During the CES, Alcatel has launched the 2019 variant of the Alcatel 1X budget smartphone. The Alcatel 1X (2018) was launched less than a year ago (March 2018 to be precise) and looking at the pace at which the company is launching the sequels to its smartphones, it appears that Alcatel is finally trying to make its position somewhat relevant in the world of Android.
Alcatel 1X (2019): Full specifications
Starting things off with the display, the Alcatel 1X (2019) features a somewhat bigger 5.5-inch HD+ display with a 720 x 1,440 pixels resolution and a 292 ppi pixel density. This is a rather substantial upgrade over the predecessor which had a 5.3-inch 960 x 480 display. The new screen, as claimed by the company, covers 83% of the device’s front.
A 2.5D DragonTrail glass protects the screen. We could not expect Gorilla Glass for a device at such a price point, right?
At the back, we get a dual camera setup this time around (13MP + 2MP) accompanied by a single LED flash which sits right under the camera module. Again, we cannot expect the camera to produce extraordinary images, but it might just turn out to be decent enough. Speaking of cameras, we get a 5MP selfie camera which supports facial unlock. Sadly enough, we won’t be getting any physical fingerprint scanner with the device. Hopefully, the facial unlocking mechanism would be capable enough.
The processor remains unchanged as we get a MediaTek MT6739 chipset which is coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable).
The battery capacity is also bumped up as we get a 3,000 mAh battery compared to the 2,460 mAh battery found in the last year’s 1X. The charging port is still USB 2.0 by the way.
Coming to the price, the Alcatel 1X (2019) is kept at an asking price of $120.
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