MWC 2018: Alcatel launches an Android Go phone

Alcatel Revamps Its Smartphones with Supersized Screens

Meanwhile, the company has launched two Android 8.1 Oreo operating system based tablets with 7 and 10 inch IPS screens.

The world's "first complete 18:9 smartphone portfolio" has been fully detailed moments ago at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, following a short CES preview in Vegas last month, and because it contains so many new Android devices, TCL's modernized Alcatel-branded lineup deserves some further explaining. Other features include Android Oreo out-of-the-box, rear fingerprint sensor, and Face Key facial recognition. Powering it is 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6739 processor with 3GB RAM/32GB and 2GB RAM/16GB. Under the hood, there's a quad-core processor packed with up to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It, however, makes up for it with dual cameras on the front, another 13 megapixel f/2.0 sensor paired with a 5 megapixel super wide-angle camera. With EUR 150 price tag, the device offers 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. You'll get a 5.3 inch display with a 16 megapixel camera, and interestingly, it'll also be using the Android Go version of Android Oreo. The 1X runs a version of Android Oreo created to bring premium features to low-priced devices.

If you're looking for a new tablet that you can toss around the house, Alcatel has lobbed a couple of options your way: the Alcatel 1T 10 and 1T 7.

Available in multiple colors starting in April, the Alcatel 1X will start from 99 euros for the single-SIM version and 109 euros for the dual-SIM model. It also includes Google Assistant for Android Go.




The Alcatel 3V costs Euro 190 and is the only smartphone in the Alcatel 3 lineup to offer Full HD+ display. Besides, the phone offers a 12MP camera with f/2.2, 1.25 µm pixel size and dual-tome LED flash.

Theres also an Alcatel 1C that picks up a metal finish and only ships with 3G radios. I wouldn't count on that happening since they already command a large share of the market and have things going their way for them to be bothered by geek obsessions like near-stock Android and guaranteed updates but one is allowed to dream, right? Considering these specs, it's actually impressive to see Android 8.1 Oreo in the About section of the settings, and it's even more impressive that Oreo Go edition is fully serviceable.

The first is to the screen - the 7-inch display only offers a 1280 x 600 pixel count, which will appear about as sharp given it's squished in a little, and it doesn't offer the Eye Care feature. It includes a 5MP front and back cameras, 16GB expandable storage, 1GB RAM, quad-core MediaTek MT8321 processor and 4000mAh battery. It is backed by a 2460mAh battery that is rated to give up to 26 hours of talk time.

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