Alcatel 1x - First Android Go smartphone for North America, powered by MT6739

Jun 7, 2018
Alcatel 1X

The Alcatel 1x is the first Android Oreo (Go Edition) for the North American market. Powered by the MediaTek MT6739, it brings a capable quad-core SoC and fast 4G LTE to the entry-smartphone experience. Available for just $99.99, the 1x has just launched on AT&T and T-Mobile.

MediaTek is a key partner for Google’s Android Oreo (Go Edition), which is a specifically optimized version of Android OS that’s designed for svelte specifications, but still delivers a great user experience.

The Alcatel 1x has a 5.3-inch display that’s a decidedly modern 18:9 ratio (versus ‘classic’ 16:9). In addition to the 1GB memory, 16GB of storage and expandable microSD, it has an 8MP rear camera and 5MP selfie camera; both with flash. The 2,460mAh battery should provide great battery life for light, daily use.

Outside, the Alcatel 1x has a minimalist sleek design with premium suede finish, while secure access is provided by rear-sided fingerprint reader.

The MT6739 is a capable smartphone SoC, with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 running at 1.3GHz combined with a IMG PowerVR GE8100 GPU. Connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.2, GNSS and 802.11n Wi-Fi. The platform provides Cat-4 DL/Cat-5 UL 4G LTE performance, along with the latest cellular standards such as VoLTE, HPUE, eMBMS, and Band 71 (600MHz) support.

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