TCL's Alcatel 1X is the first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone

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The company has unveiled as many as five smartphones and two tablets.

The newly launched smartphones adhere to the new "simganic" design language and come with 18:9 displays and dual cameras. Most 1X models run Android Go, a stripped-down version of Google's mobile operating system that promises to be lightweight but just as useful as its latest OS. This entry-level phone offers a 5.3-inch 960×480 screen, quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor, 1 or 2GB of RAM, 8MP or 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera. The 6-inch 3V, 5.7-inch 3X and 5.5-inch 3 have numerous same features as the Alcatel 5, such as facial recognition. Under the hood, the Alcatel 1X sports 16GB internal storage, a quad-core MT6739 processor, 1GB RAM and has a 5.3-inch 18:9 VGA+ display. "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 3X and 3V have dual rear cameras for offering a portrait mode, but the 3 doesn't.

All three units feature 18:9 FullView displays, fingerprint sensors and facial recognition tech with Face Key.

The Alcatel 5 will immediately go up for purchase in select markets in Metallic Black and Metallic Gold. The interpolation works for the front camera as well, Neowin reports.

Other features include: 3.5mm headphone jack, rear fingerprint sensor, 3,000mAh battery, and Android Nougat 7.1. The 3X's colour way includes: metallic black, blue and gold costing €179.99. As for specs, it has a Quad-Core MediaTek MT8735 alongside 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 3,000mAh battery. The user can authenticate this device using the fingerprint sensor or face unlock.

The 3V (available now) features a standout 2K (2160×1080) display measuring at six inches.

Rounding out the Alcatel 5′s feature set is a 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint reader, and Android Nougat. It is also the most affordable from the lineup today.

The screen measures in at 5.7-inches.

Priced at 100 euros (about RM 481) the device is expectedly low end, and despite sporting Android Go, the device is apparently still quite laggy in some instances.

The top-end device of this bunch is the Alcatel 5, which features a 5.7-inch 1440×720 display, octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor, 2/3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. The Alcatel 3X includes a 5.7-inch 1440×720 pixel display. The Alcatel 1T 7 and 1T 10 run Android 8.1 out of the box with up to 16GB of internal storage, as well as up to 8 hours of battery life on a charge. The Alcatel 5 will cost under AUD$300 locally and ought to be available some time after the middle of this year.

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