Alcatel 1 is a cheap Android Go phone for T-Mobile and AT&T
If you only have $80 to spend on an unlocked smartphone, you may want to hear about the Alcatel 1, a brand new handset that's officially launching in the US now. This is an Android Go (Oreo Edition) phone, which means it comes with software optimized for its modest specs - thus, even if the device is super-cheap, it can still provide a smooth user experience.
Sporting a 5-inch display with 480 x 960 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio, the Alcatel 1 is pretty small compared to most other smartphones out there. The handset is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor aided by 1 GB of RAM. You're also getting a 5MP camera (interpolated to 8MP), a frontal 2MP unit (stretched out to 5MP), a 3.5mm headset jack, a 2,000 mAh battery, and 8 GB of expandable storage space.
The Alcatel 1 is priced at $79.99 and can be used on GSM/LTE carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T, or their prepaid brands. The smartphone is available for order now on Amazon, but it looks like it won't ship for at least a month or so.
This is the second Android Go phone that Alcatel is releasing in the US, after the slightly more expensive (and larger) Alcatel 1X. If you're interested in ordering it, you can find the handset at the source links below.