Simply two days in the past, we realized that the primary units working Google‘s new ‘Android Pass’ platform could be introduced subsequent week at Cellular Global Congress. Now it sounds as if Alcatel has jumped the gun somewhat, and unveiled the sector’s first Android Pass telephone along a slew of alternative units. It is referred to as the 1X, and it isn’t a lot other from a standard price range telephone, with the exception of for the instrument.

One of the vital telephone’s specs come with a quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB garage, and a five.Three-inch 960×480 show. At the plus aspect, it does have an 18:nine facet ratio, which remains to be a rarity on price range units. Unusually, there’s no fingerprint sensor, in contrast to many different telephones within the sub-$100 vary (like LG’s new Okay sequence units).

The Verge spent a while with the 1X in Barcelona, and preliminary impressions weren’t excellent. Vlad Sarov skilled freezing problems, however that may be the results of a pre-production tool. Alcatel lately rolled out spamware to a couple of its telephones, however it isn’t transparent if the 1X suffers from that or now not.

The 1X will cross on sale in April for €100 (about $122), or €110 if you need the dual-SIM model. There is no telling if this shall be offered in america or now not, however because of the above-mentioned spamware, I might in my view avoid all Alcatel units.