Alcatel MWC 2019 announcements highlight the company’s perfect products for the prepaid and value markets.
Alcatel’s calls it ‘democratising’ by bringing well-featured devices at affordable pricing to make them accessible to as many people as possible.
Perhaps that is why Alcatel remains the #3 ranked mobile phone provider by volume in Australia, a position it has held for each quarter of the last 3.5 years. In 2018, Alcatel sold close to 1 million devices in Australia.
TCL Communications owns Alcatel that also has screen/panel making factories and assembly to deliver good value handsets.
Alcatel 1 series
New for 2019 is the 1C and 1X with FullView 18:9, 960 x 480 screens, Wi-Fi N, Bluetooth and ‘social’ cameras and Android Go edition. These are the staple of the low entry price market.
Peter Lee, General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing at TCL Communication, said
“We’ve always believed that quality devices with the latest technology should be accessible to all, regardless of your budget. The all-new Alcatel 1X and 1C prove that having a modern smartphone doesn’t have to be determined solely by what you can spend.”
1S – The best essential smartphone
Features Android 9.0
Pie, an SC9863A octa-core processor, 5.5-inch, 1440 x 720, 18:9 Full View
Display , 3/32GB/microSD expansion to 128GB, 3,060mAh battery an micro-USB 2.0.
Camera-wise it has dual rear cameras. The 13MP has f/2.0, 1.12µm and the 2MP bokeh depth camera has f/2.8, 1.65µm with nine AI scene detections, Google Lens, HDR, EIS [email protected] The selfie is 5mP, f.2.3 and 1.12µm, [email protected] It is fixed focus, HDR, has a LED flash and face beautification filters.
Add to that rear fingerprint sensor and Face Key facial recognition and hybrid dual sim and it’s a fair performer.
Alcatel 3 series
New for 2019 is the Alcatel 3 and 3L.
The 3 is an eight-core Snapdragon 439, 3/32GB and a 5.9”, 19.5:9 Super Full View display, 3500mAh battery and 13+5MP rear camera. The camera has 21 AI scenes.
The 3L uses a Snapdragon 429 four-core, 2/16GB, and the same camera.
Alcatel 3T 10 tablet
It is a Google Assistant tablet with a clip-on, Bluetooth mono, Audio-Station speaker module.
With an MT8765B four-core processor, 2/16G and micro-SD to 128GB it uses Android 9.0 to display Google Assistant features on its 10-inch, 1280×800 touch screen.
Models include Wi-Fi N dual and LTE options.
GadgetGuy suspects we will see a resurgence in basic Android tablets and docks acting as Google Assistant screens – its far better that way.
More information here.