Alcatel Avalon V lands at Verizon for $100

The phone is available at Verizon stores starting Thursday.

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TCL's Alcatel Avalon V comes with an 18:9 full-view display. 


Chinese smartphone maker TCL on Thursday released the Alcatel Avalon V through Verizon Wireless. The phone is available at Verizon stores for $100 starting Thursday.

"We're excited to officially introduce Alcatel-branded smartphones 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 Google 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 4G LTE 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 televisions and phones through its BlackBerry Mobile and Alcatel brands, in February showed the company's working on at least five devices using flexible displays, including two tablets , two smartphones, and a flexible phone that can curve into a smartwatch. 

TCL's DragonHinge lets phones bend and fold

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