Alcatel unveils smartphone with four cameras
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Alcatel today unveiled their new Flash smartphone (not to be confused with the Alcatel Flash from 2014), a phone that sports a total of four cameras. We’ve recently seen phones with a dual-camera setup on the back or a dual-camera setup on the front, but Alcatel may give us the best of both worlds by incorporating both.
On the rear are two 13 MP f/2.0 cameras, one for black and white image data and one for RGB data. Some other phones have a similar setup, notably the Huawei Mate 9 and P9. Interestingly, the RGB camera on the Alcatel flash uses a Sony IMX258 sensor, which is the same sensor found in the LG G6. This camera is also able to record video in 4K.
For selfies, the Alcatel flash offers 8 MP and 5 MP front-facing cameras, both with an f/2.0 aperture. These cameras will most likely offer different focal lengths for different styles of shots, similar to the LG V10’s dual front-facing cameras. However, the Flash could have a mode similar to the Bokeh effect found in phones like the Vivo V5Plus.
In addition to the cameras, the Alcatel Flash (2017) has a 5.5-inch FHD IPS display, a Mediatek Helio X20 deca-core SoC, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage. The phone supports two SIMs and is powered by a 3,100 mAh battery. While pricing and availability haven’t been posted yet, expect this phone to fall into the mid-range segment like most of Alcatel’s other offerings.