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CES 2019: Alcatel 1C (2019) With Android Go and Alcatel 1X (2019) Announced

At the ongoing CES, Alcatel has announced two new budget devices, the Alcatel 1X and 1C. The new smartphones are the successors to the 2018 models. Let’s take a look at both the devices below:

Technical Specifications:

Alcatel 1X:

The Alcatel 1X is the higher-end variant among the two. It features a 5.5-inch HD+ display with 2.5D curved glass on top. Design-wise, there is a rear mounted fingerprint scanner located at the centre. The back of the phone also houses a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The secondary camera is a 2MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. For selfies, there is a 5MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture.

On the hardware front, the Alcatel 1X is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6739 chipset coupled with a PowerVR GPU onboard. It packs 2GB RAM and offers 16GB internal memory, which can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. The device is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

Alcatel 1C:

The Alcatel 1C is an affordable device and is a toned-down variant of the 1X. It comes with slightly smaller 5.3-inch FHD+ display with 2.5D curved glass. The rear of the phone features a textured finish. The device ships in Volcano Black and Enamel Blue colours.

The Alcatel 1C features a Spreadtrum SC7731E processor coupled with 1GB RAM. It offers 8GB inbuilt memory, expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The smartphone has a 5MP rear and 2MP front camera.  

The Alcatel 1C is an Android Go smartphone and runs Andoid 8.1 Oreo Go which is designed to run on low-end devices. The device is powered by a 2,000mAh battery. The Alcatel 1C lacks a fingerprint scanner and face unlock as well.

Pricing & Availability:

Both the Alcatel 1X and 1C (2019) will be available in select countries. The 1X will be available in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle-East. The smartphone will go on sale in Q1 2019 at a price tag of $120 (~Rs 8,500). As for the 1C, the device will roll out in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe in Q1 2019, priced at $80 (~Rs 5,635).

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