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Alcatel’s new flip phone has 4G LTE and Google Assistant

Alcatel’s new flip phone has 4G LTE and Google Assistant

In this age of $1000+ flagship phones with three or four cameras and displays that can read your fingerprint, it isn't often we find ourselves talking about flip phones. Alcatel gave us reason to do just that today in launching Go Flip 3, which will also be known as the Smartflip depending on the carrier you buy it from. For the most part, the Go Flip 3 is a bog standard flip phone, but it has two features that elevate its otherwise basic capability.

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Alcatel 3, 3L, 1S phones, 3T 10 tablet target the non-5G budget market

Alcatel 3, 3L, 1S phones, 3T 10 tablet target the non-5G budget market

MWC is, unsurprisingly, filled with products and promises surrounding upcoming 5G networks. While forward-looking, the problem with these products is that they make the presumption that everyone is of the same mind and interests. TCL knows that just isn't the case and some need a serviceable and affordable mobile device that fits their constrained budgets. That's why it has announced the Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3L, and Alcatel 1S smartphones to bring a semblance of premium design to the bottom line. It also has a new Alcatel 3T 10 with an odd accessory that turns the tablet into a smart home hub.

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Alcatel phones had malware-carrying pre-installed apps

Alcatel phones had malware-carrying pre-installed apps

It seems that Alcatel or its licensee TCL haven’t yet learned their lessons, perhaps waiting for that “big bad” that will tear down whatever credibility their brands might have in the mobile market. Last year, the French brand found itself in the middle of controversy for having adware apps pre-installed on its phones. Now it might have done slightly worse with yet another pre-installed app that contained malware that not only collected phone data, in some cases, it also subscribed users’ phone numbers to premium paid services without their knowledge, much less their consent.

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Alcatel 1x Evolve is a basic Android phone

Alcatel 1x Evolve is a basic Android phone

The Alcatel 1x Evolve was revealed this week with intent on launching with Metro by T-Mobile this month. This device was revealed in a single color: Suede Blue, and will be released with this one color alone. This device has a 5.34-inch display with 480 x 960 pixels - that's less than the otherwise almost industry-wide standard of 1080p for almost any mobile device.

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Alcatel 3T 8 budget Android tablet is made for families

Alcatel 3T 8 budget Android tablet is made for families

T-Mobile is home to the Alcatel 3T 8, a budget tablet designed for families, including young kids. Among other things, this 4G LTE tablet features a Kids Mode designed for young users in need of parental monitoring. The tablet will be offered exclusively through T-Mobile at the ultra-cheap price of $6 down and $6 per month.

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Alcatel 1 with Android Oreo Go edition budget phone released in USA

Alcatel 1 with Android Oreo Go edition budget phone released in USA

This week the folks at Alcatel released their Alcatel 1 device in the United States. That's the first Alcatel Android smartphone released in the United States with any build of Android Go onboard. This version of the machine comes with Android Oreo Go edition, and will be available on Amazon exclusively - for now.

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Alcatel 7 brings a 18:9 phablet to MetroPCS lineup

Alcatel 7 brings a 18:9 phablet to MetroPCS lineup

At the beginning of the year, Alcatel unveiled its new branding scheme and its three new smartphone lines: the Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3, and Alcatel 1. All of these shared one thing in common: the 18:9 nearly bezel-less design that has become the de facto design standard on both premium and mid-tier phones. Not content with just those three, the TCL-owned phone maker is bringing a fourth one, the Alcatel 7, to the US and to MetroPCS subscribers starting today.

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Alcatel 1 Android Go budget phone arrives in July with 18:9 display

Alcatel 1 Android Go budget phone arrives in July with 18:9 display

Coming about one month after the previously announced Alcatel 1X is a new budget Android Go phone from the maker, this one at a sub-$100 price point: the Alcatel 1. This model brings Android Oreo Go edition and a few notable features at the budget-friendly price of $89 USD. Despite the low-tier cost, specs are decent and include an 18:9 display.

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Alcatel 1X serves up Android Go at a super low price next week

Alcatel 1X serves up Android Go at a super low price next week

Even though the Alcatel 3V is only about a week old, today the spotlight is shifting to the company's first Android Go device. The 1X is the next ultra-affordable phone Alcatel has on deck for US customers, and it's launching next week. Before it does, though, Alcatel is telling us what we can expect from a handset that only costs $100.

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Alcatel 3V brings a budget 18:9 phone to the US

Alcatel 3V brings a budget 18:9 phone to the US

There is no longer any doubt about. 18:9 screens are the norm, from the most expensive flagship down to the cheapest entry-level phone. In India, Samsung just announce the Galaxy J6, so far its most affordable Infinity Display device. Now Alcatel is doing the same for the US market. Announced back at MWC 2018, the Alcatel 3V is the wallet-friendly member of Alcatel's revamped lineup and possibly one of the most affordable 18:9 screen phones in the market today.

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Alcatel 3V and 1X Android Go budget phones will launch in US

Alcatel 3V and 1X Android Go budget phones will launch in US

During Mobile World Congress, Alcatel introduced a pair of phones called the Alcatel 1X and the Alcatel 3V. The company has confirmed that both of these models will be available to purchase in the United States, each as an unlocked GSM device for use with compatible carriers. The Alcatel 1X in particular will be the maker's first phone to offer Android Oreo, pairing it with an 18:9 display and other "premium" features.

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Alcatel brings 5 cheap Android phones and 2 tablets to MWC

Alcatel brings 5 cheap Android phones and 2 tablets to MWC

Alcatel has revealed five new Android smartphones and a pair of new tablets at MWC 2018 today, including the first to run Android Oreo Go Edition. The line-up - all of which focuses on the budget end of the market - plays mix and match with cameras and fingerprint sensors, with select models having twin cameras either on the front or the back. As for the tablets, they're some of the cheapest ways to get Android 8.1 Oreo on a big screen that we've seen so far.

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