The Alcatel 3 series actually includes three different models.
Alcatel says the smartphone features a "metallic unibody design" that includes a "bezel-less display". There's a dual front camera setup on here that includes a 13MP sensor with f/2 aperture and 5MP wide angle camera, as well as a 12MP reader camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
Meanwhile, the company has launched two Android 8.1 Oreo operating system based tablets with 7 and 10 inch IPS screens. It sports a 5.7-inch 18:9 display on the front with HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution. In line with the regular Alcatel 3, it boasts a FullView 18:9 display, a fingerprint sensor and Face Key unlock and boasts both a fingerprint sensor and a sleek 2.5D contoured edge glass body.
For starters, the screen isn't full HD, being just 1400 x 720, coming in at 5.7-inches, it also has an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 CPU mated to 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.
The Alcatel 5 is priced at 220 Euros (~$270) and will come in Metallic Gold and Metallic Black. They all have quad-core MediaTek processors and facial recognition features (though in all cases, Alcatel isn't using anything as fancy - and likely as reliable - as Apple's Face ID). Why 18:9 instead of 2:1? It has a 5.3 inch display, a 13/8 MP camera (depending on region), a 5 MP selfie camera, quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a micro SD card slot.
You might even be disappointed to find out that the Alcatel 5 only has one camera on its back, though it's a serviceable 13 megapixel f/2.0 PDAF shooter. At the top end is the 3V, which sports a 6-inch 2K resolution screen, with a dual camera setup that's created to take portrait mode style shots.
If you're looking for a new tablet that you can toss around the house, Alcatel has lobbed a couple of options your way: the Alcatel 1T 10 and 1T 7. On the software side, this device is running Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). There's 16GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot if you need more storage, a 2,460mAh battery powering the whole package, and a fingerprint sensor on select models. Ouch. At least the price is certainly cheap checking in at €100 for a single-SIM variant and €110 for a dual-SIM variant. The Alcatel 5 will cost under AUD$300 locally and ought to be available some time after the middle of this year.