Alcatel Flash 2 Teaser Video Released; Launch On Sept 22

The Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 will be launched globally on the 22nd of this month, according to a prior announcement from the company. Now, a video teaser has been posted by the smartphone maker on its YouTube account to drum up excitement about the upcoming launch. The French brand (now Chinese owned), which is known for its 'Idol' range of smartphones, launched the original first generation Flash last year, followed by a Flash Plus earlier this year. The company also released a teaser regarding the upcoming launch, which revealed that the Flash 2 will have a 5-inch display, and includes a tagline that says "The power of green". How that relates to the handset will only be revealed come September 22nd. The teaser also seems to show the presence of a dual LED flash accompanying the camera, but that's about it as far as what we know about the upcoming device at this stage.

Earlier on Wednesday, the company sent a teaser to Indian media outlets, keeping them up to speed about the company's plans for the unveiling, which will happen at 8 AM GMT (1:30 PM Indian Standard Time) on the date mentioned above. With the second generation Flash barely days away from seeing the light of day, there have hardly been any leaks which might have given us a look at the possible specs of the upcoming handset. In the absence of any such info, all we know is what the company has chosen to reveal through its teasers, which admittedly, isn't a whole lot. However, the odd thing is that in a smartphone universe where screen sizes are getting bigger with every passing year, the Flash 2 will sport a smaller, 5-inch screen as compared to the first generation Flash, which came with a 5.5-inch panel.

Speaking about earlier devices in the company's Flash lineup of smartphones, the first generation Flash featured a 5.5-inch 720p display, and was powered by a MediaTek MT6592M chipset, which comes with an octa-core processor. The device came with Android 4.4 KitKat out the box, and had 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of built-in storage. Earlier this year, the company introduced the Flash Plus, which also had a display of similar size and description, but was powered by MediaTek's MT6752M, which also comes with an octa-core CPU. This time around though, the device included 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. It now remains to be seen how the smaller Flash 2 compares with either of these two devices from the company.

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