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.
“Amazon has become an important channel for unlocked smartphones in the U.S., giving consumers access to feature rich, accessibly priced technology like the Alcatel A30 released earlier this year,” said Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication, North America. “Today is an important moment as we expand our portfolio with Amazon, introducing three new smartphones – IDOL 5S, A50, and A30 PLUS – each offering unique experiences and value for unlocked smartphones users in the U.S. to enjoy.”
IDOL 5S – MORE OF THE ENTERTAINMENT YOU WANT AND ALL THE FEATURES YOU NEED
The newest generation in the award-winning IDOL smartphone line from Alcatel, the all-new IDOL 5S (SRP $279.99), continues the IDOL’s legacy of timeless design and a feature-rich mobile experiences. This unlocked version of the IDOL 5S is exclusive to the U.S., offering impressive hardware design, a brilliant large pixel rear camera, immersive viewing and listening experiences, and efficient multitasking that have become the heritage of the IDOL smartphone lineup. Like its predecessors, the IDOL 5S is designed to deliver the latest technologies offering VR ready content, the incredibly capable Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor, Android™ 7.1 Nougat and more. The IDOL 5S is optimized to support GSM carrier networks, including AT&T and T-Mobile, and will also offer CDMA compatibility with Sprint and Verizon networks, which will come in a software update available later this summer.
IDOL 5S KEY FEATURES
- Stunning 5.2-inch (1920×1080) Full-HD display for easy viewing, even in direct sunlight thanks to better viewing angles and color production with the TFT-IPS display panel
- Dual 3.6-watt front facing speakers with stereo sound for high quality audio so you can listen in from anywhere
- Android 7.1 Nougat with Google Assistant and Split Screen functionality for maximum productivity
- All-day 2620mAh battery for up to 16 hours of talk time
- Effortlessly multi-task, have faster boot times and app launches, plus optimized battery life with the Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with integrated X9 LTE modem
- Superb photos and videos with the 12MP large pixel rear camera with dual-tone flash and 8MP front camera with flash; Shooting modes include: micro-video, 360-degree, panorama, and cinemagraph
- 3GB RAM + 32GB storage (with expandable microSD™ support up to 512GB)
A50 – STYLIZE YOUR SMARTPHONE FOR A FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE EXPERIENCE
The A50 (SRP $149.99) offers a modular experience so you can customize your smartphone how you want it. Unlocked and optimized for GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile, the A50 can be purchased by itself or as a discounted bundle with the LightUp SNAPBAK which transforms your phone into an interactive LED light show with visual notifications of incoming calls, messages, e-mails, custom patterns and more. It also includes the new Color Catcher application, which uses an image you’ve saved or the camera to focus in on color elements to create your own color-coordinated phone theme, complete with matching home screen and icons.
Boost the fun of your device with the Sound SNAPBAK turning your A50 into a portable speaker with two booming 2.5 watt stereo sound speakers with a built-in kickstand amplifying your auditory experience whether you’re listening to music or watching a movie. Maximize the function of your A50 with the Power SNAPBAK that easily snaps onto the back of your A50 and doubles your battery life adding an astounding 22 hours of talk time, 80 hours of music playback time, and 10 hours of video playback time with a slim profile of less than a quarter of an inch thick. Both covers can be purchased separately online at Amazon.
A50 KEY FEATURES
- Brilliant 5.2-inch (1280x720p) HD display with a metal back and engraved power key for ease-of-use and extra grip
- Immersive front-facing speaker for clear audio when listening to your favorite music or shows
- Long-lasting 2,800mAh for up to 13 hours of talk time
- Android 7.0 Nougat with Google Assistant so you can manage tasks, plan your day, get answers, and more with your own personal Google experience
- Efficient Quad-Core processor provides smooth and seamless multi-tasking
- Color Catcher – Detects colors from your surroundings to create your own colorful phone theme, complete with matching home screen and icons
- Add fun or function to your A50 with easy-to-attach SNAPBAK covers (LightUp SNAPBAK, Sound SNAPBAK, Power SNAPBAK)
- 2GB RAM + 16GB storage (with option to add up to 128 GB of microSDTM expandable storage)
- Impressive 13MP rear camera with dual-tone flash and f/2.0 aperture, plus 5MP front camera with LED flash for high quality photo and video
- Create ready to share photos with enhanced photo features with color filters, 360-degree photo, panorama selfie, cinemograph, light trace and face beauty
A30 PLUS – ALL THE ESSENTIALS YOU NEED TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AND FUN
The A30 PLUS (SRP $129.99) offers impressive smartphone features in a premium looking design with ample screen size. Enjoy watching your favorite TV shows and movies on the spacious display and clear audio even in busy environments. The large battery keeps you powered on longer so you can get more done on a full charge whether you’re responding to emails or catching up on social media, the A30 PLUS keeps up with you and your lifestyle. The A30 PLUS has been optimized and unlocked to support the AT&T and T-Mobile GSM networks, and will be compatible with the Verizon CDMA network coming in a software update later this summer.
A30 PLUS KEY FEATURES
- Spacious 5.5-inch HD display with Wide Viewing Angle perfect for viewing entertainment on-the-go
- Loud front-facing speaker for clear audio even in busy settings
- Powerful 3000mAh battery for up to 12 hours of talk time
- Impressive Quad-Core Processor that maximizes productivity with faster response times
- Superior 13MP rear camera with Image Stabilization for sharper photos and less blur; 5MP wide angle front camera with LED flash including photo enhancement filters and creative camera modes for fun and ready-to-share selfies
- Android 7.0 Nougat with Google Now and Split Screen functionality for efficiently getting through your tasks
- 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage (with up to 32GB of additional microSDTM storage)
- Input commands quickly with built-in gesture controls includes turning your phone over to mute calls and double tapping on screen to turn on and off
For more information and full product specifications on the IDOL 5S, A50 and A30 PLUS, please visit Alcatel’s website.
TCL Communication designs, develops and markets a diversified range of mobile devices in more than 160 countries under the Alcatel brand. Currently a top-five smartphone manufacturer in North America, Alcatel branded devices from TCL Communication deliver innovative, feature-rich experiences that make access to today’s mobile technology simple; offering a diverse portfolio of value-packed products equipped with the technology people want most.
TCL Communication is a wholly owned company of TCL Corporation, one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. Alcatel is a trademark of Alcatel-Lucent used under license by TCL Communication. For more information on Alcatel mobile devices, please visit Alcatel’s website.
Jason Gerdon or Grace Lim