One of the new trends in latest smartphones, as you know, is the new 18:9 display screen, but phones that are equipped with this aspect ratio are usually mid-range smartphones in terms of price. But you might see the Alcatel 3C coming with the price tag which could beat all the other manufacturers.
The full-screen trend started by LG when the company released its LG G6 with 18:9 aspect ratio earlier 2017, then Samsung followed the trend in Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offering 18:5:9 aspect ratio which is almost the same thing. Then Huawei, Vivo, and other Chinese brands were in the game.
The company TCL under the brand name Alcatel is going to introduce 18:9 in their upcoming Alcatel 3C which is scheduled for early 2018. The good news is the phone is said to be priced lower than the current market rates considering the specifications.
Alcatel 3C specifications and Price
The phone will support 6-inch large IPS display with 1440X720 pixels resolution. The chip inside is MT8321 1.3Ghz Quad-core with Mali 400 GPU. However, the RAM is limited to 1GB with 16GB extendable internal storage.
The rear and front cameras are 8MP and 5MP respectively, the battery is not going to drain sooner as it carries 3,000mAh battery to support the larger display. You will also have Fingerprint scanner along with dual-SIM setting and slot with the microSD card.
The major downsides of the phone are limited RAM and lack of LTE connectivity. Both the elements are so important in the smartphones nowadays but the low price is also there to compensate. The Alcatel 3C is expected to land during the first quarter of 2018. The price tag it carries is only 130 Euros which roughly translates to $150.