Alcatel has launched a new contender in the budget phone segment – The U5 HD. This is an improved version of the U5 that was launched in February at MWC held in Barcelona. The USP of this phone would be that it is expected to be one of the rare budget phones with Android Nougat out-of-the-box.
The U5 HD is fairly decent in terms of specifications and is a step up from its predecessor, the U5. The newly launched U5 HD is powered by a quad core MediaTek MT6737 processor clocking at 1.1GHz. The smartphone is also backed up with 1GB of RAM which is below par considering budget phones that have recently been launched feature at least 2GB of RAM. Multitasking might not be as much of an ease for this phones as it would for other phones such as the Redmi 4.
In terms of display, the U5 HD features a 5.5-inch display featuring an HD display deploying IPS LCD technology. This display reproduces a resolution of 720 x 1080p which is decent for a budget phone. On the memory front, the offering from Alcatel packs 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD card support up to 128GB. The device also features a 2200mAh battery that the company claims to offer up to 4 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time.
For the camera enthusiasts, the latest Alcatel smartphone sports an 8-megapixel sensor with LED flash at the rear coupled with a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The front camera is also coupled with an LED flash unit of its own to capture clear images even in low-light conditions. The U5 HD is expected to launch under Rs. 10,000 in India.
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