The Alcatel A5 makes a play with a back full of LED lights.
Alcatel seems thinks adding LEDs to a smartphone is the way to go in the industry. At MWC 2017, today, the company announced the Alcatel A5 LED smartphone that has a 5.2 inch HD display and a 1.5 GHz octa-core SoC, along with 3GB RAM. The phone also has a 2800 mAh battery and 32GB internal storage. There’s also a 13MP camera on the back, but here’s where it gets interesting. The back side of the device is covered with LEDs.
The company calls this the Lightup+ feature, and uses it to show you notifications. The LEDs will also come on when you’re listening to music or playing games on the device. Further, the company’s Colour Catcher 2.0 feature takes up to five colours from an image or object and puts that on the LEDs on the back.
Alcatel took the opportunity to announced two other smartphones, including the Alcatel U5 and Alcatel A3. The U5 has a 5 inch FWVGA display and has a 1.1 GHz quad-core SoC, with 1GB of RAM. It has 8GB of internal storage and a 2050 mAh battery. There are 5MP and 2MP cameras on the back and front, respectively.
On the other hand, the Alcatel A3 has a 5 inch HD display, with 1.25GHz octa-core SoC and 1.5GB of RAM. The device also has a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP sensor on the front. This device has 16GB of storage and a 2460 mAh battery. All of Alcatel’s smartphones will be running on Android Marshmallow operating system.
Lastly, Alcatel’s Plus 12 is a 2-in-1 device that runs on the Intel Celeron N3350 processor and a 12 inch FHD display. It runs on Windows 10 and supports 4G LTE connectivity. Interestingly, the device’s detachable keyboard can also act as a LTE hotspot for other devices.