Alcatel is releasing two new budget phones

Alcatel is releasing two new phones at a very low budget later this year.

The new Alcatel 1 Series, comprised of the 1X (2019) and 1C (2019) models offer what budget-minded customers need, and not much else. Both models feature a bit more bezel than higher-end models, but have thoughtful features like non-slip finishes and decent battery life.

“We’ve always believed that quality devices with the latest technology should be accessible to all, regardless of your budget,” said Peter Lee, General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing at TCL Communication. “We’re proud that we’ve remained true to this commitment to our customers, and the all-new Alcatel 1X and 1C prove that having a modern smartphone doesn’t have to be determined solely by what you can spend.”

The Alcatel 1X offers a 5.5-inch 720p+ screen, 13MP + 2MP rear facing dual camera, 16GB of expandable storage and a fingerprint sensor. Alcatel also offers facial recognition for unlocking the phone. The new 1X comes in blue or black.

The Alcatel 1C ships with Android Go, a version of Android intended for lower-spec smartphones, allowing faster software performance on slower hardware thanks to streamlined Google apps and a smaller operating system size. The hardware on offer includes a 5-inch 480p+ display, 5MP rear camera, 8GB of expandable storage, and a quad-core processor. Colour options include blue, black, and pink.

Neither model is confirmed for Australia yet, but pricing will likely be around AU$100 considering the company’s previous offerings. The Alcatel 1X will be launched overseas for under EUR€120 and the 1C for less than EUR€70.

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