Alcatel has unveiled the 1X smartphone in the U.S. The Alcatel 1X was first unveiled at MWC 2018 in Barcelona and later on in India with the device coming out as the world’s first Android Go smartphone. It also enters the U.S market as the first Android Go phone that will be sold there. The device is already available for preorder on Amazon and will go on sale from June 4.
Specs wise, Alcatel 1X features a 5.3-inch display that supports a low resolution of 960 x 480 pixels but with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Since it is a low-end phone, it is driven by MediaTek MT6739 chipset featuring a quad-core processor. The processor is paired with 1GB of RAM while there is 8GB of storage onboard. There s a second variant with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
The 1X packs an 8MP camera at the rear with LED flash. It supports full HD video shooting and is enabled with support for Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS). At the front, there is a 5MP selfie camera also with LED flash. The front camera has a face recognition functionality called Face Key. Fuelling the device is a 2,460mAh battery. While the interface is provided by stock Android 8.1 Oreo (Android Go edition).
The Alcatel 1X will work unlocked with GSM carriers in the US such as AT&T and T-Mobile. The device comes with a $99 price tag which is quite pricey for a budget phone.