Jan 10, 2019

Alcatel Announces Entry-level Phones Alcatel 1X (2019) and Alcatel 1C (2019)

Alcatel's two new budget iterations, which boast of FullView Displays, are targeted at emerging markets.

Alcatel has upped its game in the budget-friendly smartphone segment as it finally launches a duo of affordable handsets, the Alcatel 1X (2019) and the Alcatel 1C (2019), at CES 2019. Both smartphones, which feature FullView Displays, will reportedly be targeted at emerging markets.

Alcatel 1X (2019) Features and Specifications

The more premium variant between the two, the Alcatel 1X (2019) features a 5.5-inch FullView Display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Its screen is also covered with 2.5D Dragontrail glass. TCL claims that the device comes with an 83% screen-to-body ratio.

The Alcatel 1X (2019) is powered by the same chipset which fueled its predecessor, the MediaTek MT6739. It packs rear dual cameras, courtesy of 13MP + 2MP camera sensors with the secondary sensor able to to produce real-time bokeh effects. Meanwhile, the main camera can record 1080p video. On its front, a 5MP selfie camera sits comfortably with a face unlock support feature.

As per Alcatel, there will be two versions of this variant, one of which is equipped with a fingerprint reader while the other one isn't. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and works on a 3,000mAh battery.

Alcatel 1C (2019) Features and Specifications

The Alcatel 1C (2019) boasts of a 5.0-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 960 pixels. The device is fueled by a Spreadtrum SC7731E chipset, coupled with 1GB RAM and an expandable 8GB of internal storage.

In the camera department, the Alcatel 1C (2019) is also tamed. It only features a 5MP rear camera while the selfie camera is equipped with a 2MP sensor. Both cameras come with LED flash. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is juiced by a 2,000mAh battery.

Alcatel 1X (2019) and Alcatel 1C (2019) Pricing and Availability

The Alcatel 1X carries a price tag of USD 120 (around PHP 6,300) and will go on sale during the first quarter of 2019 in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Africa. The Alcatel 1C (2019), which is priced at USD 70 (around PHP 3,700) should hit the stores in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America around the same time.