Alcatel A50 is now Available at Koodo and TELUS

August 18, 2017 by
Alcatel A50 Smartphone
The modular Alcatel A50 is available in a Metal Black finish at Koodo and TELUS Mobility in Canada today. For US readers, The A50 is available in a Metal Silver finish, and Cricket wireless has had an exclusive version called the Alcatel PULSEMIX available since the end of July. All versions of this device are very similar, with the unlocked US version having slightly improved cameras; the main camera being 13 MP instead of 8 MP, and the front-facing camera is 5 MP rather than 2 MP.
The A50 comes with 3 different SNAPBAK covers in the box to help enhance the device:
  • LightUp Cover - The LightUp SNAPBAK features multicolor flashing LED lights for your own personal light show. Customize your cover to light up incoming calls, messages and e-mails, personalize to match your theme, shake to change effects, and use to know whether you got a snap, a like, a mention and more with the corresponding social media app displayed on the cover.

  • Power Cover - The Power SNAPBAK extends your power capacity to 5,900mAh, delivering double the power so you have more time to enjoy your phone.

  • Music Cover - Turn your A50 into a portable entertainment system with the Sound SNAPBAK with built-in kickstand that boosts your sound with two 2.5-watt speakers three times louder than using your phone alone to amp up watching videos, playing games and listening to music with friends. 

Key Features:

  • Blast, Brighten or Power up in a Snap - The A50 introduces SNAPBAK covers - interchangeable back covers that boost the fun and function of your device. Simply snap on a SNAPBAK cover and enjoy. Mix and match your SNAPBAK so you can blast, brighten and power up in a snap.
  • Stay Entertained and Connected with:
    • Android 7.0 Nougat operating system
    • Sharp 5.2" HD display
    • Front-facing speaker for clear audio
    • Quad-core processor for efficient multi-tasking 

See full specifications for the Alcatel A50 (and Alcatel PULSEMIX)

Compare the Alcatel A50 and the Alcatel ONETOUCH Flint

Compare other Alcatel devices


Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager of TCL Communication, North America said, "Alcatel focuses on delivering the best in experience driven value for our customers and today's (August 16th) announcement of the A50 with TELUS represents this ongoing commitment. With the A50, TELUS customers get the most unique smartphone experience currently available in Canada, providing creative new ways to customize and enhance their mobile experience." 

Availability & Pricing:

Koodo | Available now!
  • Full price:  $240.00
  • On a 2-year term:  $0

 TELUS Mobility | Available now!

  • Full price:  $240.00
  • On a 2-year term:  $0
Cricket Wireless (US) | Available now!
  • If you get a new number or upgrade:  $79.99 USD
  • If you bring your number:  $29.99 USD

Alcatel A50 review by PC Mag

About Alcatel:  "TCL Communication designs, develops and markets a diversified range of mobile devices in more than 160 countries under the Alcatel brand. Currently a top-five smartphone manufacturer in North America, Alcatel branded devices from TCL Communication deliver innovative, feature-rich experiences that make access to today's mobile technology simple; offering a diverse portfolio of value-packed products equipped with the technology people want most. TCL Communication is a wholly owned company of TCL Corporation, one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. Alcatel is a trademark of Nokia used under license by TCL Communication."

Source:  Alcatel and Newswire

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