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Three new Alcatel smartphones launched, all below $200

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The Alcatel 3L. The Alcatel 3L. Supplied

TCL Communication has announced three new Alcatel smartphones which will be available in Australia from next week, all priced below $200.

The 3L, priced at $199, has 4Gb of RAM and 64Gb of storage, an octa-core processor and a 6.22-inch HD screen.

It has security in the shape of a face key and fingerprint sensor.

The other two devices, the 1V and the 1B, are priced at $149 and $99 respectively. The former has a 6.22-inch screen. The 1B runs the Android Go operating system which has been created for lower-spec devices.

"Australians are looking at their budgets and technology needs more than ever before, so it is only appropriate that we answer the call with our new range for 2020," said Alcatel Mobile vice-president and managing director Sam Skontos.

alcatel 1V

The Alcatel 1V.

"I believe the Alcatel 3L brings to life everything we believe in, packing some serious punch in a device I believe is the best ‘bang for buck’ smartphone on the market today.

“To be able to introduce such great options at three critical sub-$200 prices shows the impact that our manufacturing capabilities can have in ensuring Australians have access to the latest technology without breaking the bank.”

The Alcatel 1B has a quad-core processor and up to 2GB RAM. It has a 5.5-inch HD+ 18:9 display.

The three devices are available for sale at Vodafone stores from 20 May. The 3L comes with a Vodafone SIM pack valued at $40.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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