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Flash Plus 2 Christmas And New Year Promotion

Flash Plus 2 Christmas And New Year Promotion

Kuala Lumpur, 23 December 2016 – After the great response on Lazada Online Revolution campaign, Flash Malaysia will be offering the best savings throughout the whole year of 2016 for Christmas and stepping into the new year.

If you missed any of our previous deals, this is your last chance in 2016 to get Flash Plus 2 at a fantastic deal with our back-to-back, Christmas and New Year online promotion which will start from December 24th, 2016 to January 5th, 2017.

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

In conjunction with Christmas and New Year grand sale on Lazada, the 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory will be priced at RM479 (previously at RM599) while the 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory will be priced at RM599 (previously at RM729).

Flash Plus 2

Flash Plus 2 features a premium metal body at an affordable price. The key features of Flash Plus 2 which include, Flash Charge, Front Fingerprint Sensor and Hi-Fi system. Flash Charge is a safe and reliable fast charging technology that takes less than 30mins to charge 50% of the phone.

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The Flash Plus 2 provides full day usage without any difficulty with it’s built-in 3000mAh battery. The front panel fingerprint scanner for easy unlocking so you can get access to your apps faster. Flash Plus 2 is fitted with the high-end Helio P10 processor, which allows for effortless switching between applications, powerful GPU performance and a drastic 30% reduction in power consumption compared to previous generations.

Sizeable 5.5” FHD screen and a stock Android M operating system. Flash Plus 2 supports Dual SIM Dual 4G, allowing for both SIM cards to be selected as the main data SIM.

TCL Communication Mobile Internet Group Luna Silver and Venus Gold The Flash Plus 2 is available in two attractive colors –Luna Silver and Venus Gold to fit different preferences. For consumers who are heavy or light users there are 2 different variants in RAM/ROM capacity.

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

 

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Flash Plus 2 With 3 GB of RAM Now Available

Petaling Jaya, 23 June 2016 – Flash is releasing the 3GB RAM version of the Flash Plus 2, which will be an online exclusive on Lazada.

Apart from amazing photography features, this version of Flash Plus 2 comes with 3GB RAM and a 32GB internal memory, which would definitely make the smartphone’s performance buttery smooth while still rocking a memory card slot, for expansion of up to 128GB.

All of the Flash Plus 2 devices are also equipped with fingerprints recognition function that makes unlocking your phone in 0.5s possible, and 3000mAH battery capacity with fast-charging technology that promises 50% battery charge in only 30 minutes.

This version will have the premium metal finish while packing a punch from the Helio P10 processor, 5.5” screen and stock Android Marshmallow operating system.

According to Flash Business Development Director, Mr. Yogi Babria, the 3GB RAM will fulfill Malaysian users need for speed, even smoother graphics and more memory.

“Consumers love the Flash Plus 2, and we want to give them more ‘muscle’ for speed, graphics and space. This is why we are taking it up a notch with the 3GB RAM and 32GB memory to pair with its new features like its HiFi capabilities, finger print recognition, MIX music editing function and its awe-inducing camera performance. This way, they can not only enjoy the art, but create art itself,” concluded Yogi.

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

 

Flash Plus 2 Availability & Pricing

There are two edgy colours to choose from, Luna Silver and Venus GoldFor more information, read our review of the Flash Plus 2!

The Flash Plus 2 won’t burn a hole in your pocket, with a highly affordable price tag of RM729 / ~US$ 182.  Its previous sales have sold out within 1 hour; with Indonesia selling over 1000 units within 30 seconds!

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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!

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!

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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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Flash Plus 2 Metal Case Launched

May 18, 2016 – As an all-new smart phone with metal case designed for the high- and medium-end market, Flash Plus 2 sees product launch in market today. While retaining and upgrading the excellent photographing DNA of the Flash series, it offers an enriched experience of intelligent life for South East Asian consumers.

The new smart phone features pioneering innovative functions such as fingerprint recognition, Hi-Fi sound effect, and fast battery charging in responding to users’ concerns including user convenience, sound effect, and battery usage.

Meanwhile, as an Internet smartphone brand, Flash has formally announced its independence. “The independence of the Flash brand means we have entered a complete new stage of development. What remains unchanged is that we will consistently follow the mission of Flash at its birth and stay connected with the young Internet consumers who enjoy sharing and pursue quality. We will get to know their specific needs through continuous interaction to create high quality smart hardware that is fun and enjoyable, offering the users a lifestyle of seeking our true selves,” said Albert Wong, General Manager, Flash 3C Limited.

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

 

A Craft of Quality Workmanship

In order to create better feel of texture for appearance, Flash Plus 2 adopts a metal framework for the phone that allows it to possess the unique glow and touch of metal through quality workmanship while retaining richness and aesthetics. Regarding the forge and grinding of the back of phone case, Flash Plus 2 comes through an array of complex processes, ranging from horizontal wire-drawing, high-speed side sand-blasting, ultralight rim diamond cutting, and twice anodization till at last it offers users a sense of warmth and vigor for the cold, hard metal work.

We believe fine workmanship in details is the most exquisite design of Flash Plus 2. In complying with the ethos of tending to detail, the all-new smart phone adopts diamond cutting and twice anodic oxidation technologies for the 0.4mm rim of the Home key, for the 0.15mm sound volume key, and for the 0.4mm rim of flash lamp and speaker – each bit of this contributing to the aesthetics of smart phone body.

 

A Device of Efficiency and Convenience

Based on study of smart phone users’ habits, Flash Plus 2 carries a frontal fingerprint recognition function that combines the dual criteria of external aesthetics and practical convenience. The fingerprint use experience allows Flash Plus 2 to be a perfect assistant of life and office efficiency, ranging from accurate fast unlocking to file encryption to one-stroke APP launch.

The fingerprint recognition of Flash Plus 2 is unique in that it not only offers 0.5s unlocking under “switch off” screen status and all-round accurate recognition, but also allows for personalized APP launch options corresponding to users’ five fingerprints. For instance, users can conveniently unlock camera App through touching the fingerprint module with their forefingers, without going through any troublesome procedure. Besides, regarding concerns with important document theft and privacy leak, Flash Plus 2 provides a function of documents protection cabinet where privacy information is stored and encrypted with fingerprint, leaving users rest assured.

Another big edge that highlights the efficiency of Flash Plus 2 is its fast charging capability that best relieve users of battery capacity concerns. In order to ensure faster charging efficiency while maintaining safety, Flash Plus 2 carries a 3,000mAh battery group and adopts TI BQ25896 fast-charging chip and 9V/1.67A fast-charging technologies provided by Texas Instruments of the United States, which can charge battery to 50% in 30 minutes for up to a 10-hour uninterrupted call. The charging efficiency is raised by 35% compared with 5V/1A phones while it takes only 2 hours for the battery to be fully charged – the time of watching a movie or finishing a meal before the power status of your phones is fully restored.

 

A Fun and Excitement Camera Phone

Following the ultimate pursuit of photographing function of Flash brand, Flash Plus 2 has launched comprehensive upgrading of the two aspects of photo-taking capabilities in light of fast focal adjustment and dark light shooting. The users can capture sweet moments in a faster, better fashion in the case of fleeting occasions or wonderful night scenes.

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When a flapping swallow flies past or a skateboarding boy rushing by, with one-stroke fingerprint launch of camera the wonderful snapshot becomes an eternity in your smart phone – without only 0.1s instant accurate focal adjustment through blending of PDAF automatic focus technology and contrast focus effects.

Flash Plus 2 is fully aware that light is the soul of photographing. In order to ensure high quality image effect even under dim light conditions, Flash Plus 2 carries a 13,000 pixel rear lens with the warm double-color flash lamp RealTone that copes with nighttime or dim indoor luminous intensity. It frees users of the restraints of dim light conditions to see a perfect whole world as well. The five million pixel front lens adopts LED flash lamp with CRI up to 80 while red spectrum is intelligently enhanced for selfie or video chatting conditions. With ruddy facial effect and glow, Flash Plus 2 offers an over 100% real-time facial enhancement function, allowing users to capture moments of beauty and beyond.

Also, Flash Plus provides a series of creative functions and fun, making it possible for everybody to approach photography for pleasure. For example, the 84.40 ultra broad view that it carries allows users to do a selfie during family or friends gatherings. The “Picture-in-Picture” Mode allows front and rear lenses to work simultaneously to accomplish a creative photo-in-photo experience. Besides, Flash Plus 2 has designed a Child Mode for parents to record precious moments of their kids’ childhood – with noise of sheep or car horn or kitten to catch the child’s attention as the photo is being taken.

 

A Wonderful Experience of Enjoying Music

Catering to young people for their music needs, Flash Plus 2 offers high-fidelity quality-retaining earphone acoustics, high sound volume effects, and MIX music production function, launching a high quality smart phone for enjoying music and related options of creativity.

For merely single-person enjoyment, Flash Plus 2 provides independent AKM4375 audio decoding chip coupled with state-of-the-art IRD sound digital filter, with value-retaining signal output measuring up to high-fidelity acoustic effects. While the speaker is being used for playing music, the NXP980 power amplification chip and built-in DSP algorithm drives speaker power to reach 3.6W – eight times greater than volume of average smart phones. The greater volume allows bicycling enthusiasts to better indulge in the vibrant music beats en route.

 

More Cutting-edge Features of Hardware and Software

In addition, Flash Plus 2 features high-definition screen, powerful performance, Android M system, and dual channel turbo download, among other functions. The 5.5’ FHD multiple point touchscreen adopts OGS full cohesion technology, with ultra clear scenes within reach of a finger touch. Meanwhile, it carries Miravision 2.0 FHD display that enables smart eye protection in too strong or weak luminous situations, providing a wonderful visual experience of perfect clearness and comfort.

The Helio P10 processor ensures strong performance and low energy consumption in providing smooth, free “cut back” through multitasking operation of surfing the Internet, playing games, and watching videos. As a new member of Flash brand, Flash Plus 2 continues the original Android system support while the all-new upgraded Android M operational system offers APP access control, web browsing, APP relevance, and smart energy-saving function, among others. For global Android lovers and tech geeks, it offers a streamlined, personalized user experience.

 

Flash Plus 2 Color Options

Flash Plus 2 comes in two color options – Luna Silver and Venus Gold, providing a high-end customized choice appealing to refined taste.

 

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A New Flash On The Horizon?

When Flash kicked off their “Life with Metal” competition last month, the theme was curiously about metal. It seemed incongruent with the fact that the Flash 2 smartphone did not have a metal build.

Interestingly, the contest prize was listed simply as “the latest Flash smartphone“, instead of the Flash 2 smartphone, which is currently the latest Flash smartphone…

A New Flash Is On The Horizon

That got us thinking… and remembering what we heard at the exclusive Flash briefing back in January. At the event, they hinted that the next Flash smartphone (which we will imaginatively call Flash 3!) will have a metal chassis.

You don’t need us to help you put two and two together. It was obvious that Alcatel, or as they are now known – Flash, left two Easter eggs in that contest :

  • that the new Flash 3 smartphone is going to have a metal body,
  • and it is going to be revealed VERY SOON!

After all, the contest is over, and it’s time to reward the winners with “the latest Flash smartphone”!

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When Is The Flash 3 Coming?

The contest details only hints that the Flash 3 is coming soon. It doesn’t really tell us when. But we can draw a clue from past Flash launch cycles.

The original Flash smartphone was launched in September 2014, followed by the Flash Plus in May 2015. The Flash 2 was released in September 2015.

If we follow their 8 month + 4 month trend, it looks like they will likely release the Flash 3 in May 2016. But hey, don’t quote us on that! 😀

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