TCL brand Alcatel on Thursday launched two smartphones in India - the A5 LED and the A7. Both smartphones will be exclusively available via Amazon India, with sales starting from 12:01pm on Friday, November 10. The Alcatel A5 LED was launched back in February at MWC 2017, while the Alcatel A7 was launched more recently at IFA 2017. The highlight of the former is its modularity - the LED-light flashing back cover can be removed and replaced with other covers, like a battery pack. The latter is a big battery smartphone that's being touted as a budget multi-tasking and gaming performer.
Alcatel A5 LED, A7 price in India
The Alcatel A5 LED price in India is Rs. 12,999. During the launch period, from November 10 to November 13, the smartphone will be bundled with the 3100mAh POWER+ MOD battery cover in box, worth Rs. 3,999. The LIGHTUP+ MOD is already included.
The Alcatel A7 price in India is Rs. 13,999. During the same launch period as mentioned above, the smartphone will be bundled with the TCL Moveband fitness tracker, worth Rs. 2,499. Common offers for both smartphones include a one-time free screen replacement during the launch period, up to 20GB additional data from Reliance Jio, exchange offers, and no-cost EMIs.
Alcatel A5 LED, A7 specifications
The dual-SIM Alcatel A5 LED runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6753 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card.
Alcatel A5 LED with its LIGHTUP+ MOD back panel on
The Alcatel A5 LED has a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash, apart from a 5-megapixel camera at the front. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Micro-USB, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.2. It runs on a 2800mAh battery. It measures 146x72x10mm and weighs 159 grams. The Alcatel A5 LED will be available in Metallic Silver.
The dual-SIM Alcatel A7 on the other hand runs Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MTK6750T SoC clocked up to 1.5GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM.
Alcatel A7 seen from the back in its Metallic Black colour variant
For optics, the A7 offers a 16-megapixel with an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and a dual-tone flash. On the front, it bears a 8-megapixel camera with an 84-degree wide-angle view and a front flash. It offers 32GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card. It sports a 4000mAh battery with support for fast charging, while connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi Direct, and NFC. It weighs 163 grams and measures 153x77x9mm. The Alcatel A7 will be available in Metallic Black and Metallic Gold colour variants.
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