At CES 2017, Alcatel has launched a big screen budget smartphone. The Alcatel A3 XL is a 6-inch device that flags off the company’s new ‘A’ series. The pricing will be somewhere around $200 (roughly Rs. 13,600), and availability will vary depending upon region. It is set to be available in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America in the first quarter of 2017. Europe is expected to get the Alcatel A3 XL sometime in the second quarter.
Apart from its size, the other big highlight of the Alcatel A3 XL is that the phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Apart from that, the device offers rather mediocre specifications. The device has a plastic exterior and capacitive buttons at the front. The fingerprint scanner is situated at the back below the 8-megapixel camera. The power and volume buttons are housed on the right edge.
The Alcatel A3 XL sports a 6-inch HD (720×1080 pixel) display. It is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8735B processor with 1GB of RAM and Mali-T720 GPU. The smartphone offers 8GB of internal storage with the option to expand further via a microSD card (only up to 32GB).
As for optics, the Alcatel A3 XL offers an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera for selfies. Both the back and the front cameras sport an LED flash. There’s a decent 3000mAh battery packed inside to keep the large phone running. The dimensions measure at 165×82.5×7.9mm, and connectivity options include 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.