The Alcatel 1X has been announced at Mobile World Congress and represents the first phone in the new budget focused Android Go program. The Go program phones are designed to be low cost with basic specs but with the benefit of using the Go lineup of apps and being updated regularly. The 1X falls squarely in line with the goals.
Powered by the Mediatek MT6739, the Alcatel 1X has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which can be expanded up to an additional 32GB thanks to the MicroSD slot. It has a 5.3″ 18:9 ratio display that renders at 480×960. It has an 8MP main camera and a 5MP selfie cam. All of this will be around $120 when it is released.
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Today over on Amazon, you can pick up a great deal on the Alcatel IDOL 3. The 5.5″ display device comes unlocked and ready to work on GSM carriers here in the United States for only $179.99. That is $100 off the retail price of the phone and while it was recently replaced with the IDOL 4, it is still an outstanding device for this price. The IDOL 3 will work with both AT&T and T-Mobile so you will have 4G LTE coverage and it comes with a US warranty so you have some support should anything ever go wrong with it.
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At MWC today, Alcatel made another device announcement this morning. Yesterday they announced the new IDOL 4 and IDOL 4S while today they announced the even more budget friendly POP series. In all, there are three devices in the POP series: The POP 4, POP 4+ and the POP 4S. The 4S is the premium version of the devices with a 13 MP rear camera and 5MP front while the 4 and 4+ have a 8 MP rear shooter. Likewise, you will find that the 4S has an octa-core processor while the 4 and 4+ have a quad-core.
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Alcatel has announced not one but two new Android phones today at MWC: The IDOL 4 and their budget friendly flagship IDOL 4S. Both devices will be running Android Marshmallow when they are released and both have a significant number of additional features beyond just the standard specifications. Both devices will ship with a VR goggles to give you virtual reality out-of-the-box and both devices come with unique Boom key which gives you enhanced features in apps that are running on the device.
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