Image: The new Alcatel 7 / Image: Alcatel

CAPE TOWN - Alcatel has launched a new budget device called the Alcatel 7 which is a tall-and-slim smartphone with a 6-inch, 2160 x 1080 resolution display and a 18:9 ratio.

According to Alcatel, the reason for the screen rations are that it  “maximises your screen space without unnecessary bulk.”

The device has a 2.5GHz MediaTek processor (an octa-core MT6763), 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 4,000mAh battery that has fast charging. 

There are dual rear-facing cameras (one, 12-megapixel; the other, 2-megapixel) and a single, 8-megapixel front-facing lens.

 There’s also a fingerprint sensor and the option of face unlock.

Other features include:

  • 6" FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Protective 2.5D Dragontrail Glass
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • 12MP + 2MP dual rear cameras with the flash + 8MP front camera with flash
  • Rear fingerprint reader
  • Octa-core processor with speeds up to 2.5 GHz
  • 32GB ROM / 2GB RAM

The Alcatel 7 is available for a retail price of $179.99 (R2536.00) and availability for South Africa has yet to be announced.