While Alcatel has lost most of its brand recognition in the smartphone era, the company continues to release new devices. At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Alcatel has unveiled the A5 LED modular phone in hopes of attracting a lot of attention to its newest product thanks to unique features.
Alcatel has been mostly focused on developing budget smartphone and its latest product the A5 LED is no exception as it costs under $300. However, it seems that the price is not the only thing budget consumers pay attention to these days. Therefore, the company decided to develop a mid-range modular phone.
The A5 LED will come with three modules at launch. Among these, the one what will surely catch the attention of many users is its LED lights located on the back of the phone. The company wants to emphasize the customizations options of the device. Users will be able to use existing LED presets or create their own, which will light up for various features. For example, you can set the back of the phone to light up in an F pattern when you receive Facebook notifications or an S for Snapchat functions.
Each module of the phone is basically an entirely new back case for the phone which connects to a POGO connector. However, the company has not unveiled the other two modules or if others will be developed in the future.
However, besides the module phone concept, the Alcatel A5 LED smartphone provides decent specs for a budget smartphone. It runs on a MediaTek MT6753 and it includes 2 GB of RAM. If offers a decent 16 GB of internal storage and its 5.2-inch screen is capable of offering only 720p HD resolutions powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.
The device is mostly being promoted a very affordable selfie smartphone as it features an 8 megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. However, most of the features can be found within the special camera apps such as Face Show, Face Mask, and a color capture camera, which will identify the two main colors of the image you are trying to capture and generate an interface based on it.
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