Sci-tech

MWC 2018: Alcatel launches an Android Go phone

MWC 2018: Alcatel launches an Android Go phone

The smartphone list includes Alcatel 5, 1X, 3, 3X and 3V while the tablets are the Alcatel 1T 7 and 1T 10. With Android Go, the low-end smartphone comes with Google's new suite of pre-installed apps including Google Go, Files Go, Google Maps Go, YouTube Go, and Gmail Go.

Alcatel 3 sports a 5.5-inch HD+ (1440 X 720 pixels) IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio and runs on a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor clubbed with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage. While Alcatel is known for offering low-priced smartphones in the Western markets, the company also launched a few devices in the Indian market. More specifically, the Alcatel 5 features a 5.7-inch 1440×720 pixel screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The tablet has a quad-core MediaTek MT8321A/D SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, paired with 1GB of RAM.

The Alcatel 1T 7 and the Alcatel 1T 10 (full specs at the links here) are dirt cheap tablets that are here to impress with price, not with features. There is dual SIM support (nano), a rear mounted fingerprint scanner, NFC (select model), USB 2.0 Type-C port, and a 3000mAh battery. The 3V is €190, the 3X is €180 and the entry-level model 3 is €150.The 3V has a rear-facing dual-lens camera system and costs less than the 5 series model. There is also a 12MP+2MP rear camera setup. It will be available in Metallic Black, Metallic Blue, and Metallic Gold color options.

The Alcatel 3X offers a smaller 5.7 inch screen with 720p+ resolution, a 3000 mAh battery, dual camera (13+5 MP), 5 MP selfie camera, Android Nougat OS and quad core MT6739 quad core processor. A 3000 mAh battery is there in the phone that comes with Face Unlock feature.

More news: Brendan Rodgers: Celtic weren't courageous enough

The Android Oreo-based Alcatel 1T 10 features a 10.1-inch display with 1280x800 pixels resolution.

Android Go is nearly the same of the Top, which left only the most basic functions, which allowed to reduce resource consumption to a minimum. It will be running on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

1X Alcatel thickness exceeded 9 mm, and the cell phone has a plastic housing and therefore weighs only 130 grams. Other features include Android Oreo out-of-the-box, fingerprint sensor, facial recognition, and microUSB.

The Alcatel 1X is the world's first smartphone to run on Android Oreo Go Edition. A powerful 2460mAh battery supplies the required power. These devices come for less than €100 for the single SIM variant and €110 for the dual-SIM variant.


  • Larry Nance Jr. to wear father's No. 22 for Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. to wear father's No. 22 for Cavaliers

    James almost had another triple-double scoring 32 points, grabbing nine rebounds, and dishing out eight assists. After that, Beal made a clutch layup to seal the victory for the Wizards.
    Missouri's Michael Porter Jr. cleared to play, report says

    Missouri's Michael Porter Jr. cleared to play, report says

    Several days later, Porter underwent back surgery that - at the time - was expected to keep him out the rest of the season. The Tigers have three regular season games left-at Kentucky on Saturday, at Vanderbilt on Tuesday and vs.

    Weather: How cold will next week get?

    Today, Friday, is expected to be mostly dry with a mix of cloud and sunny spells; the best of the sunshine is likely in the north. By the end of this long-lasting cold snap, much of Europe will be blanketed in a deep snow cover just as spring begins to set in.
  • Supporters are furious with Arsene Wenger's team selection for Europa League

    Supporters are furious with Arsene Wenger's team selection for Europa League

    Mesut Ozil should be ready by Sunday's EFL Cup championship clash versus Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. They played a strong team in both games. "To come to Arsenal and take a 2-0 lead is not easy".
    Anthrax scare for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    Anthrax scare for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    However, neither Kensington Palace, where Harry and Meghan live, nor the Metropolitan Police has confirmed if this was the case. It looks like not everyone is happy about the upcoming union between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle .
    Rite Aid to be acquired by Albertsons

    Rite Aid to be acquired by Albertsons

    Shareholders of Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons , which is now private held, will own more than 70 percent of the combined company. The board of directors will be comprised of nine directors, with four each to be named from Albertsons Companies and Rite Aid .
  • Dropbox, cloud storage company and tech unicorn, files for IPO

    Dropbox, cloud storage company and tech unicorn, files for IPO

    Going public is a huge milestone for Dropbox and has been one of the most anticipated tech IPOs for several years now. Dropbox's expenses have been driven by a swelling R&D budget, but the company became free-cash-flow positive in 2016.
    Trump Warns of 'Phase Two' after More North Korea Sanctions

    Trump Warns of 'Phase Two' after More North Korea Sanctions

    According to Mnuchin, there are now more than 450 USA sanctions against North Korea, about half of them in the previous year . He warned they would be the toughest yet, using the announcement to blunt a charm offensive by North Korea at the games.
    Netanyahu confidant agrees to testify against him

    Netanyahu confidant agrees to testify against him

    On Feb. 13, police recommended that Netanyahu be indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two corruption investigations. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert went to jail for bribery in 2016 after his longtime secretary turned against him.
  • Mueller charges Manafort & Gates with laundering over $30mn in Ukraine lobbying income

    Mueller charges Manafort & Gates with laundering over $30mn in Ukraine lobbying income

    Gates could become a star witness for Mueller's probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling. Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates is expected to plead guilty and begin cooperating with the special counsel.
    Palestine calls for peace; U.S.  firm on Jerusalem move

    Palestine calls for peace; U.S. firm on Jerusalem move

    The P.A. leader also took aim at the Trump administration's threats to cut off aid to the Palestinians. Nonetheless, Haley explained that the US was determined to push forward with the peace process.
    Over 100 Nigerian school girls still missing after Boko Haram's attack

    Over 100 Nigerian school girls still missing after Boko Haram's attack

    As at yesterday, we had counted 809. "The students told us that numerous girls ran into the bushes and into nearby villages". It was initially reported that the students had fled the scene of the attack forcing the insurgents to loot the building.