Alcatel owned by TLC has launched a new smartphone called as Flash Plus 2, the successor for the Alcatel Flash Plus launched in 2015.
Flash Plus 2 is a mid-range smartphone and runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box with customized skin overlaid. The device comes with a physical home button on the front which also features a fingerprint sensor which can unlock the device in just 0.5 seconds and can be used as shutter button in the camera app.
The device comes a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 401 ppi, 1.8GHz Helio P10 octa-core processor along with Mali-T860 GPU. Flash Plus 2 available in two variants with 2GB and 3GB of RAM and 16GB and 32GB of internal storage respectively along with MicroSD card slot to expand the storage upto 128GB.
There is a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP front camera with 84.4 degrees wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture. Both the cameras are accompanied by LED flash.
Flash Plus 2 is powered by a 3,000mAh battery which the company claims to give 15 hours of talk time and lasts upto 405 hours on standby. The device also supports fast charging that can charge 3X times faster than conventional chargers.
Flash Plus 2 is a dual SIM dual Standby and supports 4G LTE smartphone. The onnectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. Flash Plus 2 comes with Hi-Fi sound on this device is provided by AKM4375 Chipset and the NXP9890 Audio Amplifier.
It measures 152.6 x 76.4 x 8.2 mm and weighs 157 grams and comes in two colors Silver and Gold.. The device is priced at $160 for 2GB variant and $190 for 3GB variant.
Alcatel Flash Plus 2 will be available in Philippines, Malaysia, Monaco, Thailand, and Vietnam first. There is no word on other markets yet.