Alcatel 1C 2019 was released alongside the Alcatel 1x 2019 at the ongoing CES as a cheap entry-level smartphone, coming in at just under $99. The device packs a 5-inch display with Fullview, Two cameras; one at the front and one at the back, both with LED flash and runs Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition out of the box. Let’s dive a little deeper.

ALCATEL 1C 2019 Key Specs

・5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 480 x 960 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) with 1GB Of RAM
・Quad-core 1.3GHz, Spreadtrum SC7731E
・8GBGB built-in storage
・5MP rear camera and 2MP selfie camera
・2,000mAh non-removable battery

ALCATEL 1C 2019 Design And Display

The body of the Alcatel 1c 2019 has been fitted with a non-slip texture which makes it comfortable to hold. It is also fingerprint resistant so there is that. Talking about fingerprint, there is non here. At the back of the device is a single camera at the top centre accompanied by an LED flash and then down below is the Alcatel Logo.


The 5-inch IPS LCD screen comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a pixel per inch of 215. On top of the screen is Front facing camera with yet another LED flash. Colour options for this device are Enamel Blue, Blush Pink and Volcano Black. It also weighs 148 grams and measures 10mm in thickness.

ALCATEL 1C 2019 Camera Review

On this device is a total of two cameras; one on each side. The rear facing camera is a 5MP(Interpolated to 8MP) shooter with f/2.4 equipped with an LED flash for low light shots. It can record 720p videos at a maximum of 30fps. It also features HDR, Panorama, EIS and Night Mode. The front facing camera is a 2MP (Interpolated to 5MP) shooter with f/2.4 aperture, a LED flash and face beautification. It is also capable of 720p video recording at 30fps.

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ALCATEL 1C 2019 Hardware and Software

Alcatel 1c 2019 ditches both MediaTek and Snapdragon for Spreadtrum; it utilises the Spreadtrum SC7731E Chipset which is a four-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. There is 1GB of RAM on board and 8GB of Internal storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via a MicroSD slot. Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) runs on this device out of the box.

Battery & Network Connectivity

A small 2,000mAh battery powers this device here which should be enough. As expected, there is no fast charging or 4G LTE connectivity here. However, there is WiFi, WiFi direct, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, micro USB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm jack.

ALCATEL 1C 2019 Price and Availability

The device is set to have a starting price of about $99 when it comes out which will be sometime within the first quarter of 2019.

ALCATEL 1C 2019 Full Specifications


Dimension: 136.6 x 65.3 x 10 mm
Material: Plastic
Weight: 148 grams
SIM: (Dual Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by)


Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size: 5-inch
Screen Resolution: 18:9, 480 x 960 pixels, 215ppi
Multi-touch: Yes

Software and performance

Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
Chipset: Spreadtrum SC7731E, Octa-core 1.3GHz
Internal Storage: 8GB
Card Slot: Yes, up to 32GB


Primary: 5MP with f/2.4 – LED Flash, HDR, Panorama, EIS
Secondary: 2MP with f/2.4 – LED flash

Network and Connectivity

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: 2100 MHz
Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2
USB: Yes, microUSB 2.0
Loudspeaker: Yes
Audio Jack: Yes
Fingerprint Sensor: No
NFC: –
Sensor: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor

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Capacity: 2,000mAh, non-removable
Type: Lion
Fast Charging: N/A
OTG Support: Yes

Price and Availability

Recommended Retail Price: $99
Availability: Coming Soon

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