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
TCL Communications owns Alcatel that also has screen/panel making
factories and assembly to deliver good
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 1080p@30fps. The selfie is 5mP,
f.2.3 and 1.12µm, 720p@30fps. 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.