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Alcatel 1X and 3V confirmed for the US in the coming months

You can buy almost 10 Alcatel 1X smartphones for the cost of one iPhone X.

Published onMarch 18, 2018

The back of the Alcatel 1X.
  • Alcatel announced that its 1X and 3V smartphones will launch in the U.S. in the coming months.
  • The two phones were announced during MWC 2018 alongside the Alcatel 3, 3X, and 5.
  • The Alcatel 1X will likely launch for under $100.

Alcatel confirmed that the Alcatel 1X and Alcatel 3V will launch in the U.S. in the coming months. The two phones were announced alongside the Alcatel 3, 3X, and 5 during MWC 2018 in February.

To recap, the Alcatel 1X is the most affordable of the bunch, due to it running Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition). The phone features a 5.3-inch display with a 960 x 640 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio, MediaTek 6739 processor, 16 GB of native storage, and a 2,460 mAh battery.

The Alcatel 1X comes in either 1 or 2 GB of RAM variants. The 1 GB version sports an 8 MP rear shooter, while the 2 GB variant bumps the camera resolution up to 13 MP. Both versions feature a 5 MP front-facing camera.

Interestingly, the U.S. version of the Alcatel 1X also features a fingerprint sensor. This differs from the version we saw at MWC 2018, which did not include the sensor.

The Alcatel 3V, meanwhile, has more meat on its bones relative to the Alcatel 1X. The former features a 6-inch display with a 2,160 x 1,080 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio, MediaTek 8735A processor, and 2 GB of RAM. You can expand the 16 or 32 GB of native storage by up to 128 GB through the microSD card slot.

The Alcatel 3V packs dual 12 and 2 MP cameras and a fingerprint sensor around back, as well as a 5 MP camera up front. Even though the 3,000 mAh battery is charged through a microUSB port, at least the phone retains the disappearing headphone jack.

Finally, the Alcatel 3V runs Android Oreo out of the box.

Alcatel did not say how much the 1X and 3V will cost or when exactly the phones will be available in the U.S. The company said that the 1X would sell for under $100, which is usually code for $99.99.

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