Alcatel Mobile Phones

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For the telecommunications solutions provider also named Alcatel, see Alcatel-Lucent.
Products Telecommunications devices
Parent TCL Communication
Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3

Alcatel (previously Alcatel ONETOUCH) is a brand of mobile handsets owned by Chinese electronics company TCL Corporation. It was established in 2004 as a joint venture between Alcatel-Lucent (45%) and TCL (55%).[1] In 2005 the joint venture was dissolved and TCL acquired Alcatel's 45 percent share. Since then, Alcatel became a wholly owned subsidiary group of TCL.

TCL Mobile Limited (former name: T&A Mobile Phones Limited) is a member of TCL Communication listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE: 2618) which was established in August 2004 by TCL Communication and Alcatel.[2]

TCL Mobile Limited manages three business units: Alcatel, TCL Mobile Phones and Brand Design Lab. Alcatel-Lucent later sold its shares in TCL and is no longer related to the Alcatel mobile phone brand.[3]


In 2012, Alcatel won an International Forum Design iF design award for its One Touch 818 and the Onetouch 355 Play models.[4]


The first Alcatel phone was the OT Easy HF. It was released in 1998, and had a battery standby life of up to 140 hours.


  1. ^ Withers, Paul. "Alcatel eyes mid-tier move". Mobile News Online. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Potato Company Profile". 
  3. ^ "The Disillusion of TCL and Alcatel". 
  4. ^ "ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Wins 2 iF Design Awards". Retrieved 1 December 2014. 

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