Alcatel has been on a mission to offer up decently designed handsets for not a lot of money. The firm started its movement during CES 2018 when it teased and would later introduce the Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3V, and 1X. While the 1X was priced just under $100, it looks like the firm is taking things one step further, announcing a 4G LTE device that comes priced at $79.99
The Alcatel 1 features a 5-inch 18:9 display, MediaTek MT6739 SoC, and 1GB RAM. As far as storage goes, the unit will include 8GB of internal with expansion via its microSD slot. The rear and front-facing cameras will each make use of a 5MP sensor and there will be a 2,000mAh battery that will be powering it all. The unit will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo, have a 3.5mm headphone jack and, more importantly, will offer support for various bands of 4G LTE.
The handset is now available to purchase from Amazon. The price is marked at $79.99 and for some reason will take about one month to three months to be shipped. That means that at best you can expect it arrive in September and the worst case it will arrive sometime in November.