Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 Specs, Price is Php 6,190 in the Philippines, Release Date, Camera Features

French electronics company, Alcatel, has just formally launched its latest smartphone in the Philippines via a hip event held at Raven Boutique Club at The Fort in Taguig City. The local unveiling coincided with the international announcement of the device.

Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2

Contrary to what we were expecting, Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 turned out to be a midrange imaging-centric Android smartphone instead of a high-end flagship model with beastly specs. Nonetheless, the handset has several interesting features that should make it a good gadget purchase for just Php 6,190.

Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2

On the outside, Flash2 sports a 5-inch HD IPS panel with Miravision Display Technology that automatically enhances picture display quality by giving you freedom to select the desired viewing options. This brilliant screen serves as a face for the phone's rather attractive body, which is - frankly - reminiscent of Sony Ericsson Xperia handsets of old.

Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2

At its heart, Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 runs its near-vanilla Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with a 64-Bit Octa Core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A53 and Mali-T720 GPU based MediaTek MT6753 chipset that's complemented by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM that you can beef up using the microSD card expansion slot. This combo is already good for a handset donning such SRP.

Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2

But if there's anything about this phone that Alcatel is particularly proud of, it would definitely be its imaging capabilities. Heck, Flash 2 even has a dedicated camera hardware button on the side that immediately tells the user that it's made to snap shots.

At the back, the handset's 13 MegaPixel gSight camera module features an ISOCELL sensor by Samsung, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture for enhanced low-light performance, Dual RealTone LED flash, and an 80° Wide angle 5P Lens with blue glass optical filter. It also supports 4x Digital zoom and only takes 0.3 seconds to focus on a subject. According to Alcatel, the combination of these specs represents leading edge camera technology that can be used to capture the user's view of the world in crisp and brilliant images.

Crafted for users who love to take selfies, Flash2 is equipped with a 5 MegaPixel autofocus front-facing Profile Cam with Soft LED flash allowing the user to take self-portraits even in low to zero lighting conditions. Furthermore, the shooter has a larger ¼” OV5648 Sensor, 1.4μ㎡ pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, 84° wide angle, and Beauty Mode which all work together to give you attractive selfies that are instantly ready for sharing on Facebook or Instagram.

"Our dedication to mobile photography gives a complete and growing multi-feature camera to ensure that you always have the most needed creative [imaging] tools for your journey. You can test your 'mobigraphy' skills in manual settings, shoot time lapse videos and capture panorama pictures with the front camera. Sounds exciting? Stay tuned, as this is just the beginning," shared our friends from Alcatel.

Big words, eh? I wonder if this model's dual cameras are actually any good. Lookin' forward to giving 'em a test run.

Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 is available in two colors, namely, Volcanic Grey and Mica White. In the Philippines, this cool cameraphone will be out exclusively via Lazada Philippines starting on September 30, 2015.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange
Weight TBD
Available Colors Volcanic Grey, Mica White
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop
Display 5-inch 1280 x 720 HD Display
5 Point Multi-touch Capacitive Touchscreen
IPS LCD Technology
178° Viewing angle
MiraVision Image Technology
294 Pixels Per Inch
Processor 64-Bit Octa Core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A53 CPU, Mali-T720 GPU, MediaTek MT6753 chipset
Internal Storage 16 GB ROM, expandable via microSD card slot supporting up to 128GB
Camera gSight Rear Camera:
13 Megapixels
Samsung S5K3M2 ISOCELL Sensor
Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
f/2.0 aperture
4x Digital zoom
0.3 seconds to focus
80° Wide angle
5P Lens with blue glass optical filter
Manual settings
Dual RealTone LED Flash
Edit features
Panaroma Mode
Multi Angle Mode
Smile detection
Time-lapse Mode
Super fine pixel Mode
Track Mode
Live Photo Mode
PIP Mode

Profile Cam Front Camera:
5 Megapixels
Larger ¼” OV5648 Sensor
1.4μ㎡ pixel size
f/2.2 Aperture
V Gesture recognition
Beauty Mode
84° Wide Angle
Soft Light Front LED flash
Multi Angle Mode
Front panaroma Mode
Time-lapse Mode
PIP Mode
Live Photo Mode
Smile detection
Video Capture Main: FHD 1080P video recording @30fps
Time-lapse interval
Noise Reducation

HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback Video: MPEG-4, H.264, H.263, VP8, RV7-10, Xvid, WMV9
Video File Format: *.3gp, *.mp4, *.m4a, *.rm, *.rmvb, *.wmv
Image Codec: PNG, GIF (Static only), JPEG, BMP
Image File Format: *.png, *.gif (Static only), *.jpeg, *.bmp

Audio Codec: MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AAC-LC, FLAC, WMA2-9, RA
Audio File Format: *.mp3, *.mid, *.amr, *.3gp, *.mp4, *.m4a, *.wav,*.ogg, *.ra
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity 150Mbps Maximum Download, 50Mbps Upload Speed via LTE (Base on actual network status)
42Mbps Maximum Download, 11Mbps Upload Speed via HSPA+(Base on actual network status)
WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Maximum 150mbps
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors G-sensor
Proximity and Light sensor
Network FDD LTE: B1/B3/B7 TDD LTE: B40
UMTS/HSPA+: 850/900/2100MHz
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
SIM Card Type Dual microSIM
Battery Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
Uptime Talk time: Up to 25 hours on 2G
FHD Video playback: Up to 5 hours
Music playing: Up to 30 hours
Standby time: Up to 25 days (600 hours)
Value-Added Features Good imaging capabilities
Dedicated camera button
Smart wake
Alphabet Recognition
Click Clear
Face detection camera feature
Gesture capture selfie Feature
Quick shot
Burst shot up to 99 picutres
Announcement Philippines: September 22, 2015
Availability September 2015
Price Official: Php 6,190 via Lazada PH