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

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

Jun 7, 2018 - 8:30 AM - Partners

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.