The Alcatel 1 is a low-end smartphone equipped with Android Go that is aimed at positioning at the base of what we consider to be a low-end, a sector of the smartphone market that had lost interest among the major manufacturers and is gradually regaining attention.
That has been made possible by the arrival of Android Go, an operating system based on the standard version of Android that is optimized to work on low-end terminals with very limited hardware specifications.
Alcatel 1 Will Be A Very Affordable Low-End Smartphone
The Alcatel 1 is a variant of the Alcatel 1X already presented by Alcatel, and that bets to reduce even more its specifications to have an even lower sales price.
Although its launch date and exact price have not yet been confirmed, we know that it will be very affordable, which means that it should reach the market at the cost of approximately 100 US Dollars.
Alcatel 1 – Technical Specs
As regarding its specs, Alcatel 1 will be made of polycarbonate plastic and will boast a 5-inch 18:9 IPS display with 960 x 480 maximum resolution.
Under the hood, the phone will pack a MediaTek MT6739 SoC with Cortex A53 quad-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable storage capacity.
As for the camera, Alcatel 1 will come out with one 5-Mp rear camera and a 2-Mp selfies camera.
The battery will be a 2,460 mAh battery, meaning that the upcoming low-end Alcatel handset will not enjoy a significant autonomy.
Alcatel 1 will come with Android Go
This smartphone will target users with tight budgets who are going to make basic use of it, although it is important to note that Android Go edition allows access to a reasonably comprehensive set of features and functions.
On the other hand, Android Go applications also reduce resource consumption and internal memory requirements, which means that despite its hardware limitations, the upcoming Alcatel 1 could offer a more than acceptable user experience.