MWC 2018: Alcatel launches an Android Go phone

Alcatel Revamps Its Smartphones with Supersized Screens

The 6-inch 3V, 5.7-inch 3X and 5.5-inch 3 have numerous same features as the Alcatel 5, such as facial recognition. Google's Android Go Edition smartphones come with pre-loaded Google Go apps which are developed for low memory devices.

Powering the phone is a MediaTek MT6750 SoC, 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of storage. The company has unveiled as many as five smartphones and two tablets. It measures 152.35 x 71.1 x 8.45 mm and weighs 144 grams.

The phone's rear camera comes in at 13-megapixels, with the front shooter sporting 5-megapixels. It is backed by a MediaTek MT8735A quad-core processor clocked at 1.45GHz and offers 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It includes a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ (1440x720p) resolution.

The Alcatel 1T 7 and the Alcatel 1T 10 (full specs at the links here) are dirt cheap tablets that are here to impress with price, not with features.

The handset comes in two variants: either 32GB of internal storage with 3GB of RAM or 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM.

Other features includes a rear fingerprint sensor, Face Key facial recognition, and Type-C with support for fast charging.

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In the 3 series there are 3 different models. The main highlight of the Alcatel 5 is the integration of face unlocking mechanism paired with dual front camera sensors.

As we mentioned, the company alongside also launched new smartphones, and these included one of the first Android Go smartphones - the Alcatel 1X.

All three new phones sport taller displays with an 18:9 aspect ratio as opposed to the more typical 16:9 style.

Rounding out the Alcatel 5′s feature set is a 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint reader, and Android Nougat. There's a microSD card slot, but there's only 16GB of internal space.

Android Go is nearly the same of the Top, which left only the most basic functions, which allowed to reduce resource consumption to a minimum. The Alcatel 3 and 3X will be hitting the market in March and April, while the Alcatel 3V will be available in select markets starting today. 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 mid-tier 5.7-inch Alcatel 5 is the company's premium phone with a focus on photography. The Alcatel 1X with single SIM and dual SIM support will be available in April for Euro 100 and Euro 110 respectively. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM Radio, and MicroUSB 2.0 port.


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