SIGNALING A NEW DIRECTION IN THE COMPANY’S MOBILE HANDSET PHILOSPHY, ALCATEL INTRODUCES RE-IMAGINED SMARTPHONE PORTFOLIO AT CES 2018

LAS VEGAS – January 9, 2018 – Demonstrating TCL’s continuing commitment to its mobile handset business, today at CES 2018 it has previewed a new smartphone philosophy and product portfolio direction for the company’s Alcatel business unit. Featuring re-imagined product designs and features that modernize Alcatel’s 2018 smartphones, it is also one of the first smartphone lineups to bring an immersive 18:9 display experience standardized across three new product series. Offering a universal design language, these new Alcatel product series will help make flagship style smartphone features accessible across the mid and entry price tiers.

“As the global smartphone market continues to evolve, we come into a new year recognizing the need to stabilize and transform our Alcatel smartphone portfolio to better serve our customers and meet the opportunities ahead,” said Christian Gatti, Global President Alcatel Business Division and Executive Vice President TCL Communication. “By modernizing our smartphone designs and being one of the first global manufacturers to offer 18:9 full view displays across the majority of our lineup, we’re able to refocus our efforts at democratizing flagship style features and making these experiences accessible to almost any consumer worldwide.”

With this portfolio evolution, Alcatel will also standardize the use of panel manufacturing across the entire product portfolio by utilizing Alcatel 18:9 full view displays. As a top-three LCD panel maker worldwide and America’s fastest growing TV brand, TCL will provide the Alcatel business unit with access to critical manufacturing efficiencies and billions of dollars in research and development, ensuring considerable cost savings and faster time to market for upcoming devices.

Alcatel’s 2018 product lineup can be categorized into three distinct series, each one representing a different pricing tier. These series maintain a flagship look and feel across the board to ensure all users will have the same sense of pride of ownership. The series are broken down into the following:

ALCATEL 5 SERIES

Representing Alcatel’s affordable premium tier of smartphones, The Alcatel 5 Series is designed to deliver the best possible features consumers want at a cost that’s much lower than comparable flagships. This will include offering features like face unlock, 18:9 full view displays and more. With the Alcatel 5 series, users will enjoy fantastic imaging, a cinema-style viewing experience and large battery for a full day’s use.

ALCATEL 3 SERIES

The Alcatel 3 Series provides users with an optimal blend of the latest trendy features and affordability, bringing dual cameras, beautiful design and 18:9 full view displays to more consumers without breaking the bank. This series will feature a variety of devices and will include products with large-screen, high-resolution displays.

ALCATEL 1 SERIES

Providing the best in affordability for the 2018 Alcatel lineup, the Alcatel 1 Series brings an amazing smartphone experience to the masses at the most affordable price point. It offers universal access to unibody hardware with stylish design and premium materials, as well as higher-end features like 18:9 full view displays and face unlocking.

Alcatel will unveil more details about the 2018 product portfolio next month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. To learn more about Alcatel, stop by TCL’s Booth at CES, #12929 in Central Hall, or visit www.alcatelmobile.com.

Alcatel’s Value Packed A50™ Smartphone + Snapbak Cover Bundle Is Coming to Virgin Mobile Starting Today

TORONTO – November 6, 2017 – Today, Alcatel is announcing that Virgin Mobile Members can now experience Alcatel’s value-packed A50 + SNAPBAK smartphone and accessory bundle. With Alcatel’s innovative SNAPBAK accessory covers, users go beyond just the smartphone itself with modular accessories that can boost the fun and function of your smartphone. Beginning today, the Alcatel A50 bundled with SNAPBAK covers will be available in-store and online at Virgin Mobile starting at $299 CAD outright or $0 CAD on a two-year term.

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The Alcatel QUICKFLIP™ is Coming to Cricket Wireless, But It’s Not Your Average Flip Phone

ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2017 – Are you budget conscious, seeking simplicity, or looking to buy your pre-teen their first mobile phone? The Alcatel QUICKFLIP™ is likely the device you’re looking for and will be available at Cricket Wireless beginning Nov. 10, 2017 for only $29.99 for new and existing customers. Just in time for the holidays?

The QUICKFLIP is perfect for talk-first, text-next customers who prefer an easy-to-use phone without all the added bells and whistles of most smartphones. It’s also a great option for consumers on a budget who depend on a mobile device to stay connected to family and friends. For parents purchasing their child’s first mobile phone, the QUICKFLIP helps your child stay connected while alleviating many safety concerns that come with most smartphones.

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The Alcatel IDOL 5, Exclusively from Cricket Wireless, Offers the Premium Features You Want at a Fraction of the Price of Today’s Big Brand Smartphones

ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2017 – Why pay $800 or more for a premium smartphone with an excellent camera and sound system, when you can enjoy premium features in a smartphone that costs less than $200? College students, budding professionals and young couples will find all the entertainment they want, with all the features they need, in the new Alcatel IDOL 5 smartphone – available exclusively at Cricket-branded stores or at cricketwireless.com beginning October 27, 2017 for $199.

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Light Up, Power Up, Or Amp Up with The New Alcatel A50™ Bundled With All Three Snapbak Covers Coming To Videotron

The Alcatel A50 smartphone offers custom light up notifications, amplified sound, and added battery life, bundled with three included interchangeable SNAPBAKTM covers that easily snap onto the back of your device.

 TORONTO – September 14, 2017 – Today Alcatel is expanding the launch of Canada’s best smartphone experience bundle with the all-new A50 bundled up with all three SNAPBAK covers, on-sale beginning Friday, September 15 at Videotron. The A50 is the newest smartphone from Alcatel, offering essential features to keep you connected, power at your fingertips with an impressive battery and AndroidTM 7.0 Nougat, plus a unique modular experience with the complete line of Alcatel SNAPBAK covers included, for a value-packed bundle that lets you personalize your phone in a variety of fun and functional ways. The Alcatel A50 officially goes on-sale in-stores and online at Videotron starting on September 7 for $19.95 CAD on a two-year term or $240 CAD outright.

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Mix, Match, And Customize the Alcatel A50™ Smartphone To Make It All Your Own – Coming August 18 To Telus And Koodo

Express yourself with the fully customizable Alcatel A50 smartphone, which comes with three swappable SNAPBAK™ covers that easily snap onto the back of your device to light up, power up, and amp up your mobile experience

TORONTO – August 16, 2017 – Today Alcatel – a top-five smartphone manufacturer in North America – is unveiling an all-new smartphone experience for TELUS and Koodo Mobile customers across Canada, with the introduction of the Alcatel A50 and SNAPBAK accessories. Offering a perfect balance of smartphone functionality powered by Android™ 7.0 Nougat, the A50 includes the complete Alcatel SNAPBAK accessory system, including the LightUp, Sound and Power SNAPBAK covers; redefining experience driven value for smartphone users. The Alcatel A50 with SNAPBAK covers will be available online and in TELUS stores across Canada starting at $0 CAD on a two-year term or $240 CAD outright, and from Koodo Mobile for $240 CAD outright or $0 CAD on a Tab™ Small plan beginning August 18.

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Three New Feature-Packed Alcatel Smartphones Available for Pre-Order Beginning Today on Amazon; On-Sale Starting July 10

IRVINE, Calif. – June 27, 2017 – Alcatel – a top-five smartphone manufacturer in North America – today announced that the IDOL 5S, A50, and A30 PLUS are now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Offering a variety of feature-packed experiences, all three of these new Alcatel smartphones offer the familiarity and convenience of Android Nougat and outstanding affordability; on-sale starting July 10 starting at under $280. Amazon Prime customers will also have an opportunity to purchase these new Alcatel smartphones through the Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones program. Continue reading “Three New Feature-Packed Alcatel Smartphones Available for Pre-Order Beginning Today on Amazon; On-Sale Starting July 10”

Discover More of The Entertainment You Love With the Alcatel A30™ Tablet 8”; Available Beginning May 12 At T-Mobile


IRVINE, Calif.
– May 11, 2017 – Making the entertainment and content you love accessible, whether you’re at home or on-the-go, just got easier with the all-new Alcatel A30 TABLET 8”. Available online and at participating T-Mobile stores nationwide starting tomorrow, May 12, for $125 (SRP), the A30 TABLET features 4G LTE connectivity and a vibrant 8-inch display, perfect for surfing the web, gaming and so much more. To top it off, this new tablet from Alcatel comes loaded with the exclusive CloserTV™ app that turns your A30 TABLET into a personal remote, thanks to a built-in infrared blaster. Continue reading “Discover More of The Entertainment You Love With the Alcatel A30™ Tablet 8”; Available Beginning May 12 At T-Mobile”