Alcatel is taking the approach of releasing handsets with good specifications and lower prices than similar offerings from some better-known brands. Their Idol 3 series feature two smartphones with different screen sizes and some interesting features like its symmetrical design and the ability to call from different orientations. Last year, they released their first member of their Flash lineup, it was a mid-range phablet as it had a 5.5-inch screen with HD resolution with an octa-core processor and 1 GB of RAM.
This year, the company released another member of that family, the Flash Plus, which contrary to what could be expected from a name like that, kept the same size and resolution of its display. The design changed a little bit, making it look more rounded, but the overall size is almost identical. Its internals were updated a little, the octa-core processor is faster and there's twice the amount of RAM. The internal memory also doubled compared to the previous phone, the Flash Plus has 16 GB of internal storage. Also, support for 4G LTE networks was added.
Now, Alcatel has shared a teaser image of a device called the Flash 2, which will be unveiled on September 22 as can be seen in the image. Aside from that, not much information is known at this point. The image shows the back of the phone featuring an updated design with more angular corners and subtle curves on the sides. Some hardware buttons can be seen on the left, which could be the power button on the top, volume rocker in the middle and a camera button a little farther. The camera could be upgraded with better optics, as that's the only thing visible on its back. What seems a little odd is that the device could sport a 5-inch screen, being more compact than the other two phones. The tagline reads "The Power of Green", which could mean anything really, of course it could make reference to the color of the phone as the whole image is made with green hues, but green could also mean that the phone is more eco-friendly than some of its competitors.