Verizon’s first Alcatel smartphone is the Avalon V and it costs just $99

It’s a great budget smartphone option for Verizon customers

Verizon's first Alcatel smartphone is the Avalon V and it costs just $99 1

For the first time ever, an Alcatel smartphone is coming to Verizon. Priced at just $99, the Alcatel AVALON V features a scratch resistant Dragontrail 5.34-inch screen with relatively minimal bezels for a budget phone. We especially appreciate how comfortable it is to grip and hold thanks to its fingerprint resistant soft-suede finish.

Under the hood, the AVALON V is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM, that runs alongside 16GB of storage, which can be expended with a microSD card up to 32GB. When it comes to battery, it comes with a 2,460 mAh non-removable battery.

Its single front 2MP camera offers features like 720p video recording, Panorama Mode, Time-Lapse, Instant collage and built-in filters. The phone also comes running Android 8.1 Oreo. And for those who like to keep it old school, there’s even a convenient 3.5mm jack.

Overall, the Alcatel AVALON V is hardly top of the line, but it’s great news for Verizon customers who are looking for a budget smartphone that won’t suck, nor hurt their wallet.

The Alcatel V is available now to purchase from Verizon.

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