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Alcatel's slick, glassy Shine Lite phone

Alcatel's new device isn't loaded with top kit, but it's got a fancy-looking glass back to make up for it.

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Alcatel's new handset isn't stuffed with the best kit around -- its 720p screen resolution isn't impressing anybody! -- but it's got a neat glass and metal design which I think looks pretty cool.

It's called the Shine Lite. There isn't currently a non-lite Shine, so the naming doesn't really make much sense.

This 5-inch Android Marshmallow handset will go on sale across Europe and the US (no word on Australia yet) towards the end of the year. Alcatel didn't give a price for the phone, but did say it'd be under 200 euros, so that'll be below $225.

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Glass features on the front and back, with a metal frame around the edge. It feels like a premium phone to hold.

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The 5-inch screen has a 720p resolution, which is disappointingly low for a display this big. Even at this affordable price, I'd expect to see a full-HD screen.

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It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. And there's a 13-megapixel camera on the back with a 5-megapixel camera on the front.

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There are touch-sensitive navigation keys below the screen.

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You can choose from one of three colours.

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