Flash Plus 2 Smartphone Revealed!

On May 24, 2016, Flash (formerly Alcatel Flash) launched the Flash Plus 2 smartphone. The Flash Plus 2 is the first smartphone launched after the independence of the Flash brand, but it builds upon the success of the Alcatel Flash family. Like the preceding Alcatel Flash 2 smartphone, the new Flash Plus 2 emphasises the concept of mobigraphy – mobile photography. Let’s check it out!

Flash Plus 2 Smartphone Revealed!

For more information, read our review of the Flash Plus 2!

 

The Flash Plus 2 Revealed

The Flash Plus 2 is a 5.5″ smartphone that powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor, and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). For the first time, Flash will offer two variants – a lower-cost variant with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, and a higher-end variant with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.

The Flash Plus 2 also features a new all-metal back cover that can actually be detached and swapped, allowing for greater personalisation. At launch, the Flash Plus 2 will come with the colour options of Venus Gold or Luna Silver.

True to its mobile photography roots, the Flash Plus 2 strongly focuses on the front and rear camera capabilities. The front 5 MP camera sports a fast f/2.2 lens and an LED flash with a CRI of 80. The rear main camera boasts a 13 MP sensor with a fast f/2.0 lens and dual-tone LED flash. It is even capable of recording 1080p videos at 60 fps!

The Flash Plus 2 also comes with a fast fingerprint sensor, a high-fidelity audio chip and amplifier, and fast charging capability. That is A LOT of technology for a smartphone that only costs RM 599 (~US$ 159) for the 2 GB RAM variant, and RM 729 (~US$189) for the 3 GB RAM variant!

 

Flash Plus 2 Specifications

SpecificationsFlash Plus 2
(2 GB Variant)
Flash Plus 2
(3 GB Variant)
Display5.5" IPS display (1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 ppi)
1000:1 contrast ratio (typical), 160° viewing angle
MiraVision 2.0 image technology
ProtectionAsahi Dragon Trail Glass
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
SoC PlatformMediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755)
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T860 MP2 GPU (550 MHz)
Memory2 GB LPDDR33 GB LPDDR3
Storage16 GB eMMC internal flash storage (10.4 GB free)
microSD slot (supports up to 128 GB)
32 GB eMMC internal flash storage (25.4 GB free)
microSD slot (supports up to 128 GB)
Front Camera5 MP sensor with 1.12 μm pixel size
f/2.2 wide-angle lens (84.4°)
LED flash with CRI of 80
Rear Camera13 MP OmniVision OV13853 sensor
Phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) technology
5P wide-angle f/2.0 lens (76.5°) with blue optical glass filter
Dual-tone LED flash
1080p video recording at 60 fps
ConnectivityTDD: B38/B40/B41; FDD: B1/B3/B5/B7
LTE CA4 R9 Cat.4 (150 Mbps / 50 Mbps)
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
BT4.1/GPS/AGPS/Micro USB 2.0
Dual SIM CapabilityDual SIM Dual Standby
SensorsLight sensor, proximity sensor, G-Sensor, Accelerometer, E-Compass, Hall sensor, Gyro sensor
Fingerprint SensorYes, integrated with Home button
Audio CapabilityAKM4375 Chipset + NXP9890 Audio Amplifier
Stereo FM radio
Dual-microphone noise cancellation
Battery3,000 mAh lithium ion battery
Talk time: 16hrs(2G) / 15hrs(3G)
Standby time: 528hrs(2G) / 405hrs(4G)
Music Playback (headset default vol)(54h) / (speaker default vol)(12h)
Video Streaming WIFI (4h)
WIFI browsing (6h)
Video -H.264 (1080P) HW mode Video H.264 (1080P) (6h)
Fast Charging Capability9V / 1.67A fast-charging technology
Powered by the TI BQ25896 fast-charging chip
Size76.4 mm wide x 152.6 mm tall x 8.2 mm thick
Weight157 g
Available ColoursVenus Gold / Luna Silver

 

Price & Availability

The Flash Plus 2 (2 GB variant) will cost RM 599 (~US$ 159), while the 3 GB variant will cost RM 729 (~US$189).

Retail sale of the Flash Plus 2 (2 GB variant) starts on May 31, 2016 but you can now pre-order it from Lazada right now. Delivery will take place on May 31. The 3 GB variant will only be made available on June 10, 2016.

For more information, read our review of the Flash Plus 2!

 

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