You know what’s better than three cameras on a phone? That’s right, four cameras on a phone. That seems to be the logic behind Alcatel’s just-announced Flash smartphone, and — at least on paper — it’s hard to argue with the math.
The new smartphone is the result of what was probably an inevitable match-up between a device with two rear-facing cameras and one with two front-facing cameras (remember the LG V10?), making it the first in the world to sport four lenses. The two cameras on the rear each house a 13MP sensor, while the two on the front comprise a 8MP+5MP combo.
The advantages of having two cameras on both the front and back of the device are pretty much what we’ve come to expect: Alcatel touts the phone’s “Super Selfie Mode,” which lets users blur either the foreground or background of a selfie via using software, giving the picture the illusion of a shallower depth of field.
The phone also includes a Mediatek Helio X20 deca-core processor (yes, that’s ten cores), has a 5.5-inch IPS display, and (unfortunately) runs Android Marshmallow. Alcatel hasn’t released any pricing or availability information yet.