Alcatel OneTouch’s Flash 2 to get Marshmallow update in March 2016

Posted on Dec 21 2015 - 3:11pm by Melba Bernad

The Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2’s operating system will be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in March 2016, according to a company executive.

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The new Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with many features, including fingerprint support, improved RAM management, more powerful computing capabilities, mobile payments, and battery saving features.

At a thanksgiving dinner for media and bloggers, Albert Wong, General Manager of the Mobile Internet Group at TCL Communication, also announced that the Flash 2, which is exclusively being sold online at Lazada.com.ph, will be sold at physical retail stores starting mid-January.

Albert Wong

Albert Wong, General Manager of the Mobile Internet Group at TCL Communication.

Wong noted that the Flash 2 has been selling well online. At Lazada, it is the No. 1 brand in terms of sales volume, and is the second best-selling product in terms of units, among all product categories.

The flagship phone, which is currently available only in volcanic grey, will soon be available in white and rose gold, according to Wong.

Wong also revealed that accessories for Alcatel Flash 2’s camera will also be announced in early February next. “The Flash is all about building the best camera phone experience, that is why we will be announcing new camera accessories to make the product more fun.”

Flash 2 boasts an improved camera technology. The 13.0-megapixel rear camera features RealTone Dual Flash which provides extra advantage in low light conditions while maintaining natural colors. Its 5.0-megapixels front camera has LED flash.

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Powered by a 64-bit Octacore 1.3GHz MediaTek MK6753 processor, the OneTouch Flash 2 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and has 2GB of RAM which is expandable to 16GB through internal storage.

The device has a 5.0 IPS high-definition LCD screen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. For better connectivity, Flash 2 has Wi-Fi, Blutooth 4.0 and GPS.

The Android smartphone has dual SIM and dual LTE features and energized by 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery.

About the Author

MELBA V. BERNAD started her career as an IT journalist with Computerworld Philippines which she joined in December 1993. She was Editor of the publication when she left in March 2013. Melba is currently Manila-based Editor of Networks Asia (Singapore), SMBWorld Asia (Singapore), and CFO Innovation Asia (Hong Kong). She is a two-time awardee of the Catholic Mass Media Awards (Best News Coverage in 2003 and Best News Coverage (Print) in 2004). She was also an awardee of the first Philippine Cyberpress Journalism Award. Melba is a co-publisher and concurrent Editor in Chief of Upgrade Magazine.

18 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. dendi nugroho January 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    any info regarding Alcatel Onetouch Flash plus? do it will stay in KitKat or it will be upgrade to lollypop or even Marsmellow?
    How can I get the upgrade OTA?

  2. Grey January 23, 2016 at 1:25 am - Reply

    no, there is no more coming update to afp haha so u just cry haha

  3. Rhowen February 25, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Sir i would like to ask about upgrading the os of my alcatel flash 2 if it is safe, and in the upgrade information it telling that the said upgrade fix the camera issue like producing blurred photos when taking pictures in higher angle. Thanks

  4. Mj March 21, 2016 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Fuck no more updates.. .

  5. randy March 23, 2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

    any news about the marshmallow update for alcatel flash 2. March 2016 is almost over… come on guys.

  6. mhar March 26, 2016 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Still waiting for update..

  7. mhar March 26, 2016 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Wala pa rin update?

    • mhar March 28, 2016 at 6:42 am - Reply

      Anong petsa na?

  8. mhar April 2, 2016 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Still waiting for the update..

  9. Drigs April 12, 2016 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    End of April daw ang update to Marshmallow kasi nasa beta stage pa. Kpag okay na at saka i-release.

  10. Choypo April 14, 2016 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Hoping not hopeless

  11. Amiss April 22, 2016 at 4:41 am - Reply

    in few days april will over but no updating, why?

  12. Hamidy April 28, 2016 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Hallo Mr Albert Wong Fei Hong, where is the update that u promised will be on March 2016,until now no update. Promise only la….. Haiyaaaaa………

  13. henny May 11, 2016 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    this phone is good, with front camera and GMS,13MP Samsung camera, I have one, and very cheap, here to buy ,really cheap http://www.tinydeal.com/alcatel-flash-2-octa-core-13mp-samsung-cam-android-60-ready-4g-phone-px38hci-p-159129.html

  14. Amanda May 13, 2016 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Hello , there is a Alcatel Flash2 smartphone european edition with octa-core 64-bit android 6.0 ready 4G 13MP samsung smart wake, it is really excellent, come and have a look here: http://bit.ly/1XmCnjm

    • aloaha August 29, 2016 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      That is not a mobile with 6 but 5.1. The ad just says it can be upgraded one day to 6

      anyway. it is august now and we still have not seen the march update. pretty big pity. never alcatel again

  15. afzul hossain May 18, 2016 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    i’m having some problem, when i check for updates for my Flash 2. Dialog box shown (your system was damaged, wirless update is disabled!).

    I was root my flash 2 with king root soft for playing games. how do i resolve this problem & uninstall king root soft permanently from my device?

    thanks

  16. joe mhar July 8, 2016 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I have bought yesterday ALCATEL FLUSH PLUS 2. 3gb/32-gb via lazada here in Philippines.
    My phone suggest new updates.
    anyone comments about this updates?

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