Alcatel Flash Plus Philippines Release Date is May 15, 2015 : Exclusively Available at Lazada for Php 6,490

Great news for all of you guys who've been tirelessly messaging me on Facebook and Twitter regarding the local availability of Alcatel Flash Plus. Yesterday, Lazada Philippines finally confirmed that the much-awaited handset will be out for purchase at their online store starting on May 15, 2015 - that's this coming Friday - for only Php 6,490.

Alcatel Flash Plus

Lazada will be holding a flash sale for this smartphone at 12 noon on that day and don't expect it to stay on for too long because the demand this release in the Philippines is rather big. So if you're planning to make an online purchase on the 15th, I'd advise that you be very vigilant and just stay in front of your computer or smartphone as soon as the clock hits 12 o'clock.

Alcatel Flash Plus

What's so special about this model? Why are many Pinoy consumers excited about it? Well, it's by an international brand and it gives you great specs for less. And it doesn't hurt that it looks quite cute too.

Alcatel Flash Plus

As I've shared in my previous Alcatel Flash Plus entry, this model is basically a 5.5 inch HD phablet with a 64-bit Octa Core MediaTek MT6752M chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM, 13 MegaPixel camera with Sony sensor, 8 MegaPixel front cam, Dual SIM Dual LTE support, and a 3,500 mAh battery pack.

Alcatel Flash Plus

After studying the technical specifications table for the Alcatel Flash Plus below, I believe it will be hard for anyone not to call this release a steal -- especially when you consider its budget-friendly price. Personally, love the fact that it has an 8 MegaPixel front cam (as I love to take selfies) and a large battery pack; Again, here's to hoping those features perform well during actual use.

Alcatel Flash Plus
All photos in the entry are courtesy of Lazada Philippines

Of course, LTE support on both SIM slots makes the deal a whole lot sweeter. If only the Flash Plus had a Full HD display underneath its scratch-resistant Dragontrail Glass touchscreen, it would have been near perfect; I think that's just about the only thing about this device that will instantly tell you that it's not a high-end model.

Alcatel Flash Plus

Let me know your thoughts about Alcatel Flash Plus, TP Friends. Are you planning to buy this smartphone on May 15? What's the thing that you love most about this release?

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions152.1 x 76.2 x 8.1 mm
Weight 150 grams
Available Colors Lazada: Slate
Operating System Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Alcatel One Touch UI (with upcoming Lollipop Update)
Display 5.5 inches (~72.0% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density), IPS, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Dragontrail Glass
Processor 64-bit Octa Core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A53 CPU, Mali T760 MP2 GPU, MediaTek MT6752M chipset
RAM 2 GB RAM
Internal Storage 16 GB, expandable via microSD card slot up to 32GB
Camera Main: 13 MegaPixels, 4208 x 3120 pixels, f 2.0, Sony IMX214 sensor, 1/3.06-inch CMOS sensor, LED flash
Front: 8 MegaPixels, f 2.0
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera, HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+; LTE
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope
Network FDD-LTE / WCDMA / GSM
SIM Card Type Dual microSIM, Dual LTE
Battery Non-removable 3,500 mAh battery
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features 64-Bit Octa Core Processor, Dual LTE, Good Imaging Capabilities, Large Display
Announcement Philippines: April 2015
Availability Philippines: May 15, 2015 (Lazada Exclusive)
Price Official SRP: Php 6,490

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