Alcatel recently unveiled the Alcatel 1x which happened to be it’s first Android Go smartphone. The 1x also rank as the first model to launch under the Android Go program. Apart from that, the phone comes with a budget pricing, available in the U.S for just $99. Alcatel has even taken its budget offering even further lower with the Alcatel 1 which has been spotted in Russia.
The specs and features of the Alcatel 1 was listed recently by a Russian blog but it’s still unclear when it will be launched or how much it will cost. However, it is likely going to be much cheaper that the $99 1x.
The new entry-level model also runs Android Oreo (Go Edition) just like its predecessor. This is perhaps the only spectacular thing about the model. All other specifications are rather uninspiring. The Alcatel 1 packs a 5-inch 18:9 touchscreen with a resolution of 480×960 pixels. The device gets it’s juice from a MediaTek MT6739 SoC, which has a 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU. MediaTek has basically turned into the go to guy when shopping for a entry-level SoC. The device is also equipped with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage, which you should find barely workable with the special Go apps suite that takes up less space than you’d expect. In addition, the phone comes with Cat.4 LTE connectivity, although only up to Cat. (150Mbps down, 50Mbps up), GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and dual-SIM functionality. Its dimensions are 137.6 x 65.7 x 9.8 mm and it weighs 134g.
The Alcatel 1 will be available in gold, blue, and black. The is presently no word yet on the pricing and availability.