At this year's CES, TCL is refreshing its lineup of Alcatel products. The new lineup is aimed at the lower end of the market, and it features three new smartphones and one new tablet.
First, there's the Alcatel 3L (pictured above), featuring a 6.54-inch HD+ 20:9 display. It has an octa-core MediaTek MTK6762D chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. It has a 48MP main camera on the back, along with a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro camera. The front-facing camera is 8MP.
The battery is 4,000mAh, and it still charges with an old micro USB connector. It does support some modern features, though, like NFC and Bluetooth 5.0. There's also a fingerprint sensor on the back.
Going down the lineup, there's the Alcatel 1S, which has a slightly smaller 6.52-inch display, but with the same resolution and aspect ratio. It also has a triple camera setup, but the main camera is 13MP instead of 48MP, while others are the same. It also has an octa-core MediaTek chipset, and the battery is also the same size at 4,000mAh.
Finally, there's the Alcatel 1L, which sports a 6.1-inch HD+ 19.5:9 display, and a dual-camera setup with a 13MP main camera and a 2MP macro camera. The front-facing camera is 5MP. It has just 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, and it's the only phone in the lineup to running Android Go. The battery is the smallest of the three, at 3,000mAh, and it charges at just 5W. Despite being low-end, it does still have a fingerprint reader on the back for added security.
The three phones will be available in select markets around the world. The Alcatel 3L will cost €149, the Alcatel 1S will cost €109, and the Alcatel 1L will cost the equivalent of $135 in markets where it's available.
Finally, there's also a new affordable tablet, the Alcatel 1T 7. It runs Android 10 (Go edition), but not much is known about the specs. It has a Kids Mode and new eye protection features. It comes in a 16GB variant for €59 and a 32GB version for €69.