The alcatel 1X was unveiled at the MWC as an 18:9 phone for the masses. Today, the company announced its plans to start selling it in India soon. Unfortunately, it didn’t go into more detail, didn't even confirm the price.
The 1X runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) to make the best of its modest hardware. Its 5.3” screen has 480 x 960 pixel resolution. The brains is a MediaTek MT6739 chipset (octa-core A53) with 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a microSD card. As we said, modest specs.
There is a version with 2GB of RAM and a 13MP rear camera, alcatel hasn’t made it all too clear which version of the phone will be available in India. Both versions have an 8MP selfie camera with its own flash.
We’ll be on the lookout for more detailed information on the alcatel 1X.
Don’t forget that Micromax and Google are bringing a $32 Android Go Edition phone to India and the Nokia 1 is headed there too (alas, there’s no official word on that one's price either).