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Alcatel's inexpensive 1X and 1C phones bring some important upgrades

Chris Velazco
Alcatel's inexpensive 1X and 1C phones bring some important upgrades

This year's set of affordable phones comes courtesy of Alcatel and TCL, which just announced its updated 1X and 1C models -- just be aware that only the 1X is coming to the US. You might remember the 1X as one of the few Android Go edition phones to land in the United States, but Alcatel switched up its priorities this year. The updated 1X instead runs with a quad-core MediaTek chipset and 2GB of RAM, which means it comes loaded with a full-fledged build of Android 8.1 Oreo instead.