector in the box.
Leveraging parent company TCL’s award-winning display technology, the 18:9 display on the Alcatel 1X lets customers enjoy a 5.3-inch screen in a smaller form factor and makes it easier to comfortably browse the Internet, connect with friends and loved ones via social media and catch up on the latest news.
The Alcatel 1X comes with Android Oreo (Go edition), which is optimized to help ultra-affordable smartphones run Android faster, more efficiently and safer than ever. Android Oreo (Go edition) is the ideal platform for customers who want to enjoy a powerful Android experience at an affordable price.
The Alcatel 1X with Android Oreo (Go edition) features a rebuilt set of popular Google apps including Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go and more. It also comes with Facebook Lite and provides access to a full suite of Android apps and games on Google Play. Android Oreo (Go edition) is designed to give you two times the available storage out of the box, freeing up space for you to do a lot more with 16GB built-in storage on the Alcatel 1X, in addition to a microSD slot for up to an additional 32GB of expandable memory.
With a built-in 8MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera, the Alcatel 1X is capable of capturing quality images and videos. It also comes with a suite of intuitive photo editing tools called Social Mode, which will allow you to take, edit and share photos in a fun and more efficient way.
The Alcatel 3V is now available at Walmart.com and Staples stores for $199.98, and the Alcatel 1X with Android Oreo (Go edition) is available at Walmart and Staples stores for $149.99. Both devices are unlocked to support GSM and LTE networks, including Bell, Koodo Mobile, Fido, Rogers, TELUS, Videotron, Virgin Mobile and more.
For more information on all of Alcatel’s latest smartphone and other mobile devices, please visit http://ca.alcatelmobile.com.
Brad Molen (North America)