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.

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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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”

ALCATEL’S IDOL 4S WITH WINDOWS 10 NOW AVAILABLE UNLOCKED AT MICROSOFT STORE

Alcatel’s Windows 10 smartphone offers a mobile experience unlike any other Windows 10 Mobile device before it, including support for Continuum and in-box VR

IRVINE, Calif. – January 17, 2017 – Alcatel – the number four mobile phone manufacturer in North America – today announced availability of the company’s flagship IDOL 4S with Windows 10 unlocked from the Microsoft Store. Available at select Microsoft Stores in the U.S. and Canada and MicrosoftStore.com – including the flagship Microsoft Store in New York – the IDOL 4S offers full unlocked GSM compatibility throughout North America. Continue reading “ALCATEL’S IDOL 4S WITH WINDOWS 10 NOW AVAILABLE UNLOCKED AT MICROSOFT STORE”

Alcatel Launches A3 XL 6-Inch Phablet Offering Speed, Security and Style

  • First of a new premium range of affordable mobile devices
  • Fingerprint recognition gives exceptional functionality and security
  • 6-inch IPS HD display for a rich entertainment experience
  • Super-fast LTE Cat 4 connectivity offers a smooth experience at speed

LAS VEGAS – January 5, 2017 – Alcatel today announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the launch of the Alcatel A3 XL phablet, a cross between phone and tablet, which comes with a stylish 6-inch screen for a better viewing experience, fingerprint recognition feature and super-fast LTE Category 4 connectivity. Continue reading “Alcatel Launches A3 XL 6-Inch Phablet Offering Speed, Security and Style”

Alcatel and CBS Interactive to Launch Star Trek VR Experience at CES

IRVINE, Calif. – January 4, 2017 – Alcatel, the fourth-largest mobile phone manufacturer in North America and a brand under TCL Communication (TCT), in partnership with CBS Interactive, is debuting a VR experience during CES 2017 that will give fans a look back at major ships from the Star Trek franchise. This VR content will be available at CES and as a 360 video on CBS’ YouTube channel. The immersive VR experience is part of Alcatel’s partnership with CBS All Access as an official digital presenting sponsor for its upcoming original series, Star Trek: Discovery. The CBS All Access subscription service also offers every episode of all previous Star Trek television series on demand. Continue reading “Alcatel and CBS Interactive to Launch Star Trek VR Experience at CES”