LEAGOO Malaysia has announced its Alfa 2 smartphone. A sub-RM500 smartphone that’s big on selfie and it comes with a unique touchpad at the back. Even with its entry-level price tag, it gets some uprated refinements including a smooth 2.5D glass at the front.
The LEAGOO Alfa 2 has a 5″ HD 720p screen and it runs on a 1.3GHz Quad-Core Mediatek processor. On-board it gets 1GB of RAM and has 16GB of storage that can be expanded further with microSD. The rear cover is removable but it only gives you access to its dual-SIM and microSD slots as the 2,600mAh battery is non-removable. In terms of connectivity, it supports dual-SIMs up to 3G only. The device has the typical 3 capacitive buttons upfront and the home key doubles up as a notification light.
Its photography credentials are quite impressive for this price range. The back gets a 13MP Sony Sensor with dual-tone LED flash, while the front gets a 5MP shooter that also has its own flash light for better-lit selfies. The neat party trick is a touchpad that’s called the Ion Smart Touch located just underneath the camera. This is somewhat similar to the O-Touch panel on the OPPO N1. It recognises taps, swipes and long presses, allowing you to interact the device easier with a single hand. The touch pad allows you to take photos, double tap to wake and to scroll around image galleries by swiping from either left or right.
The build is pretty decent for a budget device and it looks quite similar to OPPO’s R7 Lite especially in its gold colour version. Overall it weighs 140 grams and has a thickness of 7.5mm. The Alfa 2 is priced at RM449 and it is available with a choice of 4 colours – dark blue, white, gold and pink. Out of the box, it currently runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
For more information, head over to the Leagoo Alfa 2 product page.