Alcatel Flash Plus to sell for Php6,490 on May 15

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.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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47 Responses

  1. baka naman lazada exclusive (limited and always out of stock) price lang to? pati ba sa mga physical store come august 15 ganito pa rin ang price??

  2. cK says:

    Wew! Pinagpawisan ako konti dun ah! Buti na lang less than the published price

  3. LJ says:

    may usb otg po ba ito?

  4. Easy E says:

    Kudos to Alcatel TCL dahil nakikinig sila sa consumers di katulad ng oppo atbp na ang kapal ng mukha magpresyo. Now Asus your turn.

    • Alligator Kap says:

      Well said bro. Well said.

    • Jhason says:

      Tama ganyan na ganyan din tingin ko sa Oppo. Hahaha

    • Carlo says:

      Haha, tama ang ibang local brands kase analakas mag commercial mas mahal pa sa original kawawa tuloy yung mga taong bili lng ng bili akala makakamura. ayan tuloy napapamura kapag may defect hahaha

  5. NotaSheep says:

    Well, more headroom for the Meizu M1 note and the Asus Zenfone 2 now that Alcatel is “Online” exclusive… wrong move Alcatel… wrong move…

    • definitely, alcatel’s marketing arm is not thinking clearly. BOBO moves.

    • archie says:

      Hindi naman wrong move kung di naman nila gagayahin ang Xiaomi na malayo ang agwat ng selling dates. Ang gawin na lang ng alcatel e limited sa 2 o isa ang mabibili per account para walang hoarding.

  6. archie says:

    Hanep may marketing dictating power pala ang yugatech! Ok guys ihanda ang pera sa May 15. I’m sure mababawasan na ang maghihintay sa Xiaomi dahil sa Asus at Alcatel.

  7. Welsh says:

    Hi Abe,

    Are you coming up with a full review on Alcatel Flash Plus?

    It would be really great if you would release the full review daysss before the selling date (May 15).

    Thank you.

  8. haguri says:

    So in August pa to lalabas sa kiosk store?
    .kung oo, Tagal naman :(

  9. haguri says:

    Im sure wala pang minuets ubos na yan sa lazada………… hindi rin ako marunung mag lazada lol……..12 years old pa ako kaya hindi ako marunung bumili sa mga online na yan……..sana in May 20 meron na yan sa mga kiosk store

  10. kris says:

    pinagpawisan pa daw ang loko kala mo naman importante to. haha LOL

  11. Lily says:

    Akala ko May 1 ang release. Well, anywaysss mauunahan sila ng Asus.
    Yung mga taong bibili ang mamomroblema ngayon kung ano bibilin.

    May 10 ba o May 15 sila bibili ng phone :)

    • Lem says:

      TCL M2U 3N. Phone model nya sa China, currently on sale din sya sa China for 899 Yuan, 6450PHP sa atin. Bang for the buck to!

  12. Anderson says:

    baka dahil delayed ang bentahan kaya nila binaba into 6450php yung price?

  13. ang tagal nmn sa mga stores! zf2 na lang ako! haixt!

  14. jharly says:

    basta ako hintayin ko na lang xa sa may 15, sana lang worth it ung paghihintay

  15. J says:

    Mas gusto ko makilatis muna bago ko bilhin. Kung after 3 months pa magiging available to sa mga brick and mortar shops e baka marami nang naglabasan na ibang options.

    Whatever their reason is, that is a bad move na sana di pa final tulad ng srp niya.

    Makapag lynx na nga lang o mas mahal na meizu and enjoy my phone now…

  16. Kenneth says:

    Removable batt po ba ito ?

  17. Samuel says:

    Hindi siya full hd, saiyans.

  18. raven says:

    sure na po ba ang price nito? baka patungan to ng lazada.. wag sana

  19. kazuya says:

    I believe it will be a bad move for Alcatel to allow the item to be exclusively offered by Lazada alone. Filipino’s are not really a big fan of online shopping. Aside from that we also want to check the item’s capability first in our own hands before buying one.. But I really do hope that Alcatel will do offer the phone in their kiosk sooner.

  20. Ryan Boyet says:

    Ask ko lang kung magiging available sya sa mga physical stores?or yung mga lazada lang?
    sana meron sa mga kiosks

  21. Sone says:

    Aw balak ko pa naman sanang bumili . may katanungan lang po ako.
    1. May warranty po ba ito pag bumili ako sa Lazada ? At saan po ba ang service center ng Alcatel ?
    2. Advice naman po about sa batt kasi kung non removable sya at kung nag-hang, ano po pwedeng gawin ? Thanks :)

  22. Jhason says:

    this is a very good budget phone!
    dont ask for more with its price.

  23. LJ says:

    Ah eh may led notificator/indicator/indication/ notification ba ito oh wala?

  24. Zobel says:

    There should be a comparo of the following:

    Firefly Mobile Intense LTE 64 Bit
    Alcatel Flash +
    AsusZenfone a
    Meizu M1 Note

    at sa 4 na yan Firefly lang ang truly available nationwide lelz. There’s really something wrong with this picture.

  25. kent says:

    sana di agad mag malfunction ang touchscreen nito. yan pa nman mga issues sa mga alcatel phone.

  26. Hi, ask ko lang dun sa non removable battery may reset button po ba? for ex pressing the power button for a long tine then it will forcefully shutdown? just like the Alcatel Onetouch Scribe Easy?

  27. Laizen says:

    Whew.. may 15 tapos lazada pa? Eh andami nagrereklamo sa lazada.. ill go nalang for the meizu m1 note kc pde mo pa ma test in ur hands and its fhd and higher freq.. and if u got problems in storage ehh support nmn ito ang otg… wrong move alcatel..

    • DRi012 says:

      still waiting for the review of afp… yuga pls pakisama ung multitouch, notification led, at ung pixel density nia na 264ppi compared sa zf5(eto ung phone ko e)…

  28. flavio says:

    impressed ako sa specs ng ASUS zenfone 2 551ml lalo na dun sa 4GB RAM variant. kaso walang pambili…

    impressed ako sa CM ONE, sa price point, kaso parang hati ang reception dahil sa may “issues” daw…

    ngayon, impressed ako sa specs at price point ng flash plus at mukhang eto na kukuhanin ko. buti hindi pa ko nakabili ng CM ONE at di kagandahan ang picture quality…

    sana i offer din eto sa postpaid @ lower plan kahit mga hanggang P500.

  29. lyn says:

    Sana marami silang e sale this coming august sana malaman natin kilan ulit mg sale kasi plan kung bumili sa august

  30. lyn says:

    Sana ma update nila ako kung anong date ulit mg sale ang afp sa august kasi august pa plan q bumili nito sana ipa alam na nila yung date pra makapaghanda na ako..

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