Phone manufacturers consider selfie as a need of phone users, the reason why some of them created a smartphone with special feature for taking selfie.

2014 when the word selfie added to the dictionary, the meaning according to dictionary.com is a photograph that one takes of oneself with a digital camera or a front-facing smartphone, tablet, or webcam, especially for posting on a social-networking or photo-sharing website.

A front facing smartphone is needed meaning you need a quality camera on the front of your smartphone to make a clear and crisp selfie photo.

Most of the camera has a lower pixel on their front or second camera but not today. Alcatel Flash Plus with a tagline “Selfie like a PRO” have an optimized front camera for stunning selfies.

It has an 8MP Front Camera, with voice recognition, making selfie taking hassle-free by saying “cheese”.

To explain the features of the Alcatel Flash Plus, here’s the article from Lazada, they are the exclusive dealer of the phone for the first two months.

Alcatel Flash Plus Features Explained

FRONT CAMERA

  • Optimised front camera for stunning selfies.
  • 8MP Front Camera, with voice recognition.

Every aspect of the FLASH PLUS camera has been enhanced to make it easier for you to create amazing selfies. The optimized camera software, including the voice recognition capture function, facial- enhancement capabilities and a wide angle 8MP front camera gives you the best means to capture you and your moments.

1. Take amazing selfies and share them. 

Leading 8MP Front Camera.

The FLASH PLUS front camera comes with a 8MP front camera and f2.4 aperture to capture beautiful images of you clearly and save everlasting memories in high definition. The advanced beauty selfie feature improves your already beautiful photo. This feature will remove eye bags, apply white balancing for a more even skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles – giving you an overall more radiant looking skin and more joy to share it on Facebook and Instagram.

2. Fast and hassle-free way for selfie taking. 

Just say “cheese”.

Selfies are fun, fast and convenient. But yet, there are times when you are put in a challenge when selfie taking. It could be because your hands are full, or it’s the angle you want to take the selfie. The intelligent voice recognition selfie feature gives a hands free experience – where all you need to do is say “cheese” and capture the moment forever.

3. Capture scenes with you in it.

Wide-angle front camera.

Sometimes, you are in a good location and would like to take a selfie of yourself and the background too, or you are in a group of friends and want to capture a picture with all of us in it. The FLASH PLUS’ 84 degrees front view camera gives wide angled shots to capture these moments and leave nothing uncaptured.

4. Fun new way to take selfies.

Picture-In-Picture Technology.

The FLASH PLUS has upped the level of selfie taking a notch. Now you can take selfies with the front camera while the rear camera captures the scenery you are taking.

REAR CAMERAAlcatel Flash Plus Rear Camera

  • This is not just a phone.
  • Advance 13MP rear camera.

You can tell a good smartphone from its camera, and that’s how great the FLASH PLUS is. The rear-facing 13MP camera provides crystal-clear details and when combined with the multi-filters, semi-pro photo editor and the adjustable, manual settings ensures that your photos turn out as how you want them to be – beautiful.

1. Remember every moment.

Superb camera for everlasting memories.

One of the best ways to save memories is to capture the moment in clear and vivid details. The 13 megapixels rear camera gives clear high resolution pictures, suitable to capture every moment in your life. Backed with the Sony IMX214 sensor and the aperture F2.2, the FLASH is able to capture the moments even in low light. Giving you everlasting memories from every moment.

2. Edit like a pro.

Make your photos the way you want them to be.

Enhance your photos, and optimize them to your desire. Choose from the variety of filters or edit them after shooting, without having to get any additional apps. The FLASH PLUS’ multi-lomo, graduated and curve editor makes you an instant pro photo editor. The end results are customized pictures, as you like.

3. Capture like a pro.

Manual settings for the more serious photographers.

Ever needed to take a photo where the automatic settings just won’t work? Maybe you need more light. Well good news, the FLASH PLUS camera has a manual setting which allows you to manually set the aperture size, shutter speed, ISO setting, white balance and brightness.

4. Capture mind blowing panorama photos.

Not just horizontal, but vertical panorama shots too.

While horizontal panorama serves well for landscape or scenic city views, step up your photography like a pro by taking vertical panorama photos. Try it when taking photos of tall trees, high rise buildings, unique interiors or simply before a bungee jump!

5. Capture all the action like a pro.

Multi shot photography.

There are moments when you want to capture the action at just the right moment, the high point of the slam dunk, the fullness of the splash, the cross of the finish line, the impact of the moment – all of these which calls for the timing has to be perfect.

With the FLASH PLUS multi shot, you can capture up to 20 photos in 3 seconds, making sure you never miss the action at the right moment.

VIDEOAlcatel Flash Plus Video

  • Record your life like a pro.
  • Full HD video recording.

From shooting pictures to video recording, the FLASH PLUS aims to capture your special moments – as real and vivid as possible. You can record stunning 1080p HD videos at 30fps, capturing high quality videos similar to that of blue-ray videos.

BATTERY

  • You only need a single charge for the whole day.
  • 3500mAh lithium-ion polymer battery with power saving mode.

The FLASH PLUS industry leading high capacity 3500mAh battery, coupled with the power saving mode, gives all day usage without sacrifice to performance. During intense use, the FLASH PLUS delivers non-stop 8 hours of video gaming, 28 hours of music play or 6 hours of camera shooting so you can play like a pro.

PROCESSORAlcatel Flash Plus Processor

  • Smoother experience when multitasking.
  • Superbly powerful and efficient 64Bit Octa-core Processor.

The incredibly powerful 64Bit 8 core 1.5Ghz Processor sustains higher performance – allowing you do more without compromising the quality of your tasks. Added with the graphic powered Mali-T760 MP2 GPU with the FLASH PLUS, you can enjoy a smoother and richer experience when watching HD movies and playing graphic intense games.

RAMAlcatel Flash Plus RAM

  • Smoother overall experience.
  • Optimised 2GB RAM.

The FLASH PLUS is equipped with 2GB RAM to ensure that all the features are optimised for you. Pages on the internet display faster while videos and games will be able to support colour at higher resolutions.This lets you enjoy crisper and brighter images for excitingly fast videos and for a powerful gaming experience

DISPLAY

  • Enhanced viewing experience.
  • Superior 5.5” IPS HD Display and OGS full lamination.

The FLASH PLUS display represents the step up in user experience that enhances your viewing experience. With superior 5.5” IPS HD display and the closer-to-life OGS full lamination, everything you do on your smartphone is more enjoyable.

1. Great viewing pleasure.

Brilliant 5.5” IPS HD Display.

The 5.5” IPS HD display is the window into everything you do on the FLASH PLUS. At 1280 x 720 HD and 180 degrees wide viewing display, the FLASH PLUS offers a remarkable wide viewing experience for gaming, reading, viewing photos and watching video, yet still within a comfortable grasp of your hand. Meanwhile, the IPS display feature delivers stunning clarity, blacker blacks, immense details and highly precised colour accuracy.

2. Closer-to-life OGS Full Lamination.

See and touch, like it’s really in front of you.

The One Glass Touch Panel sensor eliminates the space between your display and the touchscreen. Images become more life-like, allowing you to feel as if you are actually touching what’s on display.

LTEAlcatel Flash Plus LTE

  • Stay connected seamlessly.
  • 4G TDD-LTE/ FDD-LTE technology.

The FLASH PLUS comes with a smooth 4G LTE connection keeping you fully connected. Supporting both TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE, the FLASH PUS is compatible with a wide range of network spectrums worldwide, suitable for the global traveler.

1. Surf, stream and game like a pro.

Super speed 4G LTE networks.

The FLASH PLUS is fast, fun and effortless to use with 4G LTE. As it provides maximum download speed of up to 150Mbps, you can surf and browse smoothly, watch movies comfortably and game without interruption.

2. Travel like a pro.

TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE technology.

TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE enables you to use the FLASH PLUS anywhere in the world. The FLASH PLUS is one of the only phones that supports both TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE carrier mode in a single device.

DUAL SIM

  • Separate work and personal effortlessly.
  • Dual SIM with TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE technology.

The FLASH PLUS has upped the convenience level. The two dual SIM functionality in the FLASH PLUS lets you have the best of both worlds and the comfort of just carrying 1 device with slots for 2 SIM cards.

SMART GESTURES

  • Go smart with the touch screen.
  • Smart Wake and Alphabet recognition.

The FLASH PLUS maximizes your user experience by eliminating the need for pressing buttons. Simply unlock the FLASH PLUS with just a double tap, without even having to lift your phone. And when you need to open your apps – simply draw your favorite alphabet (for example draw a “C” to launch the camera app). Truly, a smartphone at its truest sense.

FINISHING

  • Glossy Gold And Matt Slate.
  • Premium yet elegantly young.

The two distinct colors – the glossy gold and matt slate gives the FLASH PLUS an outstanding premium look, that draws attention even from afar. Combined with its flowing curves, 147g light weight and 7.95mm thin, the FLASH PLUS sits comfortably in your hand while exuding elegance, strength and youth.

Alcatel Flash Plus is available at Lazada starting on May 15, 2015 @ 12NN.
Lazada Philippines

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