Apart from the 3-series handsets, TCL also announced another budget device named the Alcatel 1X, a device that’s lackluster on paper, even for a budget phone, but comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Though due to the specs, this one comes with the Go Edition installed.

You get a 5.3-inch 18:9 screen with a resolution of 960 x 480, a MediaTek MT6739 quad-core processor, 1GB or 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage with microSD card support. Depending on where you’ll buy it, you get an 8MP or a 13MP rear snapper, along with a 5MP front camera. Other features include Dual SIM capability, NFC, USB Type-C, and a fingerprint sensor.

The Alcatel 1X will be sold starting April, for a retail price of €100 for the single-SIM variant, and €110 for the dual SIM variant.

Alcatel 1X Specs:

  • 1.28GHz MediaTek MT6739 quad-core processor
  • 1GB/2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage expandable via microSD card
  • 5.3-inch, 18:9 IPS LCD display, 960 x 480 pixels
  • 8MP/13MP rear camera, f/2.0, EIS
  • 5MP front camera
  • Fingrprint sensor
  • Dual SIM, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 2,460mAh battery



Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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