Alcatel reveals its 2018 smartphone lineup, promises immersive 18:9 display experience

Alcatel can’t miss a major tech event like CES (Consumer Electronics Show), even if the smartphone brand is not quite ready to introduce new products. However, a little bit of self-promotion and sneak peeks at what’s to come doesn’t hurt.

So, until the big reveal drops at MWC (Mobile World Congress) next month, the company confirmed its 2018 smartphone lineup will be split in three series: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3 and Alcatel 1.

Alcatel 5 series will include “affordable premium tier” smartphones, which will offer features like face unlock, 18:9 full view displays …


Have a peek at Alcatel's 2018 high-end lineup of smartphones before they get announced

Alcatel is an international brand, which means many of the brand’s smartphones are available in just about every corner of the world. In the United States, Alcatel is known for its Idol lineup, which usually comprises of high-end smartphones.

However, Alcatel might drop the Idol monicker according to a new image leaked by Evan Blass. The picture shows Alcatel’s entire high-end lineup for the first half of 2018 and none of the devices contains the “Idol” branding name.

At the top of the small pyramid sits the Alcatel 5, which probably means that it will be …

Official video teases Lenovo's IFA 2017 lineup, but there are no surprises

Lenovo is always present at two major European tech events, MWC (Mobile World Congress and IFA), but we’ve rarely seen the Chinese company launching new flagships at these trade fairs.

In any case, every time Lenovo’s booth at these exhibitions is quite large and we don’t doubt that will be the case at IFA 2017 too. However, this time Lenovo released a video that shows what IFA attendees will be able to see and try starting early September.

Lenovo’s Mirage Mixed Reality headset appears to be at the center of the video, but other products like the Lenovo …

AT&T's handset lineup is shrinking as the carrier turns to selling services

According to a report from Bay Street Research, AT&T has drastically reduced the number of handsets that it is offering to its subscribers. In 2015, the nation’s second largest carrier had 42 Android powered handsets in its lineup. That has been cut in half. BayStreet Research’s Cliff Maldonado says that AT&T’s new strategy is based on the concept that consumers will buy either an Apple iPhone, or a Samsung Galaxy handset.

Madonado points out that Verizon added the Google Pixel series, and three different Moto Z models. He also notes that alone among the big four, AT&T hasn’t …