As already mentioned earlier, the TCL communication introduced two new smartphones in the Alcatel 1 series- Alcatel 1X 2019 and Alcatel 1C 2019. These devices are a sequel of the original Alcatel series smartphones that were unveiled at MWC 2018. Being an upgraded version, they now come up with a bigger and better display screen thus adding more value for its price. Though it is not similar to other high-end smartphones, still the Alcatel 1X in Dubai offers cutting edge features thus ensuring to offer great smartphone experience. These are pretty much entry level smartphones that are quite suitable for all those new smartphone users. Let us look further into more details of the Alcatel 1X release date, specifications, features, and price.
Despite being the budget handset, the Alcatel 1X 2019 holds an attractive design with its 5.5-inches display screen that takes up most of the front end of the screen, 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution. Though these exists bezels around, still the look and feel of the handset is fair enough. The company has preferred Pebble paint for the handsets thus ensuring to have a soft and grippy finish. The power and volume buttons are located on the right end thus making it easy to reach. On the left end, there is a Sim tray, and on the top end, you can find a headphone jack. The bottom end houses a speaker and a microphone. It comes in with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, but it is specific only for certain locations. However, there is a Face key for all the Alcatel 1X models which is its own face unlock system. It measures 146.35×68.8×8.3mm and measures at 130gms.
Talking about its internal specifications, the Alcatel 1X packs in a MediaTek MT6739ww chipset coupled with 2GB RAM. There is a 16GB of internal storage that is pretty good for the entry-level smartphones. Additionally, Alcatel 1X features a microSD slot that allows the storage to expand further for up to 128GB. These hardware specifications are quite enough to make the Android 8.1 Oreo keep running on the device. Though not the latest operating system, still it works well with the Android smartphones. Currently, there is no information of when the device gets the Android Pie update. This stock version of Android gets a relatively light Alcatel skin layered on the top. The access to Google Assistant makes this budget-friendly device an appealing option. As for the photographic capabilities, the Alcatel 1X 2019 packs in the dual rear camera setup of a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 2MP secondary sensor of f/2.4 aperture size. The camera further comes in with support of bokeh mode, panorama, refocus, and EIS. On the front end, there exists a 5MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture accompanied by a selfie flash and also supports face unlock technology. To fuel the device, it is equipped with a 3000mAh battery that can deliver up to 420 hours of standby time even if on 4G networks. Other connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC, FM radio, MicroUSB and 3.5mm audio jack.
Being an entry-level smartphone with the decent Alcatel 1X specs, this 2019 version is given a price tag of AED 440. It will be available in different color variants including Pebble Blue and Pebble Black. If you are looking for an even more low-priced smartphone, then Alcatel 1C 2019 would be the best choice as it is priced at just AED 257. This low-end smartphone will be available in Volcano Black and Enamel Blue variants. As for its availability in the market, the handsets are likely to go on sale in the Q1 of 2019.
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