At the Mobile World Congress in February this year, Alcatel unveiled its new smartphone series lineup. Now, expanding the portfolio of devices under its budget Alcatel 1 lineup, the company has today launched a new entry-level smartphone — Alcatel 1. This is the same smartphone that was spotted online last week.
The smartphone comes with a 5-inch qHD+ display with screen resolution of 960 x 480 pixels. Interestingly, the phone features a FullView display with screen aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, the device is powered by the MediaTek MT6739 quad-core processor clocked at 1.28GHz.
It packs 1GB RAM and comes with 8GB of internal storage that can be further expanded by the user up to 32GB using a microSD card. In the camera department, the device features a 5-megapixel rear camera that can be interpolated to 8-megapixel. It supports LED flash, and other features like Social Square, Instant Collage, One-Handed Mode, and Photo Booth. On the front side, there’s a 2-megapixel snapper with interpolation up to 5-megapixel.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, a Micro-USB port, and GPS/ A-GPS. In terms of dimensions, the Alcatel 1 measures 137.6×65.7×9.8mm and it weighs 134 grams.
Just like its bigger sibling Alcatel 1X, this one too is a part of Google’s Android Go program and thus, it runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) operating system out of the box. It comes pre-loaded with Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go and Youtube Go. The smartphone is fuelled by a 2000mAh battery that the company claims can provide 8 hours of battery life under 4G usage, and a charging time of roughly 3 hours and 24 minutes.
The Alcatel 1 will be available in three color options — Metallic Blue, Metallic Gold, and Metallic Black. It has been priced at $89 and will be available for purchase in select markets starting from July.