Telstra has quietly added a new entry to its Telstra branded line of prepaid devices, with the Telstra Superior, a rebadged Alcatel 3V, now available for sale for $199.
Telstra has been selling their own branded devices, previously manufactured by ZTE, for a while now but with recent developments with ZTE’s mobile business forced the Telco to drop all ZTE manufactured devices Telstra has since moved on, scrambling to find a new partner to deliver whitelabel prepaid devices. Alcatel has seemingly filled the void with the new Telstra Superior.
The Alcatel 3V, part of the 3 series of devices the company announced earlier this year during MWC 2018, was to be based under the sub $200 price point but still provide mid range specs for a budget price. Based on the spec sheet, plus Dan’s first look at the device, you could do certainly do a lot worse for a device with the same price tag. So what do you get for $199?
- 6” (1080 x 2160) 18:9 FHD+ 2K Colour screen
- MediatekQuad Core 1.45Ghz
- Mali 720 600MHZ
- 16GB onboard storage, expandable to 128GB via MicroSD
- 12MP Auto Focus + 2MP Fixed Focus rear dual cameras with Bokeh effect
- 5MP front facing camera
- Rear fingerprint scanner
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth v4.2
- Battery: 3000 mAH non removable
- 3G: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
- 4G: FDD: 700, 800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600
- 4G: TDD: 2300, 2600 MHz
The Alcatel 3V is part of a move to begin using the display technology manufactured by their parent company TCL in their handsets. The new 18:9 aspect ratio displays aren’t often found at this end of the market, offering users a premium looking display at a budget price poing.
You can check out and purchase the Telstra Superior (Alcatel 3V) from either the Telstra website online or via its local Telstra stores for $199. Though just a reminder that the device is locked to the Telstra network and unlocking fees do apply. To find out about unlocking fees on the Telstra network, please visit this link here.Source: Telstra Pre-Paid - Telstra Superior.