Alcatel Flash Plus to sell for Php6,490 on May 15
We’ve finally gotten final word about the release date and the suggested retail price of the Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus. This, after several inquiries and follow-up with the vendor in the last several weeks.
While our earlier report stated a target date of May 1, 2015 and a suggested retail price of Php6,990, nothing is really final until all things are cleared from different stakeholders (customs, NTC, distributor, vendor).
As such, the original plan was revised.
The release date is now scheduled for May 15. Lazada will still have exclusive distribution rights (for the first 3 months) so there will be no inventory in shops and kiosks until after August 15, 2015.
Lazada will formally announce the sale on May 12 during a media release.
The final SRP is pegged at Php6,490 for the 16GB model. Only the slate color will be released on the first batch of 2,500 units.
You can read about our first impressions and benchmark results here.
Author’s Note: We were consulted by Alcatel as to the SRP of the Flash Plus and we gave 3 price points, Php6,990 being the highest SRP of all 3 suggestions. They gave us permission to report the Php6,990 price. This is the reason why we published Php6,990 in our previous stories — and, in case they changed their minds afterwards and after we repeatedly urged them to go lower, the final SRP will still be below what we reported.