Chinese smartphone maker
on Thursday released the Alcatel Avalon V through
Wireless. The phone is available at Verizon stores for $100 starting Thursday.
"We're excited to officially introduce Alcatel-branded
to Verizon Wireless customers for the first time," Eric Anderson, general manager for TCL, said in a release.
The smartphone comes with a TCL-built 18:9 full-view display, durable Dragontrail glass and a suede finish to make the phone easier to hold. Google Assistant and
Lens come preinstalled on the phone, and it's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Alcatel Avalon V is equipped with a 2460mAh battery, which TCL says can provide 18 hours of
talk time, nine hours of video streaming via Wi-Fi or 23 hours of audio streaming in a single charge.
TCL, a Chinese company best known for budget
and phones through its
Mobile and Alcatel brands, in February showed the company's working on at least five devices using flexible displays, including two
, two smartphones, and a flexible phone that can curve into a smartwatch.