4 years ago, the smartphone market was flooded with overpriced “high”-range smartphones that ended up being obsolete 6 months later. Then, Motorola came along with its Moto G and pretty much changed the entire perception of what a mid-range smartphone should be. Since then, the market shifted its direction and now every big company is trying to tear their competitors apart with cheap but powerful phones.
One of said companies is Leagoo, a relatively new company (2014) that specializes on mid-range Android devices such as the Leagoo Alfa 2, a pretty decent smartphone with a (kind of) unique feature: a fully functional touchpad on the back of the phone.
This touchpad allows for some extra controls on some apps like the camera, and it also lets you wake the screen up and open a pre-configured app with just a double tap. Now, let’s get into some details.
Technical specifications of the Leagoo Alfa 2
The Alfa 2 comes with a 1.3 GHz, quad-core processor (the actual model wasn’t specified by the company); 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage expandable up to 64 GB via microSD slot. The screen is a 5.0-inch IPS panel with an HD resolution of 1280x720p.
The cameras are pretty good as well, packing 13 MP on the back camera and 5 MP on the front-facing one. The back camera comes with a Sony sensor and flash, but other than that it’s pretty much a standard mid-end camera. Although, if you’re a selfie enthusiast, you’re gonna love the Alfa 2’s front-facing integrated flash.
In regards of the software, the Alfa 2 comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop. I know, I know; It’s definitely not as good as the last version (Marshmallow). But for what it’s worth; it’s not that far behind.
The Leagoo Alfa 2 is expected to arrive on multiple international markets this January, and it will be available in midnight black, dazzling white, champagne gold and sweet pink (you’ll find images of each color in the gallery down below). Other than that, the release details are very scarce.