CES 2017: TCL announces Alcatel A3 XL and MOVEBAND

Alcatel A3 XL_2

TCL Communication, the parent company of manufacturer Alcatel, has announced a new smartphone and fitness band.

The Alcatel A3 XL smartphone is powered by a 1.1GHz quad core processor and has a six inch touchscreen with eight megapixel rear and five megapixel front cameras, HD video playback, 3mAh battery, finger print scanner, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded by 32GB with a microSD card.

TCL senior vice president of smart connectivity division Vittorio Di Mauro said: “Our mission is to make smartphones more affordable, accessible and fun for people everywhere. We’ve done that with the Alcatel A3 XL – it’s a great option for anyone seeking a full suite of features without blowing a hole in their budget.”

The MOVIEBAND smartband has a battery that can last for 30 days on standby mode after one full charge, which itself takes less than two hours. The gesture control function enables users to run applications, such as to play music or use a camera, simply by turning the wrist.

It is compatible with Android 4.0 and iOS 7, offers notifications to calls and messages, while it is also IP67 certified and offers step tracking and sleep monitoring.

Both will be available in Europe during the second quarter. Availability and pricing in the UK is yet to be confirmed.