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.
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).