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MWC 2017 | Alcatel unveils A5 LED smartphone

Alcatel A5 LED interactive LED-covered Android smartphone
Alcatel A5 LED
Advertised as "the world’s first interactive LED-covered smartphone," this handset is powered by an octa-core processor and has a 5.2-inch HD display, as well as 4G LTE connectivity.

Those who considered Alcatel a boring brand in terms of smartphone design will change their minds once they see the new A5 LED. Alcatel advertises this handset as "the world’s first interactive LED-covered smartphone" and everything about it seems to spin around this unique design.

The specs of the Alcatel A5 LED are not impressive, but good enough for the target audience - an octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, a 5.2-inch HD display, and 5 MP/13 MP front/back cameras. A microSD slot is also present, and the battery capacity is 2,800 mAh. Sadly, this handset only runs Android Marshmallow.

The LED lights allow creating custom LED cover patterns and themes, also showing notifications for calls, messages, alarms, and social media alerts. This handset's LED lights can also offer light shows that move depending on the music played, switching with a simple shake. 

According to Alcatel's Portfolio Management Director, William Dowie, this new handset is "ideal for people who value having fun and letting their personality shine." Pricing and availability information is not out yet, but we will get back to this handset as soon as we find out anything new.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02-27 (Update: 2017-02-27)