Alcatel announces five new phones at MWC 2018, including first Android Oreo (Go edition) device
Alcatel is getting MWC 2018 started early with its announcements of a bevy of new Android smartphones.
The Alcatel 5 series, Alcatel 3 series, and Alcatel 1 series of phones are now official. Alcatel touts that all of these devices feature tall 18:9 displays, a trendy feature in the smartphone world, and they’ve all got Face Key face unlock technology, too.
The top-end device of this bunch is the Alcatel 5, which features a 5.7-inch 1440×720 display, octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor, 2/3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. There’s a dual front camera setup on here that includes a 13MP sensor with f/2 aperture and 5MP wide angle camera, as well as a 12MP reader camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
Rounding out the Alcatel 5′s feature set is a 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint reader, and Android Nougat.
The Alcatel 3 series actually includes three different models. The Alcatel 3V (shown above) is packing a dual rear camera setup with one 12MP sensor and one 2MP sensor, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 6-inch 2160×1080 screen. Inside there’s a quad-core MediaTek MT8735A processor, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. Other features include a 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint reader, and Android Oreo.
Then there’s the Alcatel 3X, which has its own dual rear camera setup with a 13MP sensor and a 5MP wide angle sensor. Also included is a 5.7-inch 1440×720 display, a 5MP front-facing camera, quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor, 2/3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a 3,000mAh battery. Alcatel has thrown in a fingerprint reader and Android Nougat as well.
And then there’s the Alcatel 3, which is the only member of 3 series without a dual rear camera setup. It’s got a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, 5.5-inch 1440×720 display, quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. There’s a 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint sensor, and Android Oreo included, too.
Rounding out Alcatel’s new batch of phones is the Alcatel 1X, which is notable because it’s the first Android Oreo (Go edition) device. This entry-level phone offers a 5.3-inch 960×480 screen, quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor, 1 or 2GB of RAM, 8MP or 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera. There’s 16GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot if you need more storage, a 2,460mAh battery powering the whole package, and a fingerprint sensor on select models. On the software side, this device is running Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition).
Alcatel says that the Alcatel 5 is now available in select markets for €229 ($281 USD). The Alcatel 3V is also available in select markets for €189 ($232 USD), while the Alcatel 3X and Alcatel 3 will launch in select markets in March for €179 ($220 USD) and €149 ($183 USD), respectively. The Alcatel 1X will launch in select markets in April, with pricing set at €99 ($121 USD) for the single SIM model and €109 ($134 USD) for the dual SIM version.