Alcatel wants to bring iPad-like features at an insanely low cost

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Only some models have two SIM slots, and for some odd reason, select versions don't have a fingerprint sensor.

The most affordable entry from Alcatel this MWC, the Alcatel 1X isn't just a budget device, but it runs on Android Go, a lite version of Android 8 Oreo that's created to operate on smartphones with 1GB RAM or lesser.

Alcatel has kicked off MWC 2018 with a handful of new devices sporting a slim 18:9 aspect ratio. There's a slightly inferior quad-core MediaTek processor, as well as a fingerprint sensor on the rear and the same facial recognition features on board.

As promised at CES, Alcatel showed off five Android phones in Barcelona that sport giant screens with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded. The 3V offers a 6 inch IPS 1080p+ screen, dual camera (12+8MP) and a 5 MP front camera.

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The next series is the Alcatel 3 Series which includes the Alcatel 3, 3X, and 3V.

The folks at HMD Global may be working on showing us an entry-level Nokia smartphone that runs on Android Oreo (Go Edition) and even optimizing another one that already exists to access the same features but so far, we have not heard anything from them. The 1X runs a version of Android Oreo created to bring premium features to low-priced devices. As for the tablets, Alcatel has launched its 1T 10 and Alcatel 1T 7 tablets, both powered by Android 8.1 Oreo. Powered by a 1.5 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750, with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, you wouldn't exactly classify it as a powerhouse. It also includes 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The 3, 3X, and 3V cost €150, €180, and €190, respectively - around $185, $222, and $234. As seen on the Alcatel 3, the Alcatel 3V also comes with the glossy finish body. The 7-inch model includes 2,580mAh battery which is claimed to last up to 7 hours while the 10-inch model comes with a 4,000mAh battery which is said to last for up to 8 hours of use. "Not only are these two of the best tablets we've ever made, they're also two of the most affordable Android Oreo tablets in the market starting at under 100EUR".

The larger of the slates is, predictably, the most impressive, coming with a 10-inch HD display, 4000mAh battery and (surprisingly) the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.

The phone will launch in April for €100 for a single-SIM variant and €110 for a dual-SIM variant. Under the hood, MediaTek MT8735A quad-core SoC paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. Never mind that the display resolution is nothing to write home about at 960 x 480 pixels which should look really pixelated on the 5.3-inch "VGA+" display panel. It is backed by a 2460mAh battery that is rated to give up to 26 hours of talk time.

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