CES may be primarily about TVs, electronic appliances, and other smart gadgets, but that doesn t mean there s no action in the world of smartphones. Alcatel has just unveiled two budget smartphones 1X (2019) and 1C at this year s Consumer Electronics Show. The two come with entry-level specifications, and will be available in multiple regions across the globe this quarter. Also Read - MediaTek teases another premium chipset manufactured on the 6nm Process
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Powered by a MediaTek MT6739 SoC, Alcatel 1X (2019) comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The smartphone has a 5.5-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720×1440 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. There s Android 8.1 Oreo on-board, and there s no certainty when (if ever) Android Pie will arrive. Also Read - Huawei Nova 8 SE smartphone with 66W Super-Fast Charge launch in China
For imaging, the 1X (2019) features a dual-lens rear camera system, comprised of a 13-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor. There s also a 5-megapixel lens up front for selfies and video calls. All standard connectivity options are included in the mix, with a 3,000mAh battery rounding off the spec sheet.
Alcatel 1C: Specifications and features
An entry-level smartphone, Alcatel 1C comes with a Spreadtrum SC7731 chipset. It s helped by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage, with support for microSD cards of up to 32GB. The smartphone has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 480×960 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The software is Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition), so basic tasks shouldn t be that much of a problem.
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Talking about imaging, the 1C includes a single-lens primary camera with a 5-megapixel sensor. For selfies, you get a 2-megapixel sensor. The smartphone has most regular connectivity features (but no fingerprint sensor), and a 2,000mAh battery keeps things running.