Apart from the Idol 4S w/ VR and the Plus 10, Alcatel will also bring here their midrange device with several interesting capabilities. Dubbed as the Alcatel X1, it is a slim metal framed handset with chamfered edges and 2.5D curved glass that looks premium for the price.
|Alcatel X1 black|
The X1 features a 5 inch HD screen w/ oleophobic coating and Dragontrail glass for protection against fingerprint smudges and hairline scratches. Under the hood, the chip that's powering this device is the new 64 Bit Snapdragon 415 octa core chip paired with Adreno 405 GPU, has 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB expandable ROM and 2,150 mAh of battery capacity.
|Alcatel X1 white|
Camera-wise, this phone is using a 79 degrees wide angle 13 MP f/2.2 lens with 1/3.06 sensor size and 1.12 um pixel size and dual tone LED flash for its main camera. In terms of selfie, it's also pretty capable on paper as this one boast a 5 MP f/2.0 4 element lens with 78 degrees wide angle w/ flash. That should be decent enough even in challenging light and can let more people in your frame.
While it doesn't have a fingeprint scanner, it has a unique way of unlocking your device using the "EyeVerifiy Technology" by just looking at it.
Another highlight of this upcoming handset is its HiFi audio capability that should be acceptable even to picky audiophiles who wants a smartphone as their audio source. It's said to have Cirrus Logic DAC and Arkamys Acoustic Enhancement Technology.
Alcatel X1 Specs
Display: 5 Inch HD IPS 1280 x 720 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass w/ Dragontrail glass protection at 294 ppi
CPU: 64 Bit Snapdragon 415 octa core processor
GPU: Adreno 450
RAM: 2 GB
ROM: 16 expandable via micro SD card slot up to 200 GB
Back Camera: 13 MP f/2.2 w/ AF and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 5 MP f/2.0 w/ wide angle lens and LED flash
Battery: 2,150 mAh
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 3G, HSPA+, LTE, Blueooth, OTG, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM (hybrid)
Sensors: G, gyroscope, compass, proximity, light
Others: Cirrus logic DAC
Dimensions: 6.99 mm
Weight: 140 g
Price: Around 13K Pesos (Estimate)
Given all those traits, it appears that the X1 is poised to be one of the devices to get if you want something with good style and functionality. The estimate SRP of this handset is around 13K in PHP.
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