CES 2021 is in full swing and TCL unveiled three budged phones under its Alcatel brand as well as an affordable 7-inch tablet. All three phones are powered by MediaTek’s Helio A25 chipset, pack multi-cam setups and feature waterdrop notch displays.
Alcatel 3L (2021)
The Alcatel 3L brings a 6.52-inch LCD with FHD+ resolution and an 8MP selfie cam. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which is further expandable via microSD cards. You get a 48MP primary camera alongside two 2MP modules for macro shots and depth data. There's also a convenient rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
You’re looking at a 4,000 mAh battery with 10W charging over micro-USB, but on the software side, you get the latest Android 11. The Alcatel 3L comes in black and blue colors and will retail for €149 starting March.
Alcatel 1S (2021)
If you’re looking for an even more affordable device, there’s the Alcatel 1S which also packs a 6.52-inch LCD but of HD+ resolution and a lower resolution 5MP selfie cam. The back houses a 13MP main sensor alongside two 2MP modules. You get 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and a 4,000 mAh battery.
The Alcatel 1S boots Android 11 and comes in black and blue colors with a retail of €109 starting February.
Alcatel 1L (2021)
The Alcatel 1L is cheaper still, packing a smaller 6.1-inch LCD with the same HD+ resolution, a dual camera setup (13MP + 2MP) and a 3,000 mAh battery.
The phone boots Android 11 (Go edition) and comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. It also comes in black and blue colors and will be priced at $135 in the US. First sales are scheduled to begin in March.
Alcatel 1T 7 Wi-Fi
In addition to the three budget phones, TCL is also bringing a budget Alcatel tablet called the Alcatel 1T 7 Wi-Fi. Its full specs and design weren’t revealed yet but it will come in at just €59 for the 16GB version and €69 if you need 32GB storage.
This is a family-oriented tablet that will go up against the likes of Amazon’s Fire lineup. The tab will boot Android 10 (Go edition) and will come with a special Kids Mode.
The Alcatel 1T 7 will be available in green and black colors later this month.