TCL’s Alcatel brand this past weekend introduced the 1X as the company’s first phone to run Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition (Android Go). The entry-level device will be offered in single-SIM and dual-SIM variations when it goes on sale in April.
As we might expect for an Android Go phone, the Alcatel 1X features hardware that’s along the lower end of the spectrum. However, thanks to the optimization in the software, it’s designed to run smoothly no matter what the configuration.
The Alcatel 1X features a 5.3-inch display at 960 x 480 pixel resolution in an 18:9 aspect ratio. Powered by a quad-core MediaTek 1.28GHz processor, the handset comes with a choice of 1GB and 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
As for cameras, the 1X boasts a 13-megapixel rear shooter with f/2.0 aperture, EIS, and HDR. Around front we locate an 8-megapixel shooter with selfie flash.
Other hardware specifications include a 2,420mAh battery, microUSB charging port, a memory card slot, and support for LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi.
Some variants of the Alcatel 1X will include a fingerprint reader; the phone launches in April with a suggested price of 99,99EUR and 109,99EUR for the single-SIM and dual-SIM configurations, respectively. It’s not clear if, or when, the device could come to the US.