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Alcatel announces five new phones at MWC 2018, including first Android Oreo (Go edition) device

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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.

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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.

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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.

Source: Alcatel

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