Alcatel makes its debut in Nepal, launching a range of smartphones and feature phones. The smartphone category includes four new models — Alcatel 1, Alcatel 1S, Alcatel 3X, Alcatel 3 (3+32GB), and Alcatel 3 (4+64GB). Similarly, the feature phones are Alcatel 2053D, Alcatel 2003D, Alcatel 1066D. Alcatel is offering a 1-year warranty on each of its devices while the 6-month warranty on its accessories.
SHTC International Pvt. Ltd. that has been a leading distributor for the import and distribution of ICT products and electronics in Nepal is the authorized distributor for Alcatel.
Mr. Amit Agrawal, who is the Managing Director of SHTC said on the launch, “We are very optimistic about the new launches in the burgeoning domestic mobile market. We are certain that Alcatel smartphones, known for their superior user experience, contemporary designs will be well accepted with the customers because of their great quality and excellent services.”
Furthermore, he said that all the Alcatel smartphones carry powerful batteries, high-pixel cameras, and excellent quality. Currently, Alcatel, TCL Communication operates its sales in more than 160 countries of the world.
On the launch, the Regional Director for TCT Communication Technology Holding Limited for India Region, Mr. Bharadwaj Pudippedi stated, “Nepal is our priority destination and we are planning to cater to the emerging market with a wide range of latest smartphones and feature phones.” Regarding the prices, Pudippedi added, “All our products are competitively priced to ensure that the best quality and the latest global technology is made available at affordable prices.”
Now, let’s take a brief overlook over each of the devices launched in Nepal by Alcatel in both the smartphones and feature phones segment.
Alcatel 1 carries a full view 18:9 display, a premium aesthetic, and photo-editing tools, and is available in much affordable price of Rs. 8,249 in Nepal. The build is subtly luminous and holds brushed metallic finish looks that seems pretty impressive.
Alcatel 1 Specs Highlight
- Display: 5-inch IPS LCD display
- Resolution: 480 x 960 pixels; qHD
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6739
- CPU: Quad-Core 4 x A53 1.28GHz
- GPU: PowerVR GE8100
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo; Android GO
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB storage; expandable via microSD card up to 32GB
- Primary Camera: 5MP, LED flash
- Secondary Camera: 2MP
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2,000mAh removable battery
Priced at Rs. 14,799 in Nepal, the Alcatel 1S has pretty nice features on offer. It has a 5.5-inch full view display with 81% screen-to-body ratio. Similarly, it carries a 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM for storage. Alcatel 1S is powered by an octa-core processor and runs on Android 9 Pie.
As for the camera, the phone offers a dual-camera set-up on the rear side: 16MP + 2MP aided with a large aperture that lets more light into the sensor. Yet another good addition seems to be the Google Lens in Alcatel 1S that lets you see and interact with the world around you.
Again, the device comes with a translucent soft case for better protection and grip. Finally, you are also getting the smart lock features that include a fingerprint sensor as well as face unlock.
Alcatel 1S Specs Highlight
- Display: 5.5-inch IPS LCD display
- Resolution: 1440 x 720 pixels; 18:9 aspect ratio (294 ppi)
- Chipset: Unisoc SC9863A
- CPU: Octa-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A55
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie
- Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB storage; expandable up to 128GB
- Primary Camera: 13MP (f/2.0) + 2MP depth sensor, LED flash
- Secondary Camera: 5MP, f/2.2
- Battery: Non-removable 3,060mAh battery
The Alcatel 3X features a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. As for the memory in the device, there’s a 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM availability.
The device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. The phone carries a price tag of Rs. 14,799 in Nepal.
Alcatel 3X Specs Highlight
- Display: 5.7-inch IPS LCD display
- Resolution: 1440 x 720 pixels; HD+
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6739
- CPU: Quad-Core 4 x Cortex-A53 1.28GHz
- GPU: PowerVR GE8100
- OS: Android 7.1 Nougat
- Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB storage; expandable via microSD card up to 128GB
- Primary Camera: 16MP (f/2.0) + 8MP (f/2.2), EIS, Dual-tone LED flash
- Secondary Camera: 8MP, f/2.4; LED flash
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3,000mAh removable battery
Alcatel 3 (3GB RAM + 64GB ROM)
Alcatel 3 comprises a 5.9-inch HD+ 19.5:9 Super Full View display with a tiny notch. The build consists of a silky smooth 2.5D glass, a metallic frame, and a gleaming dual-tone gradient shine casing, in shades of blue-purple and black-blue gradient.
As for the memory, you get a 3GB RAM + 32GB onboard storage. On the camera side, there’s a 16MP+ 5MP dual camera set-up on the rear side of the phone. And you’ll be able to create the animated version of yourself and use the AR feature with the facial recognition technology, used in Alcatel 3.
The phone runs on Android 9 Pie OS that is said to specially designed for all AI-driven tasks, and few of the interesting features include an adaptive battery, adaptive brightness that aids AI power for a truly initiative experience. It uses a 3,500mAh battery.
Alcatel 3 is priced at Rs. 18,590 in Nepal.
Alcatel 3 Specs Highlight
- Display: 5.9-inch HD+ IPS LCD screen; 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Resolution: 1560 x 720 pixels (~289 PPI pixel density)
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
- CPU: 2 x 2GHz Cortex-A53 and 6 x 1.45GHz Cortex A53
- GPU: Adreno 505
- OS: Android 9 Pie
- Memory: 3GB or 4GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB storage; expandable via microSD card up to 128GB
- Primary Camera: Dual-Camera: 16MP (f/2.0) + 5MP depth sensor, LED flash
- Secondary Camera: 13MP front camera, Selfie Toning Flash
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3,500mAh battery
Alcatel 3 (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM)
This is a 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM variant of Alcatel 3 smartphone. Apart from the memory availability, both the Alcatel 3 variants carry similar specifications. The only difference being the price as you’ll have to pay Rs. 21,490 in Nepal.
Alcatel 3 is available on Daraz Online Shopping.
Alcatel 1066D is available for Rs. 1,910 only in Nepal. The phone carries a 1.8-inch TFT screen with 65K color display that reproduces dynamic colors on the screen. It weighs 63 grams and is easy to hold and carry on hands.
Regarding color, Alcatel 1066D is available in Volcano Black and Warm White colors. Similarly, for a premium look, it’s given a sleek resin finish.
As for the battery, there’s a 750mAh battery to handle all your phone usage.
Alcatel has given its Alcatel 2003D feature phone with a tag – Compact Size Big Style. The phone comes with a classy metallic finish and looks good in your hands.
It carries a VGA camera with a flash on the back that is able to record videos and play it back @25fps. Similarly, it sports a 10.3mm super-slim body with an enhanced grip that looks compact and classy too.
Alcatel 2003D comes with a 970mAh battery that offers 7 hours of talk time and 206 hours of standby time. It’s priced at Rs. 2,475 in Nepal.
Alcatel 2053D comes with a class clamshell foldable design and accommodates a large keypad, making it easy for you to type messages as well as dial numbers.
The phone carries a 1.3MP rear camera with an integrated flash. The 970mAh battery on the phone ensures 9 hours of talk time and 206 hours of standby time. Similarly, with up to 32GB memory expansion option via microSD card, you’ll have reasonable space to store your music, photos, and videos too.
Alcatel 2053D is priced at Rs. 3,599 in Nepal.