The first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone is now official, and it comes from Alcatel. The device is called the Alcatel 1X and it’s a pretty low-end device. It has a 5.3-inch display with 960x480 pixel resolution. There’s 1GB of RAM on the device, along with 16GB of storage and 18:9 aspect ratio. It uses a micro-USB port to charge and has 13MP and 5MP camera, on the back and front respectively. You also get a 8MP (rear camera) variant of the phone.
Alcatel is apparently going to put in its own “Face Key” feature as well, that allows facial recognition to unlock phones.
The device will be launched in April this year, at 100 Euros for the single-SIM variant. There’s a dual-SIM version of the device that is priced at 110 Euros. The company is apparently going to put in its own “Face Key” feature as well, that allows facial recognition to unlock phones. The phone also uses a quad-core MediaTek processor.
Being the first Android Oreo (Go Edition) device, the phone sets the stage for future smartphones. It would be interesting to see what Google has planned for future devices, including the ones that are expected from Indian companies.