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In addition to “re-imagining” the Alcatel-branded smartphone portfolio to include premium designs and trendy features at very reasonable price points, TCL also wants to help keep Android tablets alive by unveiling 7 and 10-inch 1T models at MWC 2018.
Don’t let the name fool you, as these slates actually seem to sport thicker bezels than the 1X handset, as well as conventional 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios. With “simple, sleek designs”, they’re definitely not meant to catch the eye, merely aiming to help families share mobile entertainment and gaming experiences without spending a fortune.
Parents looking to buy an Alcatel 1T for their little ones should be happy to hear a dedicated Kids Mode can keep them out of harm’s way online, not to mention busy with games, drawing apps and other pre-loaded content created specifically for them.
An Eye Care mode is another welcomed proprietary software feature, reducing blue light to relieve visual fatigue, and better yet, the 1T 7 and 1T 10 are both set to run Android 8.1 Oreo out the box.
The rest of the specifications are predictably modest, including 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 8GB internal storage, a VGA front camera and 2580mAh battery for the 7-inch version, while the 10-incher (marginally) upgrades all that to a 1280 x 800 IPS display, 16GB ROM, 2MP front shooter, and 4000mAh cell. Both models come with 1GB RAM and 2MP rear cameras, as well as quad-core MT8321 processing power, costing €70 and €100 respectively. They’re not up for grabs right away, coming to select markets across Europe, Latin America and Asia “later in Q2.”