Alcatel launched a number of smartphones at Mobile World Congress early this year. While Alcatel 1X was the lower tier device in its portfolio, a new leak shows there will be an even cheaper device from the company soon.
Alcatel 1, which has now surfaced over in Russia, will be the cheapest smartphone based on Android Oreo (Go Edition). It is not clear when the smartphone will be launched or how much it will cost but it should be priced lower than the €100 price tag of Alcatel 1X. Alcatel is known for selling low-tier devices in Europe and US market and with Alcatel 1, the company is further penetrating that segment.
In terms of specifications, the Alcatel 1 features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 960 x 480 pixels and support for taller 18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the smartphone is a MediaTek MT6739 SoC, which has a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.3GHz. There is 1GB of RAM and 8GB expandable storage, which is standard for an Android Go edition device. On the camera front, the Alcatel 1X offers 5-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel selfie camera.
The Alcatel 1 runs Android Oreo (Go Edition), a customized version of Android that aims to simplify user experience on low-end devices. It comes with apps optimized for lower end processors like Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Gmail Go among others. The Play Store has also been customized to offer Go optimized apps directly to consumers.
Watch: Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) First Look
The smartphone comes with connectivity options like Cat 4 LTE with downlink support for 150Mbps and uplink of 50Mbps. It also supports WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and dual-SIM functionality. The smartphone measures 137.6 x 65.7 x 9.8mm in dimensions and weighs around 134 grams. According to Helpix, the smartphone will be available in gold, blue and black color options.