Alongside Telus, Koodo and Vidéotron, Alcatel is now selling its A50 smartphone at Virgin Mobile.
The handset, along with its three ‘SnapBak’ covers, ‘LightUp,’ ‘Sound’ and ‘Power’ — which work similarly to Moto Mods — are now available online and in Virgin Mobile stores. The A50 and its SnapBak costs $299 CAD outright or $0 down on a two-year plan.
The A50 features a 5.2-inch display, a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, a Cortex-A53 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Additionally, the devices run the older Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and includes an 8-megapixel rear camera with dual tone flash, a 2-megapixel front facing camera with LED flash and a 2,800mAh battery.
While the specs make it a low-mid range smartphone, its SnapBak covers give the device more customization. The LightUp cover attaches LED lights to the back of the handset and change depending incoming calls, messages and e-mails.
Users can shake the device to change the colours, and the LED lights can change depending on pictures taken. Additionally, there is the Sound SnapBak, which turns the A50 into a 2.5 watt portable speaker with the added bonus of a built-in kickstand.
Lastly, the Power SnapBak increases the battery and adds an extra 3,100mAh, more than doubling the battery life on the smartphone.
“Virgin Mobile Members can take full advantage of one of the most unique smartphone packages available in Canada,” said Steve Cistulli, president and general manager of TCL communication of North America in a press statement.
“The addition of the Alcatel A50 to Virgin Mobile’s lineup of devices is a result of our commitment to delivering the best value and smartphone experiences to our customers across Canada.”
Source: Virgin Mobile