Alcatel is starting MWC 2018 with several new devices including three new series of phones that were announced today. All the newly launched smartphones are below €230 (Rs 19000). Alcatel also launched the very first Android Go phone and announced two new tablets running Android Oreo. Alcatel has been famous in the lower-end of the segment and the company has been working on changing this image.
The newly launched smartphones adhere to the new “simganic” design language and come with 18:9 displays and dual cameras.
This is the first smartphone in the Alcatel 5 Series that was launched today and it is the most expensive phone announced by the company at MWC today. The device comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1440×720 and runs on an octa-core processor from MediaTek. The device also comes with Android Nougat software and has face recognition for logging in to the device. The charging on the device is via the Type-C port and the device comes with a single camera setup on the rear for a price of €229.99 (Rs 18,500)
Alcatel 3 Series
The next series is the Alcatel 3 Series which includes the Alcatel 3, 3X, and 3V. All the devices in this series look similar and also come with similar specifications. The Alcatel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1440×72- and the 3X comes with a 5.7-inch display with the same HD+ resolution while the 3V comes with a 6-inch 2K resolution. Each of the device in this segment is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor and has support for Facial Recognition.
There are subtle changes in the different devices of the same series, the 3X and the 3V come with a dual camera setup on the rear and support portrait mode while the 3 doesn’t. The Alcatel 3X runs on Nougat while the other two devices in the same segment get the Android Oreo operation. The Alcatel 3 and 3X are available for €150(10,000) and €180 respectively
This is again the first and the only device of Alcatel in the 1 Series. Despite being the same phone, the device has been launched in several variants including Android G in the low-end devices. These devices come for less than €100 for the single SIM variant and €110 for the dual-SIM variant.
The company also launched two budget tablets running Android Oreo. The 1T 7 and the 1T 10 are both budget oriented low-end tablets with a quad-core processor in each. The lack of Wi-Fi ac is yet another killer considering the fact that it will stay home but cannot use the fast internet. 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.