Alcatel Flash Plus Price is Php 6,490, Complete Specs, Features : Lazada Exclusive Midrange Powerhouse

Earlier this evening, I received an invitation from our friends at Lazada Philippines for an exclusive media preview (set to take place on May 12, 2015) of an Alcatel Android smartphone that they'll be offering via their online store starting next month, May 2015.

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They didn't really include the name of the smartphone in the e-invite -- but I instantly recognized the press photo they used to be that of the Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus.

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I've been hearing buzz about the imminent release of this powerhouse midrange handset in the Philippines for weeks now but this is the first time I got some sort of confirmation that it is indeed 'coming soon'.

What's so cool about this model, you ask? Well, it's basically a very affordable 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. But just how affordable is 'very affordable'? According to our reliable source, its official price tag is Php 6,990 Php 6,490. Yup, it's a powerhouse gaming phablet for less.

Looking at our complete technical specifications table for the Alcatel Flash Plus below, the device really appears to be quite a steal -- especially when you consider its totally budget-friendly price. I particularly love the fact that it has an 8 MegaPixel front cam and a large battery pack; I just hope those features perform well during actual use. 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, it would have been near perfect.

Rumor has it that Lazada will be holding a one-day flash sale on May 1, 2015 (Labor Day) and it will feature the Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus. To be honest, I'm not sure if that will push through as our friends from the company hasn't mentioned a word about it. Maybe they want to keep it a secret or maybe they've decided to do it at a later time next month; Hence, the date of our media preview. Anyway, I think it's always good to be vigilant (especially when you're buying a smartphone - with limited stocks - that many other people are eyeing). Keep checking TechPinas and Lazada for more updates about this exciting Alcatel midrange release.

Update: Lazada Philippines will be offering the Alcatel Flash Plus for Php 6,490 via a flash sale set to take place on May 15, 2015.

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 Slate, Gold
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
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
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 TBC: Php 6,990
Php 6,490