Alcatel Crank Out Brand New Phone Range At MWC

Posted February 26, 2018

Finally, Alcatel has also launched two new Android tablets running Oreo out of the box.

The company announced three new phone series, the 5, 3, and 1.

The Alcatel 5 is the flagship of the new lineup but still costs significantly less than its competitors.

More interesting would be whether the big players in the local market's entry-level segments, Transsion Holdings' sibling trio of iTel, Tecno and Infinix, would be willing to join the Go program and avail Go devices. Here's an overview of all the devices.

At the budget end of the range is the Alcatel 1X, this first device in the all-new 1 Series.

The Alcatel 1T tablets will be available in both 7-inch and 10-inch IPS display, the quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB (IT 10)/8GB (IT7). In terms of specs, it boasts an octa-core processor and a 13MP f/2.0 front-facing dual-lens camera with a secondary 5MP 120-degree super wide-angle lens and built-in LED.

Then there's the Alcatel 3X, which has its own dual rear camera setup with a 13MP sensor and a 5MP wide angle sensor. The interpolation works for the front camera as well, Neowin reports. Alcatel has thrown in a fingerprint reader and Android Nougat as well. They all sport quad-core MediaTek chips, with the 3X and 3V sporting dual camera systems.

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But one model runs full-on Android Oreo. Its design adopts the bezel-less trend of 2017, and it's got two selfie cameras but only one rear shooter. It will be available in color choices of Spectrum Black, Blue, and Gold. They all have numerous same features, like the 18:9 FullView display, facial recognition, and a commitment to Android software updates, but there are a few key differences depending on which model you opt for. With EUR 150 price tag, the device offers 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. Up front, there's a 5-megapixel sensor.

Rounding out the Alcatel 5′s feature set is a 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint reader, and Android Nougat.

The Alcatel 5 available now in certain markets (UK TBC) in metallic gold and black retailing for €229.

After showing them off first at CES 2018, Alcatel has just officially debuted its latest collection of Android smartphones at MWC...

It'll be the first sub-$100AUD device from a major global brand to come with an 18:9 screen. Just like the 1x, the phone also includes 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded, though in this case up to 128GB.

Based on variants, there is either an 8-megapixel or 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front camera. It also includes 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. Oh, and you can also call it the Alcatel 1X if you please. On the software side, this device is running Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). The 7-inch variant will have a resolution of 1024×600 and go on sale for €70 in spring while the 10-inch variant will go on sale for €100 with 1280×800 resolution. The 7-inch model includes 2,580mAh battery which is claimed to last up to 7 hours while the 10-inch model comes with a 4,000mAh battery which is said to last for up to 8 hours of use. The Alcatel 5 will cost under AUD$300 locally and ought to be available some time after the middle of this year.