In recent time, Google has been dedicating many resources toward delivering faster but cheaper Android phones. Android Go is the latest in the direction, and after releasing several Android Go apps, the main Android Go phone is finally coming out.
Google had to partner with Alcatel to release the first Android Go phone, named Alcatel 1X, which is to ship from April. As expected, the phone doesn’t have advanced specs, but its specs are still cool for average Android phone users.
The Alcatel 1X comes with a quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage. Its screen measures 5.3-inch and has 960 x 480 display capacity. Interestingly, the phone has trimmer bezel and 18:9 aspect ratio like the Tecno Camon CM, Camon i, and Infinix Hot S3.
Some models of the Alcatel 1X feature fingerprint sensors, while some don’t. However, all models have Alcatel’s “Face Key” facial recognition feature. When shipped, the single SIM variant of the phone will sell at €100, while the dual-SIM variants will sell at €110.
In case you don’t know what Android Go is all about, here is what it is: Android Go is a lightweight version of Android Oreo, the latest version of the Android OS. The lightweight OS was designed to run faster than the full Oreo OS and was designed for low-end Android phones.
Though it can run normal Android apps, Android Go has its dedicated apps such as FileGo, YouTube Go, Gmail Go, etc.