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Affordable yet premium Alcatel 5V now available in Malaysia

The Alcatel 5V flagship phone was launched offering an entirely reimagined smartphone portfolio delivering high-end features including a stunning edge-to-edge screen at an affordable price.

It features premium design aesthetics, an optimised FullView 19:9 display and an enhanced camera that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to empower users to produce superior photographs.

According to a press release I receive, a wide range of functionality is also provided through the fully integrated Google Lens, giving users convenient searches, increased efficiency and more interactivity.

Here’s some highlights of the new Alcatel 5V.

Fully Immersive Experience with Optimised FullView Display

Alcatel 5V’s breakthrough viewing experience is possible through the Alcatel FullView 19:9 display, which leverages TCL’s award-winning display technology and manufacturing capabilities. Alcatel is the first brand to deliver long-aspect 18:9 displays across each product series in its portfolio. Alcatel 5V maximizes this experience with an infinite FullView 19:9 display.

Providing an expansive 6.2-inch screen in a 5.5-inch form factor, Alcatel 5V features an ultra-compact bezel-less design offering more screen space in a slimmer profile, with a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent . This makes the Alcatel 5V easier to hold and more pocket-friendly than comparable devices with the same display size, ensuring a more comfortable user experience for posting on social media, enjoying cinematic viewing experiences or multitasking with its split-screen capability.

Premium Bezel-Less Design and Sleek Style

The new Alcatel lineup is the first to use the brand’s SIMGANIC design philosophy for simple, organic design. Exemplified by Alcatel 5V, SIMGANIC aims to deliver iconic style with thoughtful details to create human-centric products.

Visually striking, Alcatel 5V has a sleek style that’s beautiful to look at and comfortable to hold. Offering a stunning notched bezel-less design that allows a premium edge-to-edge screen, it features 2.5D Dragontrail™ glass and a curved unibody. Its high-shine seamless casing gleams thanks to its Optical Vacuum Plating (OPVM) coating.

Professional Photography and AI Enhancements

To provide users with the best photography experience, Alcatel 5V is equipped with a dual rear camera with advanced depth of field. This empowers users to take incredible shots with its 12 MP main camera and secondary 2MP camera. Users can take photos with beautiful real-time bokeh that blurs the background to emphasise the photo subject as well as refocus the shots after taking them. Photos taken with Alcatel 5V will always be rich in colour and detail even in low light, thanks to its large 1.25 micrometre pixels and night mode. Providing all-around photo coverage, Alcatel 5V also offers an 8MP front-facing camera perfect for selfies.

Alcatel 5V employs artificial intelligence (AI) to help users produce high-grade photographs. Using AI algorithms, the smartphone detects 11 different scenes and subjects, automatically providing the optimum camera settings for the best shot (including contrast, saturation, brightness, sharpness and resolution).

Smart Interactions with Google Lens

Google Lens is fully integrated into Alcatel 5V’s camera interface, making it easily accessible for users through both the camera and Google Assistant. Google Lens lets users easily search what they see, get things done faster and interact with the world around them. Users can find products online, copy and paste text, learn more about landmarks, add events to their calendar, look up movie posters, identify popular plants and animals and more.

Biometric Security

Alcatel 5V also features Face Key, a biometric security technology that uses facial recognition to identify its owner and unlock the smartphone. Its 106 high-precision facial key points and 30-degree detection radius provide both strong security and rapid access with a 0.5 second unlock time.

A fingerprint sensor also provides additional security for Alcatel 5V. With a tap of the finger, users can unlock the device, secure sensitive information, launch selected apps and take selfies.

Pricing and Availability

The Alcatel 5V (32GB internal storage + 3GB RAM) is sold at RM898 in Spectrum Black and Spectrum Blue.