Published On: Tue, Nov 8th, 2016

Alcatel Returns To Its Ultra-Affordable Ways With The MetroPCS-Bound Tru

Alcatel joins forces with the carrier MetroPCS for a budget-friendly package price of $29 on the new Alcatel TRU. If you’re looking for a entry-level smartphone as an extra phone or maybe to give away to you kids, then consider this new Alcatel phone. The $29 offer by the MetroPCS is the final price after taxes and mail-in rebate of $60.00–down from the $109 original price.

On the outside, the Tru features a 5-inch, 854 x 480p resolution display, with a 2-megapixel camera above it and a 5-megapixel unit with LED flash around back. Below the display sits a home capacitive button, though we assume it’s flanked by another capacitive button on either side. Meanwhile, the back cover is 100 percent plastic, but its use of faux leather should make it feel very nice in the hands.

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Alcatel TRU

Under the hood, a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset and 1 gigabyte RAM power the Tru, with the anemic 8 gigabyte of native storage bolstered by up to an additional 32 gigabyte through the MicroSD card slot. The 2,000mAh battery that keeps the lights on may not seem like much, but thanks to the meager specs of the Alcatel Tru, odds are you will not be hunting for a charger by the end of the day

The new Alcatel smartphone features a ‘soft noir faux leather back’, and unfortunately runs Android Lollipop (this likely means the device would not be updated to Nougat, and not even to Marshmallow).

Interested in purchasing the Alcatel Tru? You can just find it online at MetroPCS.