TCL Communications on Tuesday introduced new additions to its Alcatel 1 line of smartphones with the Alcatel 1X (2019) and Alcatel 1C. The pair of phones continue in the brand’s tradition of low-cost phones with modern features and offer new designs.
With a 5.5-inch Full View Display, the Alcatel 1X comes in Pebble Black and Pebble Blue color options and offers up a texture that is resistant to both slips and scratches.
The phone is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo and provides consumers with a 13-megapixel/2-megapixel rear dual camera configuration. Other key hardware includes a quad-core 1.5GHz processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. A microSD card slot allows for up to 128GB worth of external media.
As far as software enhancements and options, the Alcatel 1X has a handful of tricks up its sleeve. FACE KEY, for instance, is facial recognition software which lets you secure your phone in a truly unique manner. Also, the camera has post-shot camera refocusing, meaning you can pick the focal point and depth of field even after you’ve snapped a picture.
The Alcatel 1X will be available in select markets in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa starting at under $120 USD/€120 EUR beginning later this quarter.
Designed for emerging markets and first-time smartphone users, the Alcatel 1C runs Android Oreo Go edition. The 5-inch experience comes in Volcano Black, Enamel Blue and Blush Pink colors.
In terms of specifications, the Alcatel 1C houses a quad-core 1.3GHz processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. Additional storage can be had via the microSD card slot which allows for up to 32GB.
Pricing here will start at €70 EUR with the phone reaching Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.