This year CES has been exciting for certain brands in the markets. Alcatel is one such brand that announced two new Android smartphones for the masses at this event. The handsets have got no notch, and they carry tall 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphones are compact, have a fingerprint reader, and has a metal shell, while still maintaining the budget.
Alcatel 1x (2019) Specs
The Alcatel 1x (2019) is the entry-level model, and it has decent specifications at an unquestionably cheap price. The handset carries a 5.5” 720p+ IPS panel, that is sharper than its predecessors. The handset has 2.5D Dragontrail glass, so there is no Gorilla Glass protection. At the price of $120/€120, it is a significantly cheap deal.
The optics on the cameras are an upgrade too. There exists a 13MP primary shooter along with a 2MP depth sensor. The handset capabilities to record 1080p/30 video. The smartphone has a 5MP selfie camera, which now supports face unlock. The internal storage on the Alcatel 1x (2019) is 16GB, and you have an option to put a microSD card.
Under the hood, the Alcatel 1x (2019) exists a MediaTek MT6739 (quad Cortex-A53) CPU clocked at 1.5Ghz. The handset comes along with 2GB of RAM and runs Android 8.1 Oreo (not Go edition). The battery on the handset is a whopping 3,000 mAh, and it will be enough to run the smartphone throughout the day. There will be two versions of the phone – one with a fingerprint reader and one without. The latter will rely on the selfie camera.
The Alcatel 1x (2019) will soon go available in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Alcatel 1c (2019) Specs
The company announces Alcatel 1c as the second model at CES. Well, this is another cheap model, and it costs just at €70. The handset is an Android Go Edition phone, and as the price says, the handset is low on specifications.
The Alcatel 1c is a tiny smartphone with 5” 18:9 screen (480 x 960px). The smartphone powers a quad-core CPU along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. One can expand the storage via microSD card slot up to 32GB. Go apps on the smartphone are enough for low RAM and storage on the handset.
Rest, the Alcatel 1c features a 5MP camera on the rear. The camera records at 720p/30 that is impressive for its price tag. TAt front there exists a 2MP selfie camera, and the smartphone will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. The handset will get no LTE support, and the handset will feature 3GB only.
The Alcatel 1c is coming to Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.