Alcatel’s Low-End 3V Arrives in the US for $149

Alcatel took the wraps off its new lineup of budget smartphones back at CES 2018, and today the company announced it’s bringing the 3V to the US for the low price of $149. Considering the specs, this is a pretty low price to be charging.

For starters, the body of the 3V is made entirely of 2.5D curved glass. This obviously gives the phone a premium finish considering we usually only see this on phones that cost four times what this device is priced at. On the front sits a 6-inch 1080p 18:9 display with slimmer bezels than what we’re used to seeing from Alcatel.


Under the hood sits a MediaTek MT8735A processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 3,000mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo. Around back, there are dual cameras weighing in at 12MP for the main shooter and 5MP for the secondary, while a 5MP selfie camera sits up front. You’ll also find a fingerprint sensor on the rear, while the device can also be unlocked using your face.

Additionally, there’s a microSD card slot for expandable storage, a microUSB port for charging (as if we live in 2012 or something), and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Those interested in picking up the Alcatel 3V can do so at Amazon next week. Best Buy and Walmart will also carry the phone later on. It’ll work on both AT&T and T-Mobile, but not Verizon.