Alcatel launches its A7 and A7XL smartphones

Sep 6, 2017
Alcatel launches its A7 and A7XL smartphones

At IFA 2017, Alcatel launched its A7 smartphone and slightly larger A7 XL with dual-cameras.

The A7 XL uses a 6-inch, Full HD display and 2.5D arc glass to deliver a sleek, curved edge for better grip and in-hand feel. Despite its larger size, it’s slim and light at just 8.65mm and 175 grams.

It has a powerful octa-core MediaTek MT6750 inside, with 3GB of memory, 32GB storage and microSD upgradability. The huge 4,000mAh battery will easily provide a day+ battery life, and includes fast-charging technology that can reach 50% in just 40 mins.

Its 12+2MP autofocus dual-camera delivers great image quality and detail in vivid color, with software including real-time DoF, refocus and background substitution techniques. The front-facing 5MP camera has a soft flash to capture beautiful images with great natural lighting.

On the back it also offers a fingerprint sensor that can be assigned to up to five shortcuts for different functions, including a private mode where users can protect photos and applications.

The A7 XL also comes with Google Assistant; the voice-activated, AI-powered virtual assistant that finds information and can perform personalized services, such as making a restaurant reservation or sending messages via voice commands only.

Meanwhile, the similarly stylish A7 has a slightly smaller 5.5-inch, 'super-bright' Full HD display. Also powered by the MT6750, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and microSD upgradability, it has faster Cat-6 connectivity. A single 16MP camera is at the back, with a 8MP front facing camera for selfies and video calls.

The A7 is due in Q3, while the A7 XL will follow in Q4.

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