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a new smartphone with Android GO and low price

The evolution of mobile phones has gone hand in hand with an improvement in the hardware components as well as in the versions of the operating systems used.

We have been improving the characteristics of the terminals year after year maintaining the same prices, but lowering certain limits was more complicated than it seems. That's why Google introduced Android GO, a variant of its system designed for mobile phones with very low performance.

That is the version that the new one uses Alcatel 1, a terminal of very low range and also low price, manufactured in pro plastic with a finish that mimics brushed metal.

Alcatel 1 features

  • Processor: Mediatek MT6739 Quad Core 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage.
    • Internal: 8 GB.
    • MicroSD: up to 128 GB.
  • screen.
    • Size: 5 inches.
    • Resolution: FWVGA + (960 x 480 px).
    • LCD technology
    • Aspect ratio: 18: 9.
  • Rear camera.
    • Resolution: 5 Mpx
    • Others: LED Flash
  • Front camera.
  • Connectivity: 4G / LTE, Dual SIM, Bluetooth 4, WiFi 802.11 2.4 GHz …
  • Others:
  • Battery: 2000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 137.6 x 65.7 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 134 g
  • System:
    • Android version: 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)

A hardware contained

Like all phones with Android GO, the Alcatel 1 makes use of an economical processor, an MT6739 that has four cores at 1.4 GHz. RAM is also scarce, 1 GB, and the internal 8 GB. This is expandable although to maximize storage we can use apps designed for Android GO.

The screen uses the current ratio of 18: 9, but with a low resolution of 960 x 480 px, which will benefit both the processor and autonomy, which will be given by a battery of only 2000 mAh. The diagonal will be very content and it is not common to see new 5-inch mobiles.

Focused on photography

The photographic section has been enhanced by software, with tools such as the creation of collages using several shots or the repetition every 3 seconds of a photograph to make compositions similar to those used in the photo booth.

The rear camera is 5 Mpx, although with interpolation we can take photos of up to 8 Mpx. Similarly, the front 2 Mpx sensor can take photos of up to 5 Mpx.

Price and availability

This model will be on sale in the United States for 89 dollars and in Europe for 79 euros. At the moment it can only be purchased with the dark gray finish.