Android Go is an iteration of Android Oreo that Google launched last year. It’s meant for affordable devices with 1GB of RAM or less. Many manufacturers have made Android Go smartphones that cost under $100 and promise an improved software experience because of this iteration of Google’s platform. Alcatel is one such device and it’s now available for purchase in the United States from Amazon.
It’s important to keep in mind that Android Go doesn’t actually guarantee a stock Android experience. What users are promised is a better software experience on affordable devices. Google has even made Android Go-specific versions of its popular apps to further improve the user experience on these cheap handsets.
The Alcatel 1 comes with a 5 inch 18:9 aspect ratio LCD display. The specs are obviously nothing to write home about but it does feature a 5 megapixel rear and front camera in addition to 4G LTE support and a 2,000mAh battery.
The handset is now available for purchase in the United States. Amazon is selling it for $79.99. Customers should certainly keep their expectations in check when picking up this device but if they’re in the market for a very affordable device then it would be difficult to go wrong with the Alcatel 1.