The revival of a dreaded design in smartphones is on its way as another tech giant, Alcatel, confirmed attendance in the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with five handsets and one of which is rumored to have a modular concept.
Previously, rumors on the different features that smartphone companies such as LG, Samsung, Sony, etc. will offer have bombarded the internet. Now, Alcatel joins in the loop as reports provide that the French-owned company will be introducing five handsets, wherein one among them is rumored to have a modular concept, although the extent of its modularity is still unknown.
It can be remembered that previous smartphones, the LG G5 and Motorola Z for instance, have long introduced the same feature, but consumers did not welcome this revolutionary design which made it a dreaded concept afterward. As such, many are looking forward as to how Alcatel will push through with this concept come the official release of the phone if tech savvies seem to prefer a singular, all-in experience instead. In fact, one of the rumored modules of the phone is a removable cover along with colorful LED lights that glow along with the beats. In here, users will accordingly have a chance to remove and change the back cover into the mode they prefer.
At present, reports are scarce of contents as to the other features and specifications of the phone, although preliminary details suggest that it will include a MediaTek core processor with octa-core CPU, a 13MP rear camera with a dual-tone LED flash. Other rumors suggest that this new Alcatel smartphone is the same as the Idol 5 smartphone. Despite these, it is still unclear if these newest handsets will be included in the existing Alcatel A-series earlier launched at CES 2017.