Alcatel bringing Joy Tab tablet, Go Flip 3 with Google Assistant to T-Mobile and Metro


Alcatel has a couple of new devices coming to T-Mobile.

First up is the Alcatel Joy Tab, a new Android tablet that’s launching at T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile this October. It’s got an 8-inch 1280×800 display that supports Night Light, a blue light filter that Alcatel says will help reduce visual fatigue and optimize brightness. Alcatel is also including CloserTV, an app that combines streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and cable and satellite TV all in one place on your device.

The Joy Tab is also equipped with a 5MP rear camera for those times you need to snap a photo with your tablet as well as a 5MP front camera for video calling. There’s a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8765A processor inside this tablet’s body along with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 4080mAh battery.

The LTE bands supported by the Alcatel Joy Tab include 2/4/5/7/12/17/25/26/41/66/71.

There’s no word yet on pricing for the Joy Tab, but Alcatel does tease that it’ll be available at an “ultra-affordable price.”


Also coming to T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile is the Alcatel Go Flip 3. This flip phone runs KaiOS 2.5 and is the first feature flip phone in North America to offer Google services like YouTube, Google Maps, Google Search, and Google Assistant.

The Alcatel Go Flip 3 has a 1.44-inch external display to let you see incoming alerts without opening the phone as well as a 2.8-inch internal display. There’s a 2MP rear camera included with the Go Flip 3 as well as 512MB of RAM, 4GB of ROM, a microSD card slot, and a 1350mAh battery.

Support for LTE bands 2/4/5/12/25/26/41/66/71 is included, too, as is VOLTE and mobile hotspot.

Alcalel’s Go Flip 3 will launch at Metro by T-Mobile later this month, with a release on T-Mobile scheduled for October.

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  • Francisco

    Man, I hope the Go Flip 3 comes with full KaiOS. I was stoked when the first one came out and snatched it up right away. Wound up returning it the next day since T-Mobile and/or Alcatel completely neutered KaiOS for the device.

    • Shaun Michalak

      according to the specs, it is just another propitiatory version.. but it will be going from version 1 from the last go flip phone, to 2.5 for the new version. I think the best thing that they did to it was added support for bands 25, 26, 41, and 71 to it for Metro/T-Mobile customers. Since the last version did not support band 71, there was no way to access the new band 71 towers. Nice to see it added to this one. Also, nice to see that they still are going to have flip phones too.. Some people need them.

  • Acdc1a

    Why can’t we have a flip phone in this form factor that runs a full version of Android? I think they’d sell.

    • Bklynman

      Samsung has one,forgot the name of it,but cost big buck,I believe it is over $1,000. Don’t remember everything about it,I believe it has 4″ screen,flash for the camera, Saw it on ebay,then read Sam,came out updated one.

  • Bklynman

    Great another low end tablet by Alcatel,never had one, What I read about them on Tmo site from ppl who got them most give them bad reviews. Some ppl,say they are ok if don’t expect Ipad/Galaxy performing from them.

    • guest nonstop

      using old one in truck as ELD. MicroUSB port is trash. Hope new device will have usbc.

      • Bklynman

        Not sure what your needs are for your trucking,but u ,or might be better off getting Tab A,it only has 16 gigs those,u can get one from ebay for anywhere from $90-120. Still have my,which I am about to put on ebay myself,never had problem with it,2/16,4glte,but it didn’t come with usbc,or the Lg tablet that Tmo was selling 2 yrs ago that came with a lil speaker box,it was 2/32,I don’t think it had usbc either. Hope this helps you.

  • Baba Ghanush

    on my windows mobile alcatel idol 4s, whatsapp is shutting down as of December 31st this year. I am very much looking forward to this Go flip 3 phone and switch from my slowly dying windows phone :-(