Many smartphone OEMs are leaning towards dual-lens camera setups on their devices, be it budget phones like the Huawei Honor 6X and the incoming Infinix S2 Pro, the midrange Huawei Honor 8 or the high-end iPhone 7 Plus, Huawei Mate 9/P10 and so on.
Even though there are lots of smartphones out there with a dual-lens setup, you’ll only find most having this feature on the main camera. However, there are others like the Oppo F3 Plus and Vivo V5 Plus that have dual-lens selfie cameras and single lenses on the main camera, something that has made these type of smartphones hotcakes in the market.
As if to take advantage of the wave, Alcatel has something even better – a phone that boasts dual-lens cameras on both the front and back panels. Dubbed Alcatel Flash, this Android phone is actually the first of its kind. The back has two 13MP lenses with a Sony IMX258 sensor while the front has a combination of 8MP+5MP. The company put LED flashes on both sides to ensure that photos are still of great quality even when in low-light.
Even though the cameras are the major highlight of the Alcatel Flash smartphone, the specs under the hood aren’t bad either. There’s the impressive MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core processor that has appeared in quite a number of highly-rated midrange phones such as Infinix Zero 4 and Tecno Phantom 6. It is then paired with a RAM of 3GB alongside a storage of 32GB, which can be expanded using a microSD card slot.
In terms of display, the Alcatel Flash gets a roomy 5.5-inch LCD screen that comes with a Full HD resolution and has Asahi’s Dragontrail Glass to thank for protection from scratches and cracks from accidental falls. For the software, you get a disappointing Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, you get a great 3100mAh battery unit as well as support for 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as well as the latest USB Type-C.
The Alcatel Flash measures 152.5 mm tall and 9.8mm thick and it’s not heavy at just 136g. The company has not confirmed the pricing and availability details of the phone, but we should get hold of the same sooner than later. We’ll let you know when we do, including availability in the Kenyan market.