Alcatel unveils its 'Flash' smartphone with dual front and rear cameras

This is the first phone of its kind that features dual cameras on both ends.

The company have packed two dual-lens cameras onto the 5.5-inch Flash, one on each side.

On the back, the Alcatel Flash comes with two 13MP cameras.

Alcatel has claimed a new first with a smartphone that features dual-lens cameras on both the front and the back. The rear of the device sports 13MP rear cameras with one of them utilized for monochromatic images and the other for colored images.

The USP of the new Alcatel Flash is its dual camera setup on the back which is comprised of two 13 megapixel Sony IMX258 sensors, with f/2.0 aperture and dual tone LED flash.

Although the new Alcatel Flash already seems like a pretty impressive piece of hardware, its software is probably its biggest disappointment.

Even more surprising is the fact that the device, named Alcatel Flash (not to be confused with the Alcatel OneTouch Flash or the Alcatel Flash 2), is only available in a few Middle East countries, and we can find no press release officially announcing its existence.

Powering, the smartphone is a Mediatek Helio X20 deca-core processor with a peak clock speed at 2GHz. In an effort to make it a camera-enthusiasts' phone, users can store RAW images as well as the ability to adjust the focus after the photo has been taken. The fingerprint scanner is at the back. Alcatel has chose to change things up with the announcement of its latest handset called Flash. The device features a 3,100mAh battery and hosts 32GB of internal storage as well. It is a dual-SIM enabled smartphone, and connectivity suite on the device includes Wi-Fi/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi direct, Wi-Fi display, FM radio, USB OTG, and USB Type-C.

  • Arturo Norris