TCL Communication is releasing the Alcatel 1, another entry-level smartphone featuring a FullView 18:9 display and a social-ready camera.
Following the footsteps of Alcatel 1X, the new Alcatel 1 comes with Android Oreo (Go edition). Available at under $89, Alcatel 1 merges a 5-inch FullView 18:9 display and photo-editing tools. The 18:9 display format effectively delivers a 5-inch screen in a slim 4.4-inch form.
The device has a brushed metallic finishing, smooth curves and it is available in metallic gold, rose gold, blue and black.
For those who love sharing the moments of their lives through pictures with friends and family, Alcatel 1 comes with a 5MP rear camera with flash and an interpolated 5MP front camera.
Alcatel 1 also provides a photo editing suite called Social Mode that lets users take, edit and share photos in a fast way with tools including Photo Booth, Social Square, Instant Collage and One-Handed Mode. With Photo Booth, users can take photo booth-style keepsakes with their friends anywhere that are instantly sharable. Social Square keeps the camera viewfinder open while displaying photos the user just took below, so that they can stay in the photo-taking action. One-Handed Mode frees up a hand for users, letting them take quick snapshots with an interface that's customizable.
Under its exterior, Alcatel 1 is powered by Android Oreo (Go edition), which is optimized to help ultra-affordable smartphones. Google apps include Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go and more. As part of the platform, users will have access to YouTube Go, which lets them download videos and view them offline when data isn't available.
Android Oreo (Go edition) is designed to give users two times the available storage out of the box, freeing up space for users to do a lot more with built-in storage on Alcatel 1, in addition to a microSD slot for up to an additional 32GB of expandable memory.
The device will be available in select markets from July at prices starting from (EUR79 / USD89).