Alcatel Flash Plus 2 goes official, to cost $160 in Asia

Alcatel (owned by TLC) has been very consistent with the Flash brand. The first Alcatel Flash went official back in September 2014 while the Flash 2 was announced a year later in September 2015. The Flash Plus model, an expansion of the original Flash, was introduced in May 2015 and this May we are getting its refresh with the Alcatel Flash Plus 2.

Enough with the history lesson, though. The Alcatel Flash Plus 2 is an all-metal smartphone, which is great news for a mid-ranger. It features a 5.5″ 1080p display and runs on the Helio P10 chipset with an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor (4x 1.8GHz + 4x 1.0GHz) and Mali-T860MP2 GPU. You can get the Flash Plus 2 with 16GB storage and 2GB of RAM, or 32GB memory and 3GB of RAM.

The Alcatel Flash Plus 2 also comes with a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP selfie snapper with a LED flash, a microSD card slot, a fingerprint scanner, a 3,000 mAh battery, and it supports LTE connectivity and dual-SIM telephony. Android Marshmallow is in charge of operations.

The Alcatel Flash Plus 2 will be available in Luna Silver and Venus Gold flavors and will launch in Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Monaco, and Thailand. There is no word on other markets, though.