November 8th, 2019

The Alcatel 3V (2019) brings an affordable large screen experience to North America

IRVINE, Calif. – November 8, 2019 – TCL Communication, the fourth-largest phone manufacturer in North America , today announced the Alcatel 3V (2019), an affordable smartphone with a large 6.7-inch HD+ Full View Display that’s coming to multiple carriers in North America. The Alcatel 3V (2019) is an ideal Android device filled with useful features for those who want to consume and create multimedia. This includes a long-lasting battery for all-day use, octa-core processor for smooth performance, dual rear cameras with depth sensor, and stereo speakers to amplify your music, games and videos.

“Today’s immersive multimedia experiences should not be limited to flagship or high-end smartphones,” said Eric Anderson, Senior Vice President and General Manager for TCL Communication, North America. “With the introduction of the Alcatel 3V (2019), we are leveraging TCL’s expertise in display manufacturing and making smartphones with large high-resolution screens accessible to more people in North America.”

Built for Entertainment

Maximize your mobile entertainment experience with the Alcatel 3V, which features a stunning 6.7-inch HD+ Full View Display and stereo speakers, making it perfect for your must-see movies and must-hear music. Using its immersive screen, you can read more news, check more social updates, and view 18:9 videos as they were intended.

Google is Here to Assist You

The Alcatel 3V (2019) comes preloaded with Google Assistant, which helps you get things done and find answers on the go, using just your voice. In addition to launching your favorite apps, setting reminders, dictating texts, and making phone calls, the 3V works with Google Assistant for voice control of your smart home and Google-enabled devices.

Powerful Performance

With an octa-core processor and 3GB RAM, the Alcatel 3V (2019) runs smoothly for everyday tasks as well as movie streaming, high quality videos and online gaming. This performance comes paired with a large 4000mAh battery for 24 hours of talk time, and Pump Express+ quick charging is capable of generating up to six hours of battery life in just 20 minutes. In addition, built-in Battery Saver Mode and Smart Manager features make it possible to manage your power usage throughout the day.

Show off your photography skills with dual rear cameras. The Alcatel 3V (2019) features a 16MP main rear camera paired with a 5MP depth sensing camera, enabling you to focus on your subject in real-time with bokeh for high quality photos that stand out. It also comes with an 8MP front-facing camera, Google Lens, and AI scene detection technology, which automatically detects and enhances up to 22 different types of scenes such as group pictures, food, sunsets, or fireworks.

The Alcatel 3V (2019) is coming soon to Canada on Freedom Mobile and to the U.S. on Metro by T-Mobile. For more information on all of Alcatel’s latest smartphone and other mobile devices, please visit us.alcatelmobile.com and ca.alcatelmobile.com.

About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile devices and services worldwide through a comprehensive, multi-brand portfolio that includes TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry branded products. Additionally, TCL Communication is the brand owner, R&D developer and manufacturing partner of Palm branded devices. The company’s products are sold in more than 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates its own manufacturing in China as well as global R&D centers. For more information, please visit www.tclcom.com.

TCL is a registered trademark of TCL Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Alcatel is a trademark of Nokia used under license by TCL Communication.
Trademarks, including but not limited to BLACKBERRY and EMBLEM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

Palm is a trademark owned by TCL Communication and under license by Palm Ventures Group through Wide Progress Global.


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Brad Molen (North America)
Email: Brad.Molen@tcl.com

July 26th, 2019

The Alcatel 3T 8 Family-Friendly Tablet Arrives in Canada on TELUS and Koodo Mobile

The sleekly designed tablet offers a vibrant 8-inch display, 4G LTE connectivity, and a host of entertainment and productivity apps – all for an affordable price.

TORONTO, ONJuly 26, 2019– TCL Communication is today announcing the arrival of the Alcatel 3T 8, the perfect family companion, in Canada on TELUS and Koodo Mobile. Featuring CloserTV™, the one-stop shop for video streaming and live TV, along with Kids Mode for robust parental controls, the 4G LTE-capable tablet is designed to provide a fantastic multimedia experience. The Alcatel 3T 8 offers optimal portability and productivity with a slim, lightweight design and long-lasting battery to ensure your entire family can enjoy hours of use.  It also comes with Eye Care Mode, which reduces blue light to help relieve visual fatigue, and offers optimized brightness and tonality in the most extreme lighting conditions.

The Alcatel 3T 8 features Google Assistant™, a hands-free voice recognition service capable of managing hundreds of tasks and services, all of which are accessible by simply asking for them. Wherever you are, you can now have a personal assistant helping you get things done and find answers, whether it’s about current traffic conditions, sports scores, the day’s news or the weather.   

“Canadian families are looking for a device that’s capable of handling everyday tasks while providing an all-encompassing multimedia experience for the entire household,” said Eric Anderson, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Alcatel North America. “The Alcatel 3T 8 offers the features you and your family want in a light and simple tablet without paying a premium price.”

 

YOUR ENTERTAINMENT UP CLOSE

Enjoy a night in or stay entertained while on the go with CloserTV, your one-stop shop for video streaming and live TV on your tablet. The Alcatel-exclusive CloserTV app gathers all of your favorite streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, cable and satellite TV, all in one place. Simply log in to your favorite providers, search for the titles you want to watch, and view available content across all your services. You can also cast your favorite show onto your smart TV or view it directly on your tablet.

 

A BATTERY TO HANDLE YOUR BINGE WATCHING

The Alcatel 3T 8 is powered by an impressive 4080mAh battery, capable of providing 8.5 hours of constant video streaming over WiFi and 7 hours on high-speed LTE. This gives you and your family the opportunity to keep up with uninterrupted binge watching, reading, gaming and more. It also features smart power saver settings to help stretch the amount of time between charges.

 

BUILT-IN PARENTAL CONTROLS

With a built-in Kids Mode, parents can have peace of mind to know what apps and content their children are using. Kids Mode features an easy-to-use parental control panel that allows you to set usage time limits and select which apps your children can use.

 

The Alcatel 3T 8 will be available at TELUS and Koodo Mobile starting today for $7.50/month for 24 months, or $180 outright.

For more information on all of Alcatel’s latest smartphone and other mobile devices, please visit https://ca.alcatelmobile.com/.

 

About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile devices and services worldwide through a comprehensive, multi-brand portfolio that includes TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry branded products. Additionally, TCL Communication is the brand owner, R&D developer and manufacturing partner of Palm branded devices. The company’s products are sold in more than 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates its own manufacturing in China as well as global R&D centers. For more information, please visit www.tclcom.com.

TCL is a registered trademark of TCL Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Alcatel is a trademark of Nokia used under license by TCL Communication.

Trademarks, including but not limited to BLACKBERRY and EMBLEM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

Palm is a trademark owned by TCL Communication and under license by Palm Ventures Group through Wide Progress Global.

 

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MEDIA CONTACT

Brad Molen (North America)

Email: brad.molen@tcl.com

February 28th, 2019

TCL Communication expands MLS club partnerships with Atlanta United FC, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and Seattle Sounders FC

IRVINE, Calif. – February 28, 2019 – TCL Communication, the third-largest mobile phone manufacturer in North America* and maker of Alcatel and BlackBerry smartphones, is expanding its club partnerships through Major League Soccer (MLS). This includes extending the existing brand partnerships with five-time MLS Cup Champions LA Galaxy and 2016 MLS Cup Champion Seattle Sounders FC, while adding new brand partnerships with the reigning MLS Cup Champion Atlanta United FC and reigning MLS Supporters’ Shield holder New York Red Bulls. These multi-year brand partnerships secure TCL’s position as the Official Smartphone and Tablet Partner for all four clubs.

Since first partnering with MLS clubs in 2015, TCL Communication has brought its Alcatel and BlackBerry Mobile brand and device experiences to thousands of MLS fans throughout North America. This has included unique pre-match fan experiences, in-game fan engagement, social media and digital campaigns, in-game brand advertising, in-market promotions and community engagement.

“The clubs have been important partners for our mobile device business here in North America, providing us the opportunity to directly reach our customers and create engaging, meaningful fan experiences for them,” said Eric Anderson, General Manager for TCL Communication, North America. “Renewing our partnerships with LA Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders FC is a validation of our relationship with both clubs, and we’re very excited to work with both Atlanta United FC and New York Red Bulls beginning this season. All four clubs represent some of the most passionate fanbases in the league, giving us new opportunities to reach fans.”

“We’re excited to partner with Alcatel as the Official Smartphone and Consumer Tablet of Atlanta United,” said Tim Zulawski, AMB Sports and Entertainment Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. “Our club is constantly looking for strategic opportunities to further engage with our growing fanbase and our partnership with Alcatel, an innovative leader in the industry, exemplifies that.”

“The LA Galaxy are extremely proud of our longstanding partnership and continued work with TCL Communication,” said Robert Vartan, Senior Director of Global Partnerships, LA Galaxy. “Engaging our fans is a core priority of the club and working alongside TCL Communication has allowed us to offer numerous unique, beneficial opportunities and experiences. TCL aligns with our values, and we look forward to working closely together for many years to come.”

For more information on Alcatel products, please visit us.alcatelmobile.com.

About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile devices and services worldwide through a comprehensive, multi-brand portfolio that includes TCL, Alcatel, BlackBerry and Palm branded products. The company’s portfolio of products are currently sold in over 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates its own manufacturing in China with additional R&D centers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.tclcom.com.

TCL is a registered trademark of TCL Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Alcatel is a trademark of Nokia used under license by TCL Communication.

Trademarks, including but not limited to BLACKBERRY and EMBLEM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

Palm is a trademark owned by TCL Communication and under license by Palm Ventures Group through Wide Progress Global.

About Atlanta United

Atlanta United joined Major League Soccer in 2017 and won the 2018 MLS Cup in just its second season of existence, the earliest an expansion team has won the title since 1998. During its inaugural season, Atlanta also became just the fourth team in league history to qualify for MLS Cup Playoffs in its first year. The club has set multiple league records including season tickets sales (36,000-plus), single-game attendance (72,243), single-season average (53,002) and total home attendance (901,033). Owned by one of the city’s most influential businessmen and philanthropists, Arthur M. Blank, and led by club President Darren Eales, Atlanta United plays its home matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. For more information about Atlanta United, including how to purchase season tickets, visit: www.atlutd.com and follow @ATLUTD.

About LA Galaxy

The LA Galaxy is an American professional soccer club, based in Los Angeles that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). It is the league’s most-decorated club, having won the MLS Cup a record five times (2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014) – the MLS Supporters’ Shield four times (1998, 2002, 2010, 2011,) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup twice (2001, 2005), and is one of just two MLS teams to win the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup (2000).

About New York Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls are one of 24 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996. They currently play home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art, 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The Red Bulls are the reigning MLS Supporters’ Shield Winners, the third time the club has finished with the best record in MLS in the last six seasons. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull GmbH for which the team is named.

About Seattle Sounders FC

Winner of the 2016 MLS Cup, 2014 MLS Supporters’ Shield and four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championships (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014), Sounders FC is Seattle’s Major League Soccer franchise. The club received an MLS charter on November 13, 2007 and has qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in every year of its existence. Sounders FC reached a milestone in 2016, as the franchise claimed its first MLS Cup championship with a road victory over Toronto FC, which was followed by a second consecutive berth in the league championship in 2017. Since the club’s debut MLS season in 2009, Sounders FC has set the standard for soccer support in North America, leading the league in attendance for eight consecutive seasons (2009-2016) and routinely ranking in the top 30 in attendance among all professional teams internationally. Prior to joining MLS, the Seattle Sounders organization has been a part of the greater Seattle community and U.S. Soccer professional scene since 1974.

Media Contact:
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Email:brad.molen@tcl.com

*Based on IDC Mobile Phone Tracker – Q4 2018

February 24th, 2019

TCL Communication unveils its patented DragonHinge technology supporting the company’s future flexible display mobility portfolio

BARCELONA – February 24, 2019 – TCL Communication’s newest innovations are making their global debut at Mobile World Congress 2019 with the showcase of the company’s flexible display product portfolio in addition to announcing its all-new DragonHingeTM technology. With the support of the company’s patented DragonHingeTM technology, TCL Communication is able to showcase for the first time a complete lineup of its flexible panel mobile devices including tablet, smartphone and wearable.

Using custom flexible AMOLED displays from TCL sister company, CSOT, these foldable mobile devices are supported by TCL Communication’s proprietary DragonHingeTM technology which creates a mechanical housing for these devices, allowing them to fold and bend in support of a variety of use cases. This provides effortless and seamless movement, enabling the development of further flexible device designs which will make more advanced user experiences possible.

“Together with the support of our sister company, CSOT, we’re showing that TCL can be an innovator and leader in the mobile device market of the future,” said Peter Lee, General Manager, Global Sales and Marketing at TCL Communication. “When we look at the potential of our flexible device portfolio, we’re obviously very excited about what we’ll be bringing to market down the road. However, we’re not in a race to be the first because we feel it is more responsible to take a patient, thoughtful approach to not only solve hardware challenges, but also work with our partners on software solutions to ensure we deliver a meaningful user experience.”

“When we look at the practical application of flexible display and foldable mobile devices, there are really three challenges that need to be overcome: the flexible AMOLED display itself, a durable mechanical housing, and of course the software that can seamlessly adapt to these new form factors,” said Shane Lee, General Manager, Global Product Center at TCL Communication. “Through TCL’s vertical integration with CSOT, we have conquered many of the challenges that come with flexible displays; and now with the announcement of DragonHingeTM, we’re able to show the world how we’ll overcome the mechanical housing challenges that must be solved in order to support these new foldable form factors. We now have a hardware solution to build from, freeing us up to tackle the unique software experiences this new technology enables, and how it all ties in to the larger connected ecosystem as we prepare to launch our first foldable device next year.”

TCL Communication will showcase the first DragonHingeTM concept products this week at Mobile World Congress 2019, with the first consumer-ready devices expected to arrive in 2020.

To see all the latest mobile devices from TCL Communication – including our DragonHingeTM concept devices – during Mobile World Congress 2019, please visit our booth at the Fira Gran Via, Hall 3, Stand 3D11.

For more information about TCL Communication and the company’s lineup of mobility devices, please visit www.tclcom.com, www.alcatelmobile.com, blackberrymobile.com.

About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile devices and services worldwide through a comprehensive, multi-brand portfolio that includes TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry branded products. Additionally, TCL Communication is the brand owner, R&D developer and manufacturing partner of Palm branded devices. The company’s products are sold in more than 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates its own manufacturing in China as well as global R&D centers. For more information, please visit www.tclcom.com.

TCL is a registered trademark of TCL Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Alcatel is a trademark of Nokia used under license by TCL Communication.

Trademarks, including but not limited to BLACKBERRY and EMBLEM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

Palm is a trademark owned by TCL Communication and under license by Palm Ventures Group through Wide Progress Global.

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February 24th, 2019

TCL Communication unveils its latest Alcatel 3 and 1 Series mobile devices at Mobile World Congress 2019

BARCELONA – February 24, 2019 – TCL Communication is introducing its latest Alcatel mobile devices, including the Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3L and Alcatel 1S smartphones, as well as the Alcatel 3T 10 at Mobile World Congress 2019. Designed with premium, nature-inspired finishes and equipped with the latest TCL-made Full View Displays, these recent additions to TCL’s Alcatel mobility portfolio continue the company’s commitment to making great products accessible to customers around the world. Each of these new Alcatel devices also comes preloaded with Google AssistantTM, helping you get things done quickly throughout the day, such as managing tasks, planning your day, enjoying entertainment or controlling your home’s IoT devices.

“While we’re entering an exciting era of innovation in the smartphone market with the introduction of 5G connectivity and new concepts thanks to flexible displays, we cannot lose sight of consumers who are just looking for great technology at an affordable price,” said Peter Lee, General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing at TCL Communication. “This is why we continue to enhance and expand our Alcatel smartphone and tablet lineup, ensuring customers who want the latest mobility experiences can have them regardless of their budget.”

Alcatel 3 – Democratizing the latest smartphone innovations and designs

Featuring TCL’s latest 5.9-inch 19.5:9 HD+ Super Full View Display with a slim mini notch providing an 88 percent screen-to-body ratio*, Alcatel 3 offers an ideal experience for viewing photos, streaming content, gaming or browsing the web. It is powered by a Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM octa-core chipset and paired with up to 4GB RAM for a smooth user experience and 64GB built-in storage along with microSD expansion for all your favourite content. A 3500mAh battery provides the power to run it all, keeping you going throughout the day while on the go.

To ensure you get the most out of your pictures, Alcatel 3 features 13+5MP dual cameras with real-time bokeh and 8MP front-facing camera. The dual cameras capture portrait-like shots and offer post-shot refocus, empowering you to create images that look exactly as imagined. It also uses AI Imaging Scene Detection, which intelligently identifies up to 21 different scenarios in real-time and provides the best settings, optimum contrast, saturation, brightness, sharpness and resolution to get the perfect shot.The secondary camera Google LensTM, which helps you search what you see, get things done faster and learn more about the world around you, comes included. Alcatel’s Face Key provides security and instant access with a scan of your face. The Alcatel 3 also lets you create fun AR emojis of yourself for sharing with friends and family. A fingerprint sensor on the back gives an extra layer of protection and launches customizable apps with a tap.

The Alcatel 3 will be available starting in Q2 for €159 EUR (3+32GB version) and €189 EUR (4+64GB version) and will come in gleaming Gradient Black Blue and Gradient Blue Purple.

Alcatel 3L – Enjoy the moment on a Super Full View Display

Alcatel 3L provides an immersive display for sharing and keeping in touch, a dual camera that captures memories vividly and smooth performance to make life run easier. A TCL-built 5.9-inch HD+ Super Full View Display and slim mini notch create an expansive viewing experience with 88 percent screen-to-body ratio for incredibly crisp detail. It is designed with contoured 2.5D front glass and and spectrum engraving that highlights the device’s overall design. Alcatel 3L is equipped with a Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM quad-core chipset and long-lasting 3500mAh battery, making life easy with high-level performance you won’t have to think twice about.

Like Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3L comes with a 13+5MP dual rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera, along with AI scene detection, bokeh blur and refocus capabilities to enhance your photo-taking experience. Additionally, It comes with AndroidTM 8.1 OreoTM pre-installed (upgradeable to AndroidTM 9.0 Pie in Q2 2019). Google LensTM is also included in the Alcatel 3L camera software which helps you find products online, copy and paste text, learn more about landmarks, add events to their calendar, look up movie posters, identify popular plants and animals and more in real-time.

Also available in Q2, the Alcatel 3L will start at €139 EUR, and will come in Anthracite black and Metallic blue color options.

Alcatel 1S – The best in essential smartphone experiences

The accessibly-priced Alcatel 1S packs a punch with premium features and software. Featuring AndroidTM 9.0 Pie, an octa-core processor, TCL-built 5.5-inch 18:9 HD+ Full View Display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage with microSD expansion, Alcatel 1S brings a smooth user experience. It helps you stay on the move all day with its 3,060mAh battery.

Alcatel 1S is equipped with a dual rear 13MP+2MP camera with real-time bokeh and AI scene detection that lets you capture what inspires you. The built-in rear fingerprint sensor and Face Key facial recognition software provide protection and convenience. It also comes with 2.5D front glass which provides a sleek contour and a comfortable grip.

This newest Alcatel 1 Series smartphone will be available starting at €109 EUR starting in Q2 2019 in Black, Blue, Rose and Gold** brushed metallic finish.

Alcatel 3T 10 – Create a hands-free home with a smart 2-in-1 system

With the Alcatel 3T 10 tablet, dual front speakers and a 10-inch HD screen immerse you in a world of cinematic entertainment. Escape into your favorite movies, music, games thanks to the tablet’s long-lasting 4,080mAh battery. Powered by AndroidTM 9.0 Pie and with Google AssistantTM pre-installed, Alcatel 3T 10 is always at your call so you can multitask and relax with ease. Offering DSP voice recognition up to three meters away, Alcatel 3T 10 provides hands-free audio control to play movies or music, answer questions and more.

The Alcatel 3T 10 also features an optional lightweight Audio Station accessory that can be connected to the tablet to achieve powerful, deep sound with up to seven hours of non-stop music on the go. Additionally when connected to the Alcatel 3T10, an on-screen hub gives you all the information you need in a glance with instant access to the tablet’s most used apps, photos, calendar, music and weather forecast. The Audio Station comes with a 3.5mm auxiliary port, Micro-USB and microSD card reader so you can play audio from any external media players.

The Alcatel 3T 10 will be available later this year starting €179 EUR and will also be available at that time as a bundle with the Audio Station starting at €229 EUR.

To see all the latest mobile devices from TCL Communication – including these latest Alcatel products – during Mobile World Congress 2019, please visit our booth at the Fira Gran Via, Hall 3, Stand 3D11.

For more information on these all-new Alcatel mobile devices from TCL Communication, please visit www.alcatelmobile.com.

About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile devices and services worldwide through a comprehensive, multi-brand portfolio that includes TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry branded products. Additionally, TCL Communication is the brand owner, R&D developer and manufacturing partner of Palm branded devices. The company’s products are sold in more than 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates its own manufacturing in China as well as global R&D centers. For more information, please visit www.tclcom.com.

TCL is a registered trademark of TCL Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Alcatel is a trademark of Nokia used under license by TCL Communication.

Trademarks, including but not limited to BLACKBERRY and EMBLEM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

Palm is a trademark owned by TCL Communication and under license by Palm Ventures Group through Wide Progress Global.

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*Screen-to-body ratio calculated with VA/TP method
Screen-to-body ratio calculated with VA/TP method
**Metallic Rose and Gold for LATAM only / Black and Blue will be available for EMEA and APAC markets

January 8th, 2019

TCL Communication officially introduces the company’s newest Alcatel 1 Series smartphones as part of CES® 2019

LAS VEGAS – January 8, 2019 – Today, at the start of CES 2019, TCL Communication is officially unveiling the company’s newest Alcatel 1 Series smartphones. The Alcatel 1X (2019) and Alcatel 1C (2019) continue the Alcatel mobile brand vision of bringing modern smartphone features and making them accessible to consumers around the world. With new designs, features and software experiences, these all-new 2019 Alcatel 1 Series smartphones include the TCL-made Full View Display and are helping redefine the enty-level smartphone experience.

“We’ve always believed that quality devices with the latest technology should be accessible to all, regardless of your budget,” said Peter Lee, General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing at TCL Communication. “We’re proud that we’ve remained true to this commitment to our customers, and the all-new Alcatel 1X and 1C prove that having a modern smartphone doesn’t have to be determined solely by what you can spend.”

 


The Alcatel 1X (2019) provides one of the most immersive smartphone viewing experiences in the entry segment thanks to a 5.5-inch (18:9) Full View Display. This is combined with two all-new organic finishes, Pebble Black and Pebble Blue, that provide a textured feel that is scratch and slip resistant. It will also come with a built-in fingerprint sensor (in select markets) and the company’s Face Key technology, which offers additional facial recognition security that enables you to easily unlock your device by simply glancing at the screen. Face Key breaks down each facial scan into over a hundred data points to ensure a more reliable match.

New camera experiences are also introduced in the Alcatel 1X (2019), which includes a dual rear camera (13MP + 2MP) with real-time bokeh and new capture modes that allow you to take portrait style pictures. The secondary depth-sensing lens, combined with post-shot editing software integrated into the device, allows users to re-focus photographs and blur the rest of the picture.

The Alcatel 1X will be available in select markets in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa starting at under $120 USD/€120 EUR beginning in Q1 2019.

 


The emerging market smartphone no longer means a bulky design and tiny display thanks to the all-new Alcatel 1C (2019) featuring a 5-inch (18:9) Full View Display and modern design starting at under €70 EUR. It comes with a non-slip, textured finish available in Volcano Black, Enamel Blue and Blush Pink, ensuring a comfortable grip and sophisticated aesthetic. Coming to markets in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, the Alcatel 1C (2019) also includes photo capture options like Beautification mode and Instant Collage.

Alcatel 1C (2019) is powered by Android™ Oreo™ (Go edition), which creates an entry smartphone experience that is optimized to make sure billions more can have reliable access to mobile connectivity. This includes popular pre-installed Google apps designed for increased speed, less demand on storage, and efficient data use, such as Google Go, Files Go, Google Maps Go, YouTube Go and Gmail Go, as well as performance optimizations to Chrome, Google Play and Gboard. It also features the Google Assistant for Android (Go edition), so Alcatel 1C (2019) customers can experience the convenience of the Google Assistant, whether they’re asking it questions or telling it things to do.

You can visit TCL during CES 2019 by coming to Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth 12929.

January 4th, 2019

TCL Communication prepares new Alcatel smartphones, BlackBerry Mobile updates and new smartphone display experiences for CES® 2019

HONG KONG – January 4, 2019 – With CES 2019 in Las Vegas just a few days away, TCL Communication is once again preparing to showcase the company’s portfolio of mobile and internet devices, in addition to debuting new technologies. As part of TCL’s presence at CES the company will be showing the latest Alcatel smartphones and internet products, as well as debut the first of its 2019 Alcatel Series smartphones that will include the TCL-made Alcatel Full View Display. The company will also have its full lineup of BlackBerry smartphones, including the BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE, and will be sharing the latest carrier availability for these devices in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world.

Also at CES, TCL will debut for the first time in the world a demonstration of the company’s latest smartphone display technologies, including its edge-to-edge and dot displays. This technology is made possible through TCL Communication’s sister company, CSOT, which also develops the award-winning display panels for TCL televisions. CSOT is one of the worldwide leaders in LCD panels as well as LTPS, AMOLED and advanced display technologies such as flexible displays. TCL Communication’s close supply chain collaboration with CSOT ensures timely support and prioritized utility of the latest display technologies.

“At TCL Communication, we continue to push the evolution of our mobile and internet products, and while our Alcatel and BlackBerry devices at CES will show what we can deliver today, it’s what we are debuting in our new display technology that proves what we will deliver in the future,” said Peter Lee, General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing at TCL Communication. “As one of the leading panel manufacturers in the world, TCL has a legacy of making great display technology accessible to customers around the globe. Last year we showed that we could bring this technology to our mobile devices with our Alcatel Full View Displays and with our new display demos at CES this year, we’re showing the kind of TCL technology our customers can expect from our smartphones and other devices in the future.”

You can visit TCL during CES 2019 (January 8-11, 2019) by coming to Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth 12929.

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.”

ALCATEL 3V

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.

ALCATEL 1X

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.

Media Contact:
Brad Molen (North America)
Email: Brad.molen@tcl.com

July 27th, 2018

ALCATEL BRINGS ANDROID™ OREO™ (GO EDITION) TO ULTRA-AFFORDABLE SMARTPHONES IN CANADA

The Alcatel 1 delivers sleek design, efficient performance and a premium 18:9 display starting at $89.99 CAD

TORONTO – July 27, 2018 –TCL Communication’s latest ultra-affordable smartphone, the Alcatel 1, is now coming to Canada with premium design and features typically found on more expensive devices. Beginning today, the Alcatel 1 makes it more affordable than ever to enjoy a smartphone with premium design, custom-built FullView 18:9 display and higher-end performance. The Alcatel 1 is also the first device in Canada to run on Android Oreo (Go edition), making it ideal for anyone who wants a solid smartphone at the much lower price without sacrificing features or functionality. Starting at $89.99 CAD, the Alcatel 1 is now available to Bell, Koodo, Lucky Mobile, TELUS and Virgin Mobile customers, and will come to PC Mobile and SaskTel later this year.

“The Alcatel 1 highlights our commitment to bringing ultra-affordable smartphones filled with great features to our Canadian customers,” said Eric Anderson, General Manager for Alcatel North America. “Now you can get beautiful design, solid performance and an 18:9 display in a sleek package that’s more affordable than most other devices available today.”

Immersive Viewing on a FullView 18:9 Display
Leveraging TCL’s award-winning display technology and manufacturing capabilities, the Alcatel 1 features a FullView 18:9 display format which effectively delivers a 5-inch screen in a slim 4.4-inch form, providing a compelling viewing experience as well as more comfortable holding and usage.

Premium Design
The Alcatel 1 has an impeccable soft suede finishing, making it feel more expensive than its price suggests. It features quality materials and smooth curves available in dark grey with a luxurious feeling that makes it as pleasing to the touch as it is to the eye. Its high-grade unibody ensures a sleek design that stands out.

Social-Ready Camera Features
Designed for users who love sharing the moments of their lives through pictures with friends and family, the Alcatel 1 comes with a 5MP rear camera with flash and a 5MP front camera with flash for selfies.

Android Oreo (Go edition) Makes for a Smooth and Efficient Experience
Under its stylish exterior, the Alcatel 1 is powered by 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.

Android Oreo (Go edition) features a set of popular Google apps that run quickly and smoothly, including Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go and more. The Google Play Store will also suggest third-party apps tailor-made for Go edition devices, including Facebook Lite, Skype Lite and more.

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 built-in storage on Alcatel 1, in addition to a microSD slot for up to an additional 32GB of expandable memory.

 

Media Contact:
Brad Molen (North America)
Email: Brad.molen@tcl.com

May 22nd, 2018

THE ALCATEL 3V OFFERS TCL CUSTOM-BUILT 2K DISPLAY, DUAL REAR CAMERAS, BIOMETRIC SECURITY AND MORE FOR UNDER $150

IRVINE, Calif. – May 22, 2018 – TCL Communication is today introducing one of America’s best smartphone values with the introduction of the Alcatel 3V. Featuring the company’s latest 18:9 near bezel-less design, custom built 6-inch TCL 2K display, dual main-camera, fingerprint sensor, Face Key biometric security and more, the Alcatel 3V is one of the most advanced and feature-packed smartphones available for under $150. The Alcatel 3V is carrier unlocked to support GSM networks and will be on-sale starting next week for customers in the U.S. at Amazon for $149.99.

“The Alcatel 3V reflects our continued commitment to making great mobile technology available to everyone,” said Eric Anderson, General Manager of Alcatel North America. “Now you can access elegant design and premium features like 2K displays, dual rear cameras and facial recognition technology for a price that was previously unattainable to smartphone customers on a budget.”

SIMGANIC DESIGN AND 2K DISPLAY

The Alcatel 3V is the first device in the U.S. to utilize Alcatel’s new SIMGANIC design, which was introduced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This new design philosophy, offers a balance of organic and simplicity from a human centric perspective, and reflects a beginning for the evolution of Alcatel’s product portfolio. With SIMGANIC design, the 3V is crafted with beautifully curved lines, sleek 2.5D contoured edge glass, and curved backs, for a comfortable fit.

By leveraging parent company TCL’s award-winning display technology, Alcatel is able to deliver high-quality custom panels to a much lower price point than competing devices. Because of this, the Alcatel 3V includes an impressive 2K (2160×1080) screen in an 18:9 form factor, allowing customers to watch high-resolution movies, browse the Internet easier, and connect with friends and loved ones with social media more quickly and efficiently.

IMAGING AND SOCIAL SHARING

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.

Alcatel also makes it easy for customers to take pictures and seamlessly share them with friends and family. The Alcatel 3V 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. With Social Square, you can review recently captured photos in one half of the screen, while the camera viewfinder remains active in the other half. This enables customers to review pictures as quickly as they take them, while making it possible to take new pictures at the same time. Instant Collage lets you mash up your best shots into pre-set arrangements. Each section of the collage is taken one-by-one using the camera viewfinder and shifts to the next shape as you progress through the collage. Photo Booth brings back those nostalgic photo moments from the fair or friends’ parties by taking four pictures in a row, one shot per second.

BIOMETRIC SECURITY

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 Key, 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 Key breaks down each facial scan into over a hundred data points to ensure a more reliable match.

The Alcatel 3V is unlocked to GSM networks and will be available in the U.S. in Spectrum Black for $149.99 starting next week at Amazon.com, and will also be available at Best Buy stores, BestBuy.com and Walmart.com in the coming weeks.

February 24th, 2018

TCL COMMUNICATION INTRODUCES ITS FASTEST LTE MOBILE BROADBAND HOTSPOTS EVER WITH ALCATEL LINKZONE CAT12 AND LINKZONE CAT7 AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2018

BARCELONA – February 24, 2018 – TCL Communication has today unveiled its fastest ever LTE mobile broadband devices with the introduction of the Alcatel LINKZONE CAT12 and LINKZONE CAT7 at Mobile World Congress 2018. Featuring lightweight and portable designs, along with significantly improved LTE speeds and battery life, this new evolution in Alcatel’s mobile hotspot series will connect customers to their work, loved ones, and the rest of the world quickly and easily.

“We live in a highly connected world where access to reliable Internet is essential to our everyday lives no matter where we live or where the road takes us,” said Christian Gatti, Global President Alcatel Business Division and Executive Vice President TCL Communication. “It’s crucial that we have reliable data access that enables us to communicate and interact with everyone, at all times and in all places, and our all-new LINKZONE devices provide the connectivity necessary to make that happen.”

Alcatel’s fastest 4G LTE-enabled mobile Wi-Fi device to date, the Alcatel LINKZONE CAT12 supports maximum download speeds of up to 600Mbps and upload speeds of up to 100Mbps using 3-channel carrier aggregation. It’s also one of the smallest hotspots available on the market, despite having a massive 4300mAh battery that delivers 15 straight hours of working battery life before you need to recharge it, or up to 300 hours standby time with the device’s dual-band WiFi a/b/g/n/ac turned on.  The LINKZONE CAT12 comes with a built-in power bank function, making it also possible to charge your other mobile devices.

Additionally, the Alcatel LINKZONE CAT7 achieves maximum 4G LTE download speeds of up to 300Mbps and upload speeds of up to 100Mbps using 2-channel Carrier Aggregation, and is rated to get 8 hours of battery life so you can be productive through an entire workday.  Weighing 85g and measuring 13.3mm thin, the LINKZONE CAT7 is incredibly light and portable, making it very easy to throw in your pocket or bag without having to worry about losing out on connectivity.

The Alcatel LINKZONE CAT12 and Alcatel LINKZONE CAT7 will be available in select regions around the world starting later this year at 179,99EUR and 99,99EUR respectively.

February 24th, 2018

TCL COMMUNICATION UNVEILS TWO NEW ACCESSIBLY-PRICED ALCATEL TABLETS WITH ANDROID 8.1 OREO™ AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2018

BARCELONA – February 24, 2018 – TCL Communication has today introduced the all-new Alcatel 1T tablet series as part of the company’s press conference to kick off Mobile World Congress 2018. With two new compact and portable tablets – the Alcatel 1T 10 and Alcatel 1T 7 – this new series is aimed at being affordably priced while offering simple, sleek designs and the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. The Alcatel 1T series continues Alcatel’s legacy of making mobile technology accessible to consumers around the world, particularly in households looking to share entertainment and gaming experiences as a family.

“Today more than ever we count on our mobile devices to keep us connected to the news, people and entertainment we love, and with our all-new Alcatel 1T tablets, we’re giving consumers around the world a fantastic tablet experience,” said Christian Gatti, Global President Alcatel Business Division and Executive Vice President TCL Communication. “Not only are these two of the best tablets we’ve ever made, they’re also two of the most affordable Android Oreo tablets in the market starting at under 100EUR.”

Both tablets feature Kids Mode, a dedicated mode that comes with pre-loaded applications and content, such as games, kids camera, and drawing app, all designed with the youngest members of our families in mind. This mode also comes with an easily manageable built-in parental control interface that gives parents the ability to set usage limits. Also included in the 1T tablet series is Eye Care mode, which is designed to reduce blue light in order to relieve visual fatigue and have the most enjoyable viewing experience possible, regardless of the time of day or night.

ALCATEL 1T 10

Featuring a 10.1-inch IPS display, the Alcatel 1T 10 tablet offers Wi-Fi connectivity and is Alcatel’s newest and most affordable 10-inch tablet ever.  Weighing 415g, it is also the lightest tablet you can get in its size and price range, allowing for greater portability when sharing the device with the entire family. It comes with a 4000mAh battery that will ensure that your family is able to enjoy entertainment, gaming and productivity for 8 hours on one charge, along with 16GB of internal storage and microSD expanded storage up to 128GB. For maximum productivity, an optional dedicated Bluetooth keyboard and textured cover will be available to make typing quicker and easier while providing protection against scratches, drops and dust.

ALCATEL 1T 7

The Alcatel 1T 7 Wi-Fi tablet also comes with an incredibly pocketable form factor and lightweight body, weighing in at 245g and measuring 9.15mm thin, making it ideal for sharing the device within the home. The 2580mAh battery provides up to 430 hours of standby time and 7 hours of usage, so no matter if you and your family are using it for streaming movies, playing a game together or simply doing email and other work.

The Alcatel 1T 10 and Alcatel 1T 7 tablets will be available later in Q2 across Europe, Latin America and Asia, starting at €99,99 and €69,99 respectively. Both tablets will come in Premium Black and Bluish Black color options.

February 24th, 2018

TCL COMMUNICATION FORMALLY INTRODUCES WORLD’S FIRST COMPLETE 18:9 SMARTPHONE PORTFOLIO WITH THE ALCATEL 5, 3 AND 1 SERIES AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2018

BARCELONA – February 24, 2018 – TCL Communication today formally kicked off Mobile World Congress 2018, introducing its all-new and evolved smartphone portfolio, which features experiences that modernize its Alcatel smartphones, bringing flagship-style features and premium design language across the entire lineup. Alcatel will be the world’s first brand to deliver an immersive 18:9 display experience across each series in the portfolio, made possible by using custom-built displays leveraging parent company TCL’s award-winning television technology and bringing the immersive entertainment experiences to smartphone customers. The portfolio also features all-new Alcatel experiences such as Face Key, a facial recognition technology, and enhanced camera options that give users more control over how they capture the moments they want to remember and share. Additionally, Alcatel is committed to the security of its devices and will be offering regular Android security updates, on a minimum quarterly basis, on its most popular smartphones, including its all-new 2018 devices.

With Alcatel FullView 18:9 displays, Alcatel smartphone customers in all of our categories will experience more screen space in smaller form factors across the entire portfolio, making it easier to comfortably browse the Internet, connect with friends and loved ones via social media, catch up on the latest news and enjoy cinematic views for the entertainment they love. Since 18:9 displays reduce the width of the phone, each device feels smaller and easier to hold than comparable devices with the same display size.

“For nearly 20 years, Alcatel has been a leader at delivering high-quality, premium mobile technology experiences that are accessible to consumers around the world,” said Christian Gatti, Global President Alcatel Business Division and Executive Vice President TCL Communication. “As we introduce an all-new direction for our smartphone portfolio, we remain focused and committed to pushing the boundaries of what an affordably priced smartphone can be, providing even richer experiences and flagship-style designs for our customers around the globe.”

SIMGANIC: ALCATEL’S VISION FOR SIMPLE, ORGANIC INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 

“In order to evolve our product portfolio, we needed to start by re-thinking the way we approached the design of our smartphones so that user interaction feels more natural and intuitive,” said Hagen Fendler, Chief Design Officer, TCL Communications. “With our newly introduced smartphone portfolio, we’re unveiling the beginnings of our new design philosophy we call SIMGANIC. This approach conveys organic and simplicity that aims at creating truly caring products with human centric perspective, allowing us to deliver iconic style with thoughtful details and the ability to standardize this philosophy across our entire lineup.”

The SIMGANIC design language can be seen and felt across Alcatel’s all-new 5, 3, and 1 series of smartphones. The series are broken down into the following:

ALCATEL 5 SERIES 

Geared towards everyday lifestyle, the Alcatel 5 series gives customers the best in an affordable flagship for under 300EUR. This series will include the Alcatel 5, which features a bezel-less 5.7-inch Alcatel FullView 18:9 display, premium brushed metallic unibody design and octa-core processor. It also includes experiences that are built for social media lovers to share, such as a 13MP f/2.0 front-facing camera with a secondary 5MP 120-degree super wide-angle lens and LED flash, offering amazing self-portraits that capture three times more than a typical selfie, for stunning group shots. The intelligent camera intuitively switches from portrait mode to super wide-angle mode when it detects more than two faces in the shot.

Additionally, Alcatel is also focusing on customers who love taking pictures to share their lives with friends and family. As a result, the Alcatel 5 comes with a suite of intuitive photo editing tools called Social Mode, which will allow you to take photos in a fun and more efficient way. With Social Square, you can review recently captured photos in one half of the screen, while the camera viewfinder remains active in the other half. This enables customers to review pictures as quickly as they take them, while making it possible to take new pictures at the same time. Instant Collage lets you mash up your best shots into pre-set arrangements. Each section of the collage is taken one-by-one using the camera viewfinder and shifts to the next shape as you progress through the collage. Photo Booth brings back those nostalgic photo moments from the fair or friends’ parties by taking four pictures in a row, one shot per second.

The Alcatel 5 will feature several key experiences designed to deliver greater value to customers, including Face Key™. Face Key is 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 Key breaks down each facial scan into over a hundred data points to ensure a more reliable match.

The fingerprint sensor is conveniently located on the back, and will include functionality beyond unlocking your phone, such as doubling as a shutter key when taking selfies and keeping sensitive information locked away in privacy mode; additionally, the sensor is programmable allowing each individual finger to launch a different app or service, so you can go straight to your commonly used apps; like Facebook with your index finger, Instagram with your middle finger and your phone dialer with your pinkie.

The Alcatel 5 is now available in select markets in Metallic Black and Metallic Gold for 229,99EUR.

ALCATEL 3 SERIES 

Offering the best in affordable innovation for under 200EUR, the Alcatel 3 series provides many of the great key experiences in the 5 series, including Alcatel FullView 18:9 displays, fingerprint sensors and Face Key™. The 3 series is designed with beautifully curved lines, sleek 2.5D contoured edge glass, and curved backs, for a comfortable fit.

Within the 3 series are three new devices that come with high-quality Alcatel FullView 18:9 displays. The Alcatel 3V packs an impressive 6-inch 2K (2160×1080) screen for an immersive viewing experience; the Alcatel 3X offers a 5.7-inch (1440×720) IPS display; and the Alcatel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch (1440×720) IPS display.

The 3 series also features dual rear cameras (in select devices). The 3V uses a 12MP camera paired with a 2MP secondary depth camera with LED flash, providing real-time bokeh and the ability to change the area of focus on any shot, even after it’s taken; and the 3X has a 13MP primary camera and 5MP 120-degree super wide-angle lens with dual-tone flash, making it possible for you to get more content into each shot, whether it’s a group photo or a panoramic vista. Each device in the series also offers 5MP front-facing cameras with LED flash for well-lit selfies regardless of the time of day.

Now available in select markets, the Alcatel 3V comes in Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue and Spectrum Gold for 189,99EUR. The Alcatel 3X will be available in select markets next month for 179,99EUR, and will come in Metallic Black, Metallic Blue, Metallic Gold, Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue, and Spectrum Gold. The Alcatel 3 will be available in select markets next month in Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue and Spectrum Gold for 149,99EUR.

ALCATEL 1 SERIES 

Starting at under 100EUR, the 1 series of smartphone products is Alcatel’s most affordable lineup, providing universal access to great technology for everyone around the world. The 1 series breaks the entry-level stigma of bulky design, low quality displays, poor performance and disappointing camera experiences. This series will include the Alcatel 1X, the first sub-100EUR device from a major global brand to come with an 18:9 screen. Select variants of the 1X also come with other key Alcatel experiences like Face Key and fingerprint sensor, and all variants come with Social Mode for the camera, along with a fit and finish that makes it much more premium than its price tag. Available in select markets in April with single-SIM and dual-SIM options (depending on market), at 99,99EUR and 109,99EUR respectively, the 1X will feature black and blue color options in Suede, as well as gold and rose color options in a satiny finish.

January 9th, 2018

SIGNALING A NEW DIRECTION IN THE COMPANY’S MOBILE HANDSET PHILOSPHY, ALCATEL INTRODUCES RE-IMAGINED SMARTPHONE PORTFOLIO AT CES 2018

LAS VEGAS – January 9, 2018 – Demonstrating TCL’s continuing commitment to its mobile handset business, today at CES 2018 it has previewed a new smartphone philosophy and product portfolio direction for the company’s Alcatel business unit. Featuring re-imagined product designs and features that modernize Alcatel’s 2018 smartphones, it is also one of the first smartphone lineups to bring an immersive 18:9 display experience standardized across three new product series. Offering a universal design language, these new Alcatel product series will help make flagship style smartphone features accessible across the mid and entry price tiers.

“As the global smartphone market continues to evolve, we come into a new year recognizing the need to stabilize and transform our Alcatel smartphone portfolio to better serve our customers and meet the opportunities ahead,” said Christian Gatti, Global President Alcatel Business Division and Executive Vice President TCL Communication. “By modernizing our smartphone designs and being one of the first global manufacturers to offer 18:9 full view displays across the majority of our lineup, we’re able to refocus our efforts at democratizing flagship style features and making these experiences accessible to almost any consumer worldwide.”

With this portfolio evolution, Alcatel will also standardize the use of panel manufacturing across the entire product portfolio by utilizing Alcatel 18:9 full view displays. As a top-three LCD panel maker worldwide and America’s fastest growing TV brand, TCL will provide the Alcatel business unit with access to critical manufacturing efficiencies and billions of dollars in research and development, ensuring considerable cost savings and faster time to market for upcoming devices.

Alcatel’s 2018 product lineup can be categorized into three distinct series, each one representing a different pricing tier. These series maintain a flagship look and feel across the board to ensure all users will have the same sense of pride of ownership. The series are broken down into the following:

ALCATEL 5 SERIES

Representing Alcatel’s affordable premium tier of smartphones, The Alcatel 5 Series is designed to deliver the best possible features consumers want at a cost that’s much lower than comparable flagships. This will include offering features like face unlock, 18:9 full view displays and more. With the Alcatel 5 series, users will enjoy fantastic imaging, a cinema-style viewing experience and large battery for a full day’s use.

ALCATEL 3 SERIES

The Alcatel 3 Series provides users with an optimal blend of the latest trendy features and affordability, bringing dual cameras, beautiful design and 18:9 full view displays to more consumers without breaking the bank. This series will feature a variety of devices and will include products with large-screen, high-resolution displays.

ALCATEL 1 SERIES

Providing the best in affordability for the 2018 Alcatel lineup, the Alcatel 1 Series brings an amazing smartphone experience to the masses at the most affordable price point. It offers universal access to unibody hardware with stylish design and premium materials, as well as higher-end features like 18:9 full view displays and face unlocking.

November 17th, 2016

ALCATEL APPOINTS WAYNE WHITE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES FOR NORTH AMERICA

A mobile technology executive, with over 25 years of experience, White joins Alcatel to drive growth and expand marketshare for North America’s fourth largest handset OEM

IRVINE, Calif. – November 17, 2016 – Alcatel – the fourth largest mobile phone manufacturer in North America – today announced that it has appointed Wayne White as Vice President of Sales for North America. White assumes responsibility for growing the Alcatel product family among carriers and expanding the company’s presence in the enterprise segment. (more…)

March 29th, 2016

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW: ALCATEL UNVEILS THE COMPANY’S NEW GLOBAL BRANDING IN NORTH AMERICA

With the recent unveiling of the brand’s new look and feel at Mobile World Congress, Alcatel eyes further North American business and brand expansion; with a focus on the Gen-X and Millennial consumer segments

IRVINE, Calif. – March 29, 2016 – Alcatel – the number four mobile phone manufacturer in North America – today announced the rollout of its new branding for the North American market. Unveiled globally during last month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, this new branding simplifies the company’s image from ALCATEL ONETOUCH, and now aligns the leading global mobile technology brand under the Alcatel name with a new logo and renewed market focus. (more…)

February 22nd, 2016

Alcatel Launches PLUS 10, its first 2-in-1 LTE Connected Device Powered by Windows 10

  • Alcatel’s first 2-in-1 device powered by Windows 10 is one of the few connected 10-inch 2-in-1s on the market
  • A quad-core Intel processor combined with Windows 10 provides for maximum productivity during the day
  • Dual front speakers with 3D audio effect and coupled with a high-resolution IPS display guarantee a stunning surround sound experience
  • Innovative, detachable 4G LTE keyboard can serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 15 devices; a great way to stay connected in a jiffy!
  • Multiple ports, including standard USB, micro USB and micro HDMI, make adaptors a thing of the past

MWC, Barcelona, 22 February, 2016 – Increasing its offering of Windows devices, alcatel announced the launch of its PLUS 10 2-in-1 device, running on the latest Windows 10 operating system. (more…)

February 22nd, 2016

Alcatel Launches POP 4 Series: The most customizable smartphones, inside and out, to best suit all desires

  • 3 devices for 3 desires: POP 4, POP 4+, POP 4S
  • Vast collection of colors and styles: Hairline-Brushed, Leather, Wood, Baby Skin
  • Curved design with a slim body and fully laminated black crystal display
  • Take great group selfies in the parties with the front camera of wide viewing angle and front flash
  • 4G LTE for fast browsing and streaming

MWC, Barcelona, 22 February, 2016 – alcatel announces POP 4 series, a full line of customizable smartphones with design and performance in mind. The iconic POP 4 series includes variants of POP 4, POP 4+ and POP 4S. These smartphones offer customization – from style, color, design, size, performance to user experience. (more…)

February 20th, 2016

IDOL 4 Series Takes Everything Up a Notch With Augmented Multimedia Features and the Boom Key Experience

  • The Boom Key delivers an innovative user experience by offering custom-made features for taking photos, listening to music, the user interface and gaming
  • The IDOL 4 series offers a stunning display and pro-quality camera
  • The superior audio experience is supported by Waves and JBL with high quality in-box JBL headphones
  • The IDOL 4 series is reversible in three ways: sound that goes from left to right, front to back and a user interface that works upside down
  • VR-in-the-box: the innovative product packaging is a pair of VR goggles, creating an immersive virtual reality experiences anytime, anywhere*

MWC, Barcelona, 20 February, 2016 – Alcatel announces its premium IDOL 4 series. Building on the success of its trend-setting IDOL 3, the uniquely designed IDOL 4 and IDOL 4S smartphones take everything up a notch with a new Boom Key and an augmented multimedia experience. (more…)

February 20th, 2016

Keeping It Simple: ALCATEL ONETOUCH Becomes alcatel

  • Alcatel will operate under the name alcatel, with a new logo and new focus
  • The brand will increase its engagement with millennial customers
  • Alcatel will continue to create curated, carefully considered, fun devices at the right price point

MWC, Barcelona, 20 February 2016 – Alcatel, a member of TCL Communication, announces that it will now be operating under the name alcatel. (more…)

January 11th, 2016

ALCATEL ONETOUCH Recognized Twice in the 2015-2016 Global Top Brands

The brand was among IDG’s Global Smart Phone Top 10 and the Global Smart Connected Devices Top 15

Las Vegas, January 11, 2016 – During the 49th International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ALCATEL ONETOUCH, a brand of TCL Communication, was recognized twice at an awards ceremony for the 2015-2016 Global Top Brands hosted by International Data Group (IDG). ALCATEL ONETOUCH was among both the Global Smart Phone Top 10 and the Global Smart Connected Devices Brands Top 15. Brands such as Samsung, Apple, Huawei and Lenovo are also on both lists. (more…)

October 26th, 2015

ALCATEL ONETOUCH CONTINUES BRAND PARTNERSHIP EXPANSION; NAMED THE OFFICIAL SMARTPHONE PARTNER OF MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER’S NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB

New multi-year agreement expands ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s MLS club partnerships to the greater New York Area with on-site and in-market fan experiences

NEW YORK – October 26, 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH, a top five mobile phone manufacturer in North America*, today announced a new multi-year partnership with the New York City Football Club (NYCFC) – the newest professional soccer team in New York City and the first Major League Soccer Club to play within the five boroughs. In recent years, ALCATEL ONETOUCH has been one fastest growing mobile brands in North America by market share by bringing simple, high-quality choices to the mobile handset marketplace. (more…)

October 20th, 2015

ALCATEL ONETOUCH HIRES MOBILE TECHNOLOGY VETERAN JON MARON AS VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR NORTH AMERICA

With more than 20 years of mobile technology marketing and communications experience, Maron joins ALCATEL ONETOUCH having previously worked with HTC, LG and Sony Ericsson

IRVINE, Calif. – October 20, 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH, a top five mobile phone manufacturer in North America*, today announced Jon Maron as Vice President of Marketing and Communications to continue the brands growth in North America. Since the end of 2013, ALCATEL ONETOUCH has been one of the most consistent mobile brands in North America in terms of market share growth, and with the addition of Maron, set its sights on accelerating it’s fast growth and rising position into 2016 and beyond. (more…)

September 5th, 2015

Rock a New Color Every Day with ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s IDOL 3C

  • Five juicy colored exchangeable covers
  • Award-winning JBL® audio with Clari-Fi technology offering professional 3D Hi-Fi audio experience
  • Super high-definition 5.5-inch IPS display with supreme outdoor readability
  • Technicolor Color Enhance technology offers superb color rendering
  • 13 Mpxl rear camera with best in class sensor and large aperture for great photos even under low light

IFA, Berlin, September 5TH 2015 – Things just got a lot more colorful thanks to ALCATEL ONETOUCH and its new IDOL 3C smartphone. IDOL 3C has all the features that made the brand’s groundbreaking IDOL 3 smartphone a multiple award winner and a hit with consumers. (more…)

September 5th, 2015

A Complete Range of Your Choice PIXI 3 (10) – The new 10-inch tablet in PIXI 3 Family

  • 10-inch large display in a compact design
  • 2 different connection options: 3G or Wi-Fi
  • Great personalization with colorful cases and flip covers

IFA, Berlin, September 5th 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH, one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brands reinvents the PIXI 3 family with a new 10-inch tablet. Pick a PIXI 3 tablet with the right display size (7, 8 or 10-inch), and the connectivity (4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi) you prefer. It’s all your choice! (more…)

September 5th, 2015

ALCATEL ONETOUCH Continues to Expand Its SmartConnected Devices Portfolio by Introducing 4G Car WiFi and WiFi Music Box

  • 4G Car WiFi enables fast Internet access on the go, connecting up to 15 users
  • WiFi Music Box creates a wireless streaming music system from a smartphone or tablet

IFA, Berlin, September 5th 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH, one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brands, announced new additions to its line of connected products at IFA 2015. Adding to its already ample line of smart connected device, the mobile brand introduced 4G Car WiFi, for rapid Internet access in a vehicle, and the WiFi Music Box, which enables users to control their home’s sound system with ease from a smartphone or tablet. (more…)

September 5th, 2015

ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s PIXI FIRST — First Class Smartphone at an Entry Level Price

  • One of the slimmest 4-inch smartphone on the market
  • Fast 3G+ connectivity and quad core processor
  • 5 Mpxl rear and 2 Mpxl front camera for great shots and selfies
  • Premium colors with metallic finishing – Soft Slate, Metal Silver, Metal Gold and Rose Gold
  • Long-lasting battery offering 300 hours standby time and 7 hours talk time

IFA, Berlin, September 5th, 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH, one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brands, announces its new PIXI FIRST smartphone, a member of the brand’s affordable PIXI family. Offering 3G+ connectivity and a powerful quad-core processor, the PIXI FIRST is a class of it’s own when it comes to offering the most sought-after features at an accessible price. (more…)

September 4th, 2015

POP STAR and POP UP Smartphones Shine in ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s POP Family

Highly customizable POP STAR allows consumers to express their own style from the large cover collection with up to 20 choices

POP UP offers high-end design and performance at a mid-tier price point

IFA, Berlin, September 4th 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH unveiled its new POP smartphones at IFA today. POP STAR and POP UP are part of the brand’s POP series – A Combination of Talents. (more…)

September 4th, 2015

ALCATEL ONETOUCH Introduces Xess – Tablet So Different We Can’t Call it a Tablet

  • Immersive viewing experience with the large 17.3-inch interactive touchscreen
  • Elegant, streamlined design with adjustable built-in stand and handle
  • Powerful 3-watt JBL dual speakers for accurate sound reproduction
  • Perfect for multipurpose usage: movie streaming, sketchpad for kids, recipe display in the kitchen, gaming with friends and family

IFA, Berlin, September 4th 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH, one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brands, announced the launch of Xess at IFA 2015. The genre-busting smart device has an extra-large 17.3-inch screen yet boasts a beautiful, slim stainless-steel body. (more…)

August 23rd, 2015

ALCATEL ONETOUCH NAMED THE OFFICIAL SMARTPHONE AND TABLET PARTNER OF THE LA GALAXY AND STUBHUB CENTER

NEW MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES ALCATEL ONETOUCH WITH ON-SITE AND IN-MARKET FAN ENGAGEMENT IN THE LOS ANGELES MARKET

LOS ANGELES – August 23, 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH – the fifth largest mobile phone manufacturer in North America*, today announced a new multi-year partnership with the five-time MLS Cup champions, LA Galaxy, and their home stadium, StubHub Center, becoming the Official Smartphone and Tablet Partner of both the team and the multiple-use sports stadium. Continuing on their commitment to growing the brand in North America,this new partnership expands on ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s strategic investment in MLS, focusing specifically on pre-game fan experiences, in-game fan engagement, social media and digital campaigns, in-game brand advertising, in-market promotions and community engagement. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. (more…)