Alcatel is a French mobile brand which is not known in the premium leagues of smartphones, but it has its name in the budget ones. Still, this is not a brand that you can find all over. However, there were talks about it coming to Nepal soon. And now, it seems that it’s finally official – with the Alcatel 3 available for purchase in Nepal.
SHTC International Pvt Ltd. is the official distributor of Alcatel mobiles in Nepal. But SHTC is also a well-known distributor of other electronics like Prolink, Fujitsu, etc. However, it was Daraz that is selling the phone right now. And out of the 4 phones rumored to arrive (Alcatel 1S, Alcatel 1x, Alcatel 3 2019, and Alcatel 3L), the Alcatel 3 2019 is already up for grabs on the site.
Alcatel 3 is a new budget phone in the Nepali market now. Its specs are also very similar to that of a budget phone. After all, it runs on the Snapdragon 439 processor, with 4 GB of RAM. The phone also has the trendy notch cut-out up top but with a display of 5.94″, it is small for a phone of 2019. We rarely see new phones with displays under 6″ these days!
Besides that, you get a standard dual camera set up at the back and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The dual cameras comprise a primary and a depth sensor, and the display is only HD+. All the characteristics of a typical budget phone. Also, the battery is a 3500 mAh unit, which is okay, actually.
And all this is available for a price of Rs.21,490 in Nepal, from Daraz. We can’t be sure how it is in the offline marketplace. Also, since its very new…it might take time to make its presence in the offline stores.
Alcatel 3 2019 Specifications:
- Display: 5.94″ IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution (720 x 1560 pixels)
- Rear Camera: Dual, 16 MP with f/2.0 aperture + 5 MP depth sensor
- Front Camera: 8 MP with f/2.0
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
- GPU: Adreno 505
- RAM: 4 GB
- Storage: 64 GB (expandable via microSD card)
- OS: Android 9 Pie
- Battery: 3500 mAh
- Price: Rs.21,490