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The TCL Communications-owned brand, Alcatel today took to the stage at CES 2019 to announce two new affordable smartphones. The company has announced the next-generation 2019 variant of its Alcatel 1X and 1C. The new smartphones are called Alcatel 1X (2019) and Alcatel 1C (2019). Both the smartphones feature a large FullView display, run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and are targeted at emerging markets. The Alcatel 1x (2019) will go on sale in the first quarter of 2019 in Europe, Middle East, North America and Africa in the first quarter of 2019, while the Alcatel 1c will hit stores in Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East
The Alcatel 1x sports 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). It is equipped with a 3,000mAh battery, rated to deliver up to 420 hours of standby time on 4G networks.
In the imaging department, the Alcatel 1x (2019) pack a dual rear camera set-up consisting of a 13-megapixel (f/2.0) primary sensor and a 2-megapixel (f/2.4) secondary sensor with support for features such as bokeh shots, refocus, panorama, and EIS for video stabilization. On the front is a 5-megapixel (f/2.4) camera accompanied by a selfie flash which also facilitates face unlock. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication – the company also plans to launch another version of the Alcatel 1x (2019) that will miss out on the fingerprint sensor.
The Alcatel 1C (2019) is an entry-level smartphone with Android Go branding. Alcatel 1c (2019) runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) and features a 5.3-inch qHD+ (480×960 pixels) FullView display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D Dragontrail glass for protection. The affordable smartphone is powered by a quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731E SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM.
In terms of camera, Alcatel 1c features a 5-megapixel (f/2.4) rear camera that supports features such as HDR, night mode and panorama among others, while a 2-megapixel (f/2.4) front camera takes care of selfies. The smartphone comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). It is equipped with a 2,000mAh battery, rated to deliver up to 28 hours of standby time on 3G networks.
The Alcatel 1x (2019) offers 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, FM radio, and a 3.5mm audio jack for connectivity options.