The Alcatel 1B 2020 is one of the affordable smartphone that was announced by TCL. The phone makes history as it’s the first device in the smartphone world to feature Android 10 Go Edition.
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Apart from that, it also has a decent body design and a good camera set-up. Sadly, it lacks a fingerprint scanner.
Alcatel 1B 2020 Key Specs & Features
- 5.5-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1440 pixels (293 ppi)
- Android 10 (Go Edition)
- 1.3 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm QM215 Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB inbuilt storage expandable via SDcard
- 13 MP Rear Camera
- 5 MP Front Camera
- 4g LTE Network
- Dedicated Google Assistant Button
- Face ID
- 3000 mAh Li-ion Battery
Design and Display
On the body, the Alcatel 1B (2020) has an asymmetrical feather-textured design. The smartphone evokes a special beauty on its body. The front is made of glass, while the back has plastic and a plastic frame.
The phone only shortcoming is the lack of fingerprint scanner and notch. It has body dimensions of 146.1 x 71.6 x 9.9 mm and it weighs 168 grams.
On the front, it has a 5.5-inch HD+ display with thick bezels around the screen. The screen has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, an 18:9 ratio, and 293 PPI density. It also makes use of the IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and it has a 74.6% screen-to-body ratio.
Camera and Storage
As for the camera, the Alcatel 1B 2020 has a single shooter of 8MP f/2.0 camera on the back with HDR while the selfie camera is a 5MP f/2.2 camera.
It has average inbuilt storage of 16GB with a RAM of 2GB. There is a dedicated MicroSD card slot that you can use to expand the memory.
Hardware and Software
The Alcatel 1B 2020 has a Qualcomm QM215 SOC based on 28nm process technology. The Quad-core processor on the device is handling its assignment at a speed of 1.3 GHz with Adreno 308 to take care of graphics.
Powering the whole system is Android 10 based on Go Edition which will help in smart management and an all-day battery, and you can also multitask and do more as well.
Battery and Network
The Alcatel 1B has a 3000 mAh battery which promises to last a full day under normal usage. You can talk up to 16 hours, browse for up to nine hours or listen to up to 61 hours of music with ease.
It has Bluetooth 4.2, dual-SIM support (nano only) and an FM radio for entertainment. The dual SIM has 4G LTE networks for fast browsing and downloads.
Since there is no fingerprint scanner, the device makes use of face unlock and it will be available via an OTA update. Despite being the cheapest of the lot, it also gets a dedicated Google Assistant button.
You can use the Google Assistant to manage tasks, keep in touch, get directions and control your home from anywhere.
Alcatel 1B 2020 Price and Availability
The Alcatel 1B will be sold for $66 which roughly converts to 24,000 Naira in Nigeria. In Ghana, the Alcatel 1B 2020 will sell at a price of 380 Ghs and 6,700 Ksh in Kenya.
It will go on sale this quarter and will be available in Prime Black and Pine Green.
Alcatel 1B 2020 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Alcatel 1B 2020:
- Platform: Android 10.0 (Go Edition)
- Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm QM215
- GPU: Adreno 308
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Prime Black, Pine Green
- Dimension: 146.1 x 71.6 x 9.9 mm
- Weight: 168g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 5.5-inch IPS Display 720 x 1440 pixels (293 PPI)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p@30fps Video
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Autofocus
- Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, 1080p@30fps Video
- Built-in Storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3000 mAh Li-ion Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: No