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Alcatel 3C Full Specifications and Price Review

Alcatel 3C is one of the affordable smartphones from TCL that we are expecting next month. The device is affordable with an 18:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels. The 3C was first introduced in Europe and would be available there first before going global. The Alcatel 3C gives true value for money, sporting a rear fingerprint scanner and 3000mAh battery.


A beautiful device that reflects light magically, its aluminium body was designed to perfection. The rear camera is mounted at the top middle, with the LED Flash underneath. Under the LED Flash is the fingerprint scanner which unlocks the device fast in 0.1s.


The Alcatel logo sits pretty under the fingerprint sensor, while the speakers are in the bottom middle. The smartphone measures 7.9 mm slim and weighs just 169g. It accepts dual nano sims and available in Black, Gold and Blue colours.


A bezel-less device for less than $150, with Alcatel 3C you get to spend less and experience the bezel-less saga. The 6-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen has a 75.9% screen-to-body ratio. The full view screen with tiny bezels boasts of a 720 x 1440 pixels in resolution.

The multi-touch screen is brilliantly sharp and clear with 268 PPI density. See all objects on the screen come to life in style especially in landscape mode.


Running the show is tMediaTektek MT8321 chipset and Quad-core processor clocking at 1.3 GHz. It boasts of a Mali-400 graphics processing unit and 1GB RAM for multitasking.

In terms of storage, it has 16GB internal storage with space to upgrade to 128GB with a memory card. Alcatel 3C runs on Android 7.1 Nougat from the box, with a nice UI.


For photography, the 8MP rear camera on the 3C should do the trick. Features on the camera include autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. For selfies, there’s a 5MP selfie camera with in-camera filters.


Alcatel 3C is powered by a Non-Removable 3000mAh battery, which is perfect for a budget smartphone.


Alcatel 3C is available for pre-order for $149, that’s about N45,000 – N55,000.

Full Specification Of Alcatel 3C

・Announced: 2018, January
・Status: Coming soon. 2018, March

・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

・Dimensions: 161 x 76 x 7.9 mm
・Color: Black, Gold, Blue
・Weight: 169g

・Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 6-inch
・Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
・Pixel Density: 268 ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 75.9%

・OS: Android 7.1
・Processor: Quad-core 1.3 GHz
・Chipset: MediaTek MT8321
・GPU: Mali-400

・Card slot: Yes, up to 128GB
・Internal: 16GB, 1GB RAM

・Primary: 8MP
・Secondary: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED Flash
・Front Flash: Yes

・Wifi: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Back)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity
・USB: 2.0
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm jack: Yes

・Capacity: 3000mAh
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: No

Joseph Young
Joseph Young
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