Alcatel is somehow the first company over at MWC 2018 launching tablets, since they’ve just debuted the Alcatel 1T 7 and Alcatel 1T 10 slates. These are both Android Oreo models, with Kids Mode and low prices. Let’s check them out.
The larger of the newcomers, Alcatel 1T 10 features a 10 inch HD display, a 4000 mAh battery and Android 8.1 Oreo on board. It even has an optional Bluetooth keyboard and cover in the mix, which makes a good PC replacement for some productivity tasks. Inside we find a quad core 1.3 GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot.
The smaller model is the Alcatel 1T 7, which packs a 7 inch IPS display with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. It also has a MediaTek MT8321A/D quad core CPU. There’s a 2 MP rear camera, 2VGA front shooter, a 2580 mAh battery and a microSD card slot. The bigger unit swaps the CPU for a MediaTek MT8321 and gets the same cameras.
Both models have a special Eye Care Mode, which reduces the effects of blue light and a Kids More. Parental controls are thus implemented. The big tablet is priced at $120 and the 7 incher is cheaper, at just $85. From what I’ve heard these devices lack support for WiFi 802.11 ac somehow, sticking to older standards.