Did you ever say to yourself “Eh, I wish I could artfully blur my selfies the same way I can blur my rear camera shots”? If you do, are you okay? Also, Alcatel made a phone that lets you do the selfie blur, called Alcatel Flash.
This is the first phone we’ve heard of with two cameras on the front and two on the back. The Flash’s 8- and 5-megapixel lenses will let you adjust the focus and blur level of those self-shots for more control over the pictures you post online and share with friends. And before you ask, yes, there’s a front-facing flash, because of course there is.
The main processor for Alcatel Flash is Helio X20 MT6797, ARM-based deca-core (yes, ten cores) SoC with three clusters: 2x Cortex-A72 @2.1-2.3 GHz, 4x Cortex-A53 @1.83 GHz, 4x Cortex-A53 at 1.4 GHz (all 64-bit) for smartphones and tablets.
The graphics card used in this model is ARM Mali-T880 MP4. This is a mobile graphics solution for tablets and smartphones, and you can find it in ARM SoCs like the HiSilicon Kirin 950. Most of on demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Alcatel Flash boasts a 5.5 inch 16:9 display, supporting 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution with 401 PPI. It also has an IPS panel, Asahi Dragontrail Glass, and oleophobic glossy coating. It looks quite fancy and being smaller than the standards, it’s also a smaller spender. Also, with only 155 g of weight, it’s one of the lightest phones on the market.
At this time when companies try to use new photo features to distinguish from others, Alcatel’s ability to capitalize on the trend could initiate rivals to adopt similar hardware and software techniques. And now for some bad news. Ready? Alcatel says that they will sell Flash exclusively in the Middle East, for now. Too bad, we’d like to see what Super Selfie mode can do. However, it’s a matter of time before Alcatel’s other phones implement the tech. Or their rivals will.