Alcatel 3V launching in the U.S. for $150 with 2K screen and face unlock

Formally unveiled at MWC this past February, Alcatel's announced that it's bringing the Alcatel 3V to the United States next week.

The 3V is very much so a budget phone with a price tag of just $150, but you're getting a lot of phone for the money.

Right on the front is a large 6-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio touting a TCL-made 2K (2160 x 1080) display. Surrounding that screen is a glossy plastic body with Alcatel's SIMGANIC design language that apparently "offers a balance of organic and simplicity from a human centric perspective."

Flip the 3V over and you'll find two cameras — including a primary 12MP sensor and a secondary 2MP one that allows for bokeh portrait shots and enables you to refocus photos after you've taken them. Also included is a 5MP selfie camera that comes with its own flash.

Rounding out the 3V is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face Key facial unlock system, MediaTek MT8735A 1.45GHz quad-core processor, 3,000 mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo.

You'll be able to purchase the Alcatel 3V at Amazon next week, and following that, the phone will make its way to Best Buy and Walmart online and in-store "in the coming weeks."

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • What about RAM?
  • RAM is the important factor that's missing. If it's less than 3GB it's DOA.
  • Actually this isn't true, 2GB RAM is perfectly adequate even in 2018.
  • Cricket wireless often leaves off giving the ram. Makes me feel like they are hiding something. I wont buy one unless I know. I definitely agree that 3 gigs should be the minimum standard.
  • I thought this confusion was over with...Stop calling these phones 2k without also calling 1920*1080 displays by the same name. If 3840=4k then 1920 MOST DEFINITELY equals 2k. Use some logic.
  • Sorry fellas 2 gigs of RAM it's 2018. Need I say more
  • Not bad, but this Alcatel 3V is not quite as good as my Alcatel A7 and it's reflected in the $150 price point. With no NFC and only 2GB RAM.